On startup, pcdMagic displays its main window:
The window consists of two sections:
The options area on the left hand side of the window, used to select options. Generally, you won't need to change any of these. pcdMagic automatically selects the best options for each image based on the image metadata, which gives pcdMagic a variety of data on the image, such as the type of film originally used, and details of the scanner. This part of the screen remain the same for all pcdMagic operations.
The image area on right hand side of the window. Once you have dragged and dropped an image onto the pcdMagic window, the image is displayed here. The area is also used to display information on batch conversions, image properties, etc.
Hint: You can make the options area bigger or smaller by dragging the divider between the two area, even reducing the option area to nothing.
Setting the options
Each of the option areas can be expanded to show their details by clicking them. The various options are:
Show Splash Screen on start up. If this is enabled, the pcdMagic splash screen shows on every start. Note that clicking the splash screen hides it
Show only PCD files in Browser. If this is disabled, all files are shown in the File Browser window.
Output File Format
This allows you to select either JPEG or TIFF format. The default is JPEG.
Set Film Type
Normally pcdMagic autodetects film type, and sets the color profile to match. However, if this was incorrectly set at the time the image was scanned, you may be able to get more pleasing color by manually overriding this setting.
Set Scanner Model
The scanner model used to perform the original scan also effects color rendition. Normally pcdMagic autodetects scanner model, and sets the color profile to match. However, if this was incorrectly set at the time the image was scanned, you may be able to get more pleasing color by manually overriding this setting.
Get Help and Support
The help and support area allows you to:
Get information on the version number of pcdMagic for Windows
Enter your license code