Side Panel Reference

This section describes the main controls available when you are enhancing an image.

 

The main sections in the controls panel (in the screen-shot above) can be opened or closed by clicking on the header of each section.

Each section has a toggle on the right hand side, which shows if it has any effect . You can click on this button to temporarily disable a section (which will set sliders to zero to make it have no effect) and click again to enable it.   If you want to start again with a section, you can turn it off and start adjusting the sliders from that ‘clean state’.

A section is only displayed if it is needed. For example if there are no buildings in the picture then the Building section will not be shown.

The Histogram is only available in the Studio Max edition and is always shown at the top even if you scroll the rest of the sections.

Docking and Undocking the controls

You can undock and move the controls by dragging the gray rectangle at the top of the controls, then the control panel can be made longer or shorter by dragging the bottom edge of the control panel. You can re-dock the control panel on the left or right by dragging it all the way over to the left or right.  When the panel is undocked, it will fade out when you use the sliders.   That way you can adjust your image completely full screen with no distracting elements.

Flipping between the enhanced and original image

You can press the Enter key at any time to switch the enhanced image view to show the original image. The original image is only shown while you hold down the enter key.

This lets you flip between the enhanced and original image which is a great way to see the changes.

Alternatively, you can click and hold the mouse button down on the button that says Show Original.

v3 Side Panel Reference

This section describes the main controls available when you are enhancing an image.

The main sections in the controls panel can be opened or closed by clicking on the header of each section.

Each section has a toggle on the right hand side that resembles a power button that is green when on and grayed out when off. You can click on this button to temporarily disable a section (which will set the sliders to zero) and click again to enable it. If you want to start again with a section, you can turn it off and start adjusting the sliders from that ‘clean state’.

A section is only displayed if it is needed. For example if you have not labelled any buildings in the picture then the Building section will not be shown.

The Histogram is only available in the Studio Max edition and is always shown at the top even if you scroll down the rest of the sections.

Dock and Un-dock the controls

You can un-dock and move the controls by dragging the gray rectangle at the top of the controls. The control panel can then be made longer or shorter by dragging the bottom edge of the control panel. Re-dock the control panel on the left or right by dragging it all the way over to the left or right.  When the panel is un-docked, it will fade out when you use the sliders. That way you can view and edit your image completely full screen with no distracting elements.

Flip between the enhanced and original image

You can press the Enter / Return key at any time to switch the enhanced image view to show the original image. The original image is only shown while you hold down the Enter / Return key.

This lets you flip between the enhanced and original image which is a great way to see the changes.

Alternatively, you can click and hold the mouse button down on the button that says Show Original.

General Settings

To bring up this dialog, return to the Home screen and click the Settings button in the top left hand corner.

The settings available under the General tab are:

Show tips as you use LandscapePro

Unchecking the box turns off the tips, so you will no longer be prompted with tips on how to use LandscapePro.

Load 16 bit images as 8 bit then reprocess as 16 bit on Save ( Off: Slow)

Checking the box will save you some time on loading images if you only have small adjustments to make to your images.

Auto Plugin Mode

If this is checked, LandscapePro will enter plug-in mode if a path is specified on the command line when launching the application.

Check the box to use the Studio version as a Plugin. Uncheck the box if you regularly open images directly in LandscapePro.

Send anonymous usage data to improve LandscapePro

Allow your software to collect data anonymously and send it to Anthropics to help improve the software.

Jpeg Compression Setting. Higher is better quality.

Adjust the amount of compression when saving a jpg image. Smaller values produce smaller files, higher values produce larger, but better looking files.

Maximum image display size

If you have problems loading very large images into the software, they might be too large for your graphics card to display. If that’s the case you can lower this value. It will only affect what you see in the software, images will still be saved at the original size.

General Settings

To bring up this dialog, return to the Home screen and click the Settings button in the top left hand corner.

The settings available under the General tab are:

Show tips as you use LandscapePro

Un-checking the box turns off the tips, so you will no longer be prompted with tips on how to use LandscapePro.

Load 16 bit images as 8 bit then reprocess as 16 bit on Save ( Off: Slow)

Checking the box will save you some time on loading images if you only have small adjustments to make to your images.

Auto Plugin Mode

If this is checked, LandscapePro will enter plug-in mode if a path is specified on the command line when launching the application.

Check the box to use the Studio version as a Plugin. Un-check the box if you regularly open images directly in LandscapePro.

Send anonymous usage data to improve LandscapePro

Allow your software to collect data anonymously and send it to Anthropics to help improve the software.

Jpeg Compression Setting. 

Adjust the amount of compression when saving a jpg file. Higher is better. Smaller values produce smaller files, higher values produce larger, but better looking files.

Maximum image display size

If you have problems loading very large images into the software, they might be too large for your graphics card to display. If that’s the case you can lower this value. It will only affect what you see in the software, images will still be saved at the original size.