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Chasys Draw IES Help:


Preferences and Settings
 

About Preferences

Chasys Draw IES has a wide range of preference settings for everything from simple application-specific settings such as UI layout to advanced global preferences such as custom TEMP folders. Most application-specific preferences are not centralized; therefore, there is no “big” preferences dialog, rather, the options are placed in appropriate sections of the UI and/or menu. Global preferences are managed from standalone modules, for example, there's a module for managing file associations and a separate module for managing languages. These are accessible via any application and can also be accessed via shortcuts provided on the Start Menu.

This section provides and overview of some of the preferences available to you for the purposes of explanation.

 

Custom TEMP Folder

Chasys Draw IES creates temporary files for various reasons during normal use; these files are normally stored in the “TEMP” folder provided by Windows. You can improve performance by moving those files to a separate hard-drive on your computer; this is similar to the “scratch-disk” concept used by other image editors such as Photoshop. The faster the secondary hard-drive, the bigger the performance boost.

This setting can be found under Menu > Configure > Other Settings. It is a global configuration for all components of Chasys Draw IES.

It is recommended that you specify a folder in a hard-drive that's separate from the one whether your operating system and its pagefiles reside. You should choose the faster hard-drive you have, although you may want to avoid choosing your SSD (solid-state drive) because the temporary files may generate a very large volume of writes on the SSD.

 

CD5 v3 Compression Level

This setting dictates how much effort the module responsible for saving files in the native CD5 format (Chasys Draw Image) puts into compressing them. This setting can be found under Menu > Configure > Other Settings. It is a global configuration for all components of Chasys Draw IES.

It is recommended that you leave it at the default setting, i.e. normal. Setting it to maximum gives slightly smaller files (usually less than 10% smaller), but may result in significantly longer save times and may break compatibility with older CD5-file readers by allowing the module to use non-standard compression methods.

 

Mouse-wheel Controls

The mouse-wheel can be used to zoom and pan the image. Chasys Draw IES allows you to configure this behaviour to be either default (the way Chasys Draw IES normally handles it) or document (the way most web browsers and other image editors handle it). The details are as listed below:

Default:

Mouse-wheel only

Zoom in/out, centered on the pixel under the cursor    

Mouse-wheel + Ctrl

Zoom in/out, not centered

Mouse-wheel + Shift

Pan/scroll left/right

Mouse-wheel + Shift + Ctrl

Pan/scroll up/down

Document:

Mouse-wheel only

Pan/scroll up/down

Mouse-wheel + Shift

Pan/scroll left/right

Mouse-wheel + Ctrl

Zoom in/out, centered on the pixel under the cursor    

Mouse-wheel + Ctrl + Shift

Zoom in/out, not centered

 

Safe Mode

Safe-mode disables performance optimizations so as to maximize stability. In this mode, the graphics engine is forced to slow down and the just-in-time memory compressor is shut down completely. Other minor optimization engines may be shut down as well.

This setting should normally be turned off. Only use this setting if you are having serious compatibility issues, such as those that may result from faulty hardware or serious system problems. If you find that you have to enable this setting to fix an issue, please report it to support@jpchacha.com for resolution.

 

Autosave

Chasys Draw IES has an autosave feature. You can turn it off, but it is highly recommended that you leave it on.

 

 

Copyright © John Paul Chacha, 2001-2017

The information herein is subject to change without any notice. The author makes no guarantees as to the completeness of this documentation.