March 30, 2018

PhotoScape Numerical Annotation & Hidden Mickey

PhotoScape is a great all around graphic tool. It's very useful to touch up images and add a bit of touch that sometimes is needed.

Numerical Annotation

There are times when I have a graphic image and I need to point several things out, such as steps to perform a bug. This is where having a numerical annotation graphic can be handy.

There isn't a built-in numerical functionality in PhotoScape X. There are a couple of ways to get it done:

  • Add a Figure Image
  • Use a Text Symbol

I like using the symbol way versus the first way because I can duplicate the graphics and have all the numerical annotations be the same size, color, and effect.

Basic Steps to Add Numerical Annotation

  1. Open up an Image in PhotoScape as Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the Insert icon in the top bar.
  3. Click on Text on the top bar
  4. To the right of the 'Text' box is a Symbol box (lower of the two boxes to the right of the "Text Box")
  5. Select one numerical that you would like to use and click 'Ok'
  6. Change the color so that it stands out.
  7. Now you can move the Symbol around the image and resize it.
  8. For multiple steps, simply duplicate the text field and change the graphic.
  9. If you have more than '20' items, as that is the highest symbol number, simply change the color

Photo Scape X Symbols

Hidden Mickey in PhotoScape!

While playing around with Photoscape, I found a real hidden Mickey!

When you insert an image to another image, you have the ability to define the inserted image shape. If you scroll about 2 thirds a way down, you'll see two Mickey Mouse images.

Hidden Mickey Photo Scape

There's also a Macintosh logo there with Steve Jobs as the outline.

Very Cool.

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