Adding Your Own Images to Labels


Finding Images to Add to a Label

Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker provides two ways to find images on your computer that you can add to your labels: 

1) Click on the "Art Search" tab, enter some text that's in the file or folder names of the art you're looking for, and click the "Search" button. Thumbnails of all supported image files matching your search terms will appear in the window underneath the search button. We support jpg, bmp, png, and pcx graphics types.

2) Click on the "Art Browse" tab, and parse through the explorer tree to see thumbnails of all the supported image files in a particular folder.

The "Art Search" and "Art Browse" tabs should be near the top left corner of your program window. They look like this:

 
  
If you're running at a low video resolution or you've resized your tools window to be very narrow, the clip art tabs might not be visible:

 

In this case, you'll need to click the right arrow to scroll the clip art tabs into view before you can select one of them and start adding your own clip art.


Using an Image You've Found as a Label Background

Once you've found an image you want to make your background, you can either:

1) Double-left-click on the image's thumbnail to make it the background

or

2) Ctrl + double-click the thumbnail to make it a tiled background

or

3) Right-click on the image's thumbnail and select one of the "Set as background" options.

Note that if the image you've selected doesn't have the same aspect ratio as the label you're putting it on, it may appear stretched or squished. It that's the case, you can drag the image's thumbnail and drop it onto the label, then click on the sizing bars to make it big enough to overlap the label without altering its aspect ratio, and click on its title bar or the image itself to position it where you want it.


Adding an Image You've Found as Clip Art

Once you've found an image you want to add to your label, just left-click on its thumbnail, drag it onto your label, and release the mouse button. The program will place the image where you dropped it. As soon as you drop it, it should be in "selected" mode, with sizing bars and a toolbar. You can click on the image's sizing bars to resize the image; you can click on the image's title bar or the image itself to move it. You can also right-click on the image to pop up a menu with a variety of editing options.

You can also drag image files from Windows Explorer and drop them onto your label.

For more details on using your own images, see the Clip Art topic.

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