New in Storyboard 1.2

Posted by | September 24, 2011 | General News, Storyboard | 2 Comments

Access our product updates page now to gain access to the newest version Storyboard! Let’s dig into what is new…the three key additions to Storyboard 1.2 are:

  • Smart 3 image layout (2 horizontals beside one vertical – one of the most requested features! You will love how we implemented this)
  • Added the ability to batch resize a bunch of selected single images to your blog width in a single go (makes building a blog post even faster! – CS4&CS5 only!)
  • Advanced settings file (allows advanced users more control over Storyboard’s functions).
  • Save for web (keeping your file sizes smaller and loading your blog faster!)

Smart Layouts

How does the smart image layouts feature work? Simple! If you feed Storyboard a combination of a vertical and 2 horizontals, Storyboard recognizes this combination and presents you with the smart layout window. Here you can decide which way you want to order the smart layout:

  • It’s the most hands off we could make it. Just select the images you want to Storyboard and if they meet the criteria for this type of layout, only then do we prompt you! No unnecessary mouse clicks for the speediest workflow.
  • No cropping occurs to your images in these type of layouts. They appear just as you have them in your full res files!
  • Works with two horizontals + one vertical, but also with two squares + one vertical or any combination of a square/horizontal + one vertical.
  • Still works in conjunction with our reordering window!

Single Image Storyboarding

It’s quite often that your blog post will feature several full width images mixed amongst your diptychs/triptychs (i.e not every image in your blog post is a diptych or triptych). Instead of having to run each of these images, one at a time, through Storyboard for the resizing and action benefits, now you can just select all the images you want as your full width images and then hold shift+alt (Windows) / shift+option (Mac) and click the Open button. They will all be resized perfectly for your blog and any actions you have setup in your preferences will be run as well. Time saving win!  This feature is CS4 and CS5 only.

Advanced Features

Sometimes you may need extra functionality from Storyboard – maybe with transparent background, needing the Adobe RGB color space or even running an action on each individual image in a storyboard – well now you can specify these changes in an advanced settings file. This file can been found in the “include” folder of the Storyboard X.X folder that you installed into the scripts folder. Open up “Advanced” in a text editor such as Notepad or Textedit and make changes at your own risk.

Save for Web

Since Storyboard IS blogging software, and the images that Storyboard creates are intended for the web, we have hardwired the ‘save for web’ engine into Storyboard; meaning that you can trim down your file sizes and make your blog load even faster. Choose from 0-100 for file save quality.

Get It Now

Just head over to out new product update site to get this new version!

About David MacVicar

David is our customer relations & tech support specialist. He is a wedding photographer from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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