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Managing Image Files

Open the Manage Image Files dialog to define the image files for displaying logos in the camera. You can upload image files to the camera and store them in its permanent storage. Alternatively, the camera can automatically download an image file from a website (using the URL address).

The camera can display the following image file formats:

Note: If you plan to display portions of the graphic transparently, it is recommended to use an indexed bitmap file with 256 colors or a PNG graphic with alpha channel and transparency.

Once you have loaded the desired image files in your camera or made available via URL, these images can be displayed as logo or watermark in the camera image. Open the Logo Profiles dialog.

Upload Image File

  • The Manage Image Files dialog displays the size and the remaining space for all user graphics in the Stored User Images section. Upon delivery, every camera has 243 kB free space for user images. Hence, a user graphic that is to be loaded into the camera cannot be larger than 243  kB. If user graphics have been saved, the free space is reduced accordingly and is displayed in the Free field and in the explanatory text for Image File.
  • User graphics should have a color depth of no more than 8 bits.
  • In order to create an indexed bitmap graphic with transparent areas it may help to fill the transparent images areas with a color that is not used in the rest of the image.
  • For a free-of-charge tool for creating and editing graphic files in the formats mentioned above under Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS X environments, go to Apart from several conversion possibilities, Gimp also allows you to find the index for the color that you want to display transparently.
  • To display the content of a .tar file, you can use e.g. WinZip, StuffIt or PowerArchiver.

View system images

The camera software already contains some image files. In order to view these system images, select a name. Click on Display to display the image in a separate preview window.

Stored User Images

This list contains the image files you have stored in the camera's permanent storage.

Displayed Information

The name, size and format for every image file are displayed in this list.

PNG images with alpha channel are marked in the Transparency by an alpha entry, for 256 color bitmaps, an additional selection field is displayed where you can set the color you would like to display transparently.

To configure transparency for bitmap images:

The last line of this section displays information on the amount of storage space that the image files are using. Also, the remaining storage capacity for user data is displayed.

Download Image Files

Note: This section is available only if you already have stored at least one image file in the camera's permanent storage.

You can store one or several image files as an archive file (.tar) on your local computer. In order to select several files, keep the Ctrl key pressed and select the desired files with your mouse.

You can either keep such an archive for backup purposes or upload it to other cameras.

Images Loaded From URL

The camera can be configured to download images from a website (URL) once after it has been rebooted or in predefined intervals. These files are saved in temporary storage and will thus only be available until the camera is rebooted.

After you have clicked on the Set button, the camera tries to load the configured images. You can display the current status of each image that has not been set to Inactive by clicking on . For this purpose, the transfer log file is displayed in a separate window. If successful, a link is displayed in the status window, which you can use to open a preview window with the image as is stored on the camera.

Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.

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