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Logo Profiles

The Logo Profile dialog is used to extend the image files that have been uploaded in the Manage Image Files dialog to a logo profile with the corresponding display options.

A logo profile is the combination of an image file and its positioning information in the camera image.

Logo Display

Select the desired option to either activate or deactivate the logo display in the camera image.

Profiles & Options

Note

Click on the More button at the bottom of the dialog to display all options for all profiles.

Set the following parameters in the Image Profiles dialog for each profile:

Parameter

Description

Logo n

Enter a unique logo name. The camera will use this name for error messages.

Valid characters are letters, digits, dot, comma and underscore.

Enable Logo

Using this switch, you can temporarily hide individual logos. Hidden logos remain stored and can be shown again later on.

Time Table Profile

To show a logo based on a weekly schedule, you can select a Time Table.

Live Image Logo

Using this option, you define whether or not the logo is displayed in the live image.

Image Link Logo

Specify, whether or not the logo can be used for custom image formats. If you choose the force setting, the logo is displayed in every image and cannot be removed.

Logo Opacity

Use this option to define how visible the logo is displayed within the camera image. Specifying the opacity value lower than 100% results in the actual camera image to shine through. If you would like to obtain a watermark effect, try setting the opacity to 20 to 30%.

Image List

The image list contains all available Image Files. You may use one or multiple image files for a logo. When selecting several image files, they are displayed one at a time (rotated) at short intervals.

Rotation Interval

Specify the interval for displaying the image files from the image list one at a time.

Logo Position

The logo image files can be positioned in the camera image in two different ways. For each possibility, the alignment and offset information is interpreted differently.

  • Relative: The logo is positioned in the camera image relative to its alignment, the image size is not relevant.

  • Frame: The logo is drawn as frame around the entire camera image as described under Creating Frames later in this topic.

 

Positioning: Relative

Positioning: Frames

X/Y Alignment

The logo is aligned relative to the camera image.

Ignored

X/Y Offset

Border offset from the aligned image border in dots.

Size of the corner portions of the frame in dots. For additional information on this topic, see the Creating Frames help page.

Restrict Width/Height

Highlight the allowed camera resolutions that may use this logo. The logo is only displayed in the image if it has been approved for this resolution.

Note

These restrictions are compared to the actual size of the generated image. When using image rotation, the Panorama display mode or any other dual image mode, this is not the size set beforehand!

Adding a Profile

Click on the Add new profile button at the bottom of the dialog to create a new profile. Overtype the proposed name with a name that describes the profile as good as possible; this name is used to identify the profile in other dialogs (e.g. the detail view of the action groups).

Deleting Profiles

In order to delete a profile, activate the Delete checkbox at the top of the profile. The profile will be deleted as soon as you click on Set at the bottom of the dialog.

Creating Frames

Using an image file, you can draw a frame in the camera image. Make sure Positioning is set to Frame.

Tip

It is recommended to create an image file with dimensions that can easily be divided by three, e.g. 90 x 90 pixels.

Example 1. Using a Frame File

The sample file shown here fulfills all prerequisites to be used as a frame file:

  • Format: PNG

  • Size: 90 x 90 pixels

  • Shape: Square

To configure this image file as frame:
  • Download this file to your computer (right-click on the file, then click on Save Image as...).

  • Open the Manage Image Files dialog and transfer this file to your camera.

  • In this dialog, click on the Set button.

  • Open the Logo Profiles dialog and click on the Add new profile button at the end of this dialog.

  • In the new profile, set the Display Logo parameter to show.

  • In the Image List field, select the example_frame entry.

  • Set the Positioning parameter to Frame.

  • Enter a value of 35 for both the X Offset and the Y Offset parameters.

  • Click on the Set button and check how the frame is displayed in the camera's Live Image.

Adapt the frame's Opacity as desired.


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 Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

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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