InDis' Online Image Editor 2.1 (OIE) is a special enhancement for any Content or Website Management System. The user only once downloads the special component (ActiveX) and from that moment on he can edit images directly from within his browser.
The huge advantage is that unlike other available tools the processing of for instance large digital photos takes place on the client computer before uploading it to the server. Therefore OIE speeds up the editing process and limits the use of bandwidth.
Supported file types include gif, jpg, png, tiff and bmp. A vast number of professional image manipulation functions are built in to make it a useful tool for both novice users and for those demanding advanced functionality and sophisticated results.
Tool bar - contains buttons and menus to access the most of the functions, contained in OIE.
Image area - displays the currently edited image. OIE support unlimited drag-n-drop of graphics/photos!
Properties bar - in this area special palettes appear, which allow you to set specific options for the currently used tools, selected layers, etc.
Zoom bar - you can use this tool to change the zoom of the displayed image. Zoom can be set either by choosing a value from the drop-down box, entering the value directly (expressed in percent), dragging the zoom track bar or by using your mouse wheel (if available).
Status bar - displays image dimensions or other status iformation about the current image.
Optionally snapshot image area can be visible. OIE allows you to take a "snapshot" of what an image looked like. The shapshot can be used as a reference point to visually compare how the image was affected by manipulations.
With an additional script running on the webserver the user can upload and/or edit images directly from within their Content or Website Management System using OIE. The full version of OIE contains example scripts, in both PHP and ASP format.
It has parameters like a MaxHeight/MaxWidth feature that a system administrator can set to prevent images that are too big being uploaded to specific parts of a website. Also both the color and font can be changed to fit in an existing CMS. Currently OIE is available in three languages: English, Dutch and Lithuanian.
OIE could also be used by the user (offline) as a graphic tool to create or edit images, using the load/paste function in combination with the save function. It then offers the user all necessary options as any windows based graphic application would.