HTML Index Contents Settings Tab
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HTML Index Contents Settings Tab  
Contains settings pertaining to what content will be included in the HTML Index and the thumbnail and viewing image properties.

This Tab has several sections....

Index File Filter  
Allows for file name/extension based filtering of which archived files appear in the HTML index. The filter is based on a user defined string with wildcards separated by semi-colons. If Include is selected, the files in the html index will be limited to only the files that are in the filter string. If Exclude is selected the index will contain all checked files except the files that are in the filter string. If the Filter is unchecked, the Filter String will have no effect. NOTE: Spaces are literally interpreted and will effect the filtering algorithms. To edit the filter string, select the edit button and a dialog will pop up giving some filter string examples.  
The filter string adheres to standard Windows based wildcard filtering. When active, the filter is applied to the File Selection tree. Only files specified by the filter will be shown in the tree. When the tree is filtered, the word "Filtered" will appear in the background of the File Selection tree as a reminder.  
EXIF and IPTC Table Options and Filtering  
Include EXIF/IPTC Table with HTML Photo Index Viewing Images - If the EXIF (camera shooting data) or IPTC data is available, it will be displayed in tables below the image on the Viewing Image page. Using this option will add some time during the HTML creation phase of the Archive Set Processing.  
Filter EXIF/IPTC Data - All of the EXIF or IPTC data that is present and able to be decoded will be put into the table if this options is not selected. If this option is selected, you can specify those specific fields that you wish to be displayed by entering the field names (exactly) into the text box below this option. For example, of you only wanted to see the Aperture and Shutter speed in the EXIF table, you would enter "Aperture:Shutter" (without the quotes) in the text box. Any additional fields should be added to the string with a colon between entries. The entries must match the field name exactly (it is case sensitive as well), so it is a good idea to view the table without the filter turned on, and note the exact spelling of the field names, before the filter is used.  
Thumbnail section  
Determines the size, quality, and layout of the Thumbnails created for the index. This may be turned on or off. If thumbnails are turned off, the HTML index will simply contain normal file icons in place of each image. The Cols setting determines how many columns of thumbnail ( and therefore the width of the index) will be used. The rows option will determine how many thumbs are on each page and therefore the number of Thumbnail pages for each specific folder.  
Some image processing can be applied to the thumbnails. Drop shadows can be added as well as Automatic Contrast level adjustments. These are applied only to the thumbnails, the original source image files are unchanged.  
Preview Image section  
Determines the inclusion, size, quality, and layout of the Viewing images created for the index. This may be turned on or off.  
Some image processing can be applied to the viewing images. Drop shadows can be added as well as Automatic Contrast Level adjustments. These are applied only to the viewing images, the original source image files are unchanged. On some cameras, the embedded images used for the thumbnails and viewing images are smaller than the selected viewing image size.  
If the Upscale Image if Smaller option is enabled, the image will be up scaled to the specified size, otherwise it will be the original size as extracted.  
Photoshop Files section  
Photoshop files consist of many layers of images, that, when rendered together create the final composite image. A Photoshop file typically consists of all the independent layer data, as well as a pre-generated composite image preview. When this option is selected (default) AC will use the pre-generated composite image as this is faster and more accurate. If you Photoshop files do not contain the composite image, unselect this option. AC will then attempt to generate the image by compositing the individual layers.  
High Quality Drop Shadows  
When using drop shadows, by default, a simple drop shadow will be used.  
Simple Drop Shadow  
If the High Quality Drop Shadow option is enabled, better quality shadows will be generated. This will extend the thumbnail processing time.  
Higher Quality Drop Shadow  
Regenerate Cached Images  
Archive creator attempts to re-used previously generated thumbnail and viewing images as long as the selected folder hierarchy and the image processing options have not been changed. If you wish to force the re-generation of these cached images, select this option. It is a "One Shot" option in that it will automatically be cleared after the images are processed.  
Raw File Processing Options  

When generating RAW image files, many cameras will also generate ancillary files containing thumbnails and other information. When enabled, this option will hide these ancillary files from appearing in the HTML Index (they will still be archived, just not shown in the index).  
This feature works off of the extension pair lists shown below the check box. That list should contain comma separated file extension pairs. Each pair should be separated by a semi colon. The first extension in the pair is the extension of the raw file and the second is the extension of the files to ignore. Files are only ignored if the base file names are the same.  
For example, for some Canon Cameras, raw files have a .crw extension and for each raw file, a matching file exists with a .thm extension. To filter out these thm files from appearing in the index, the extension pairs list should be set to...  
If a file image0001.crw exists in the same folder as the file image0001.thmthe image0001.thm file will be excluded in the html index.  
Of course this feature can be used with any file types and multiple pairs can be specified. Each pair must be separated by a semi colon. For example....  
crw,thm; cr2,jpg  
Also, for NEF users, the Use NEF SDK option allow for the use of the NEF DLLs for more accurate thumbnail generation and rotation (this requires the NEF DLLs to be installed on the computer).  
The 'Exif/IPTC From Hidden File' option, if selected will take the Exif or IPTC data from the hidden file and use that for the Exif/IPTC tabled data in the HTML index.