Image Masks

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Image Masks

Postby TheBrew » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:57 pm


Add realtime composition previews to your workflow.

An image mask is basically just a static image overlaying the images you view in the browser.

You can use a mask to add a guide, a company logo, a template, or whatever else you can come up with. :)

If you need some parts of the mask to be 100% opaque and other parts to be more or less transparent, you have to use a PNG file.
JPEGs can only have the opacity adjusted for the entire mask.

You import your masks by selecting them from your saved photos.
So to add a mask:

Save the JPEG or PNG image from your image editing program, giving it a nice descriptive filename (But not too long - you'll see why later on).

Mail it to your iDevice.

Open the mail and tap+hold the image to save it.


Open ShutterSnitch and go to any collection. Tap the tool icon and choose "Image overlays".


Pick "Image Mask" and tap the Edit button to be able to select "Add new".
Note: If you don't see an edit button, you're not logged in as superuser.


As you can see in the screenshot above, the filename of the mask is used as the name for the mask (in this case it was "Rule_of_Thirds.png") - that's why it's good to give it a nice descriptive filename before you mail it to your device.

Tap "Add new" and choose the mask you just saved and you're good to go.
It's now easy to find or compose the most fitting image for the template!



The image mask will stay active in any collection - until you remove it. You do this by navigating back to the "Image Mask" popover and choosing "None".
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