The Develop Window allows you to view individual images, and see the effect of making changes to the settings on the left hand side of the screen.

pcdMagic automatically goes into the Develop Window if you either:

  • Drag-and-drop single file onto the pcdMagic window, or
  • Double-click a file in Windows Explorer to open it.

Moving around the Develop Window 

You can find zoom controls under the View menu, or use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • To zoom in, use the <+> key 
  • To zoom out, use the <-> key
  • To zoom to 1:1, use the <1> key
  • To zoom to fit the entire image into the window, use the <f> key

You can also use the context menu (right-click the image) to zoom. The context menu also allows you to:

  • Return to the start screen, or
  • Show the image's metadata. The metadata contains information such as film type, data scanned, scanner type, etc.

Setting the color profile 

Normally the color profile is set automatically based on the metadata included into the image to match the film and scanner type. However, you can override the automatic setting by using the "Film Type" and "Scanner Model" selections on the left hand side of the screen.

Exporting to JPEG, TIFF

You don't need to take any action to export a converted file. As soon as any file is opened by pcdMagic, it is instantly converted to the format selected by the various settings on the left hand side of the screen. If you change any of the settings while image is displayed, the exported image is immediately updated on disk. The exported image can be found in the same directory as the original PCD image.

Viewing image metadata 

You can view all image metadata by right-clicking the image, and selecting "Properties".