In order to get to this menu item choose “Editor” > “Account data” from the menu bar at the top of the screen. Here you can change your personal information such as fist name, last name, e-mail address or your password for HyperImage. The user name can be reviewed as well.
Concerning the on-screen language you can choose between German and English. When changing the language all the menu entries and window labelling will appear in the chosen language. The entered text (metadata) will stay untouched from your choice of screen language. In order to change the on-screen language choose “Editor” > “Display language” from the menu bar. It is planned to offer more languages in the future.
Choose this option if you want to leave the current project, but don’t want to quit the HyperImage Editor. In order to do this, choose “Editor” > “Log off” from the menu bar or use the keyboard shortcut Q (+CTRL+Q).
Note: The given keyboard shortcuts refer to a Mac keyboard, the keyboard shortcuts in brackets refer to a Windows keyboard.
Choose this option if you want to quit the HyperImage-Editor. To do this choose “Editor” > “Logout and Exit” from the menu bar or use the keyboard shortcut Q (CTRL+Q).
In order to get to this menu item choose “Project” > “Export” from the menu bar at the top of the screen or use the keyboard shortcut E (CTRL+E). With this your project is saved in the “PeTAL” XML format in a directory of your choice and all the images included in the project are exported as well (if you so choose). You can use this export format in order to create an online or offline presentation of your project for the HyperImage Reader.
Choose “Project” > “Manage Project Colours / Polygons” in order to administrate the saved polygons and colours of your project. All the colours and polygons, which can be defined by you in the Layer Editor, can be put down in the library for colours and polygons. With that they are available to all the users of the project. To delete a polygon or a colour from the library, choose the colour from the field “Colour Library” or a polygon from the field “Polygon Library” and click on the “Remove” button. In order to work on already defined colours, choose the relevant colour and click the “Edit” button. This function is not available for polygons. Please note that these actions will not affect existing Layers of your project.
In order to get to this menu item choose “Project” > “Project Settings” from the menu bar or use the keyboard shortcut , (CTRL+,). The window “Manage Project Settings” will open. Please note that the project settings are only accessible for project administrators.
With this option you can define in which language you want to enter the metadata of the project title. Please refer to section “Metadata Languages” further down for more information on how to add different languages to your project.
Enter the title of your project into this field in the chosen metadata language.
With this function you can reset your entries to the last saved state. Please note that this action cannot be undone.
If you want to exit the window “Manage Project Settings” in which you have made changes to the project title without saving it, you will be automatically prompted if you want to save the changes. You can do this yourself as well, just click on the “Save” symbol under “Project Title” field.
This menu item is only relevant for the HyperImage Reader of the Leuphana University Lüneburg. It indicates which element of the project will be shown first (pre-selected) in the Reader.
In this item all the available metadata languages are displayed, which you can add to your project. This function offers you the possibility to choose languages in which you want to enter your metadata.
These languages are the languages, which you can import into the column “Project Languages”.
Mark the languages, which you want to have in your range of project languages, in the field “Available Languages” and drag the language(s) into the list “Project Languages” while keeping the left mouse button pressed.
These are the languages that are already imported into your project. Please note that by deleting a language from the project, all the metadata written in this language will be irrevocably deleted as well.
This field indicates which is the default language for entering metadata and text. You can choose from the languages in the field “Project Languages”.
If you choose “Project” > “Project Templates” from the menu bar, the window “Project Templates” will open.
Note: At the time of writing this manual, the template-editor is still being developed (January 2009), therefore only the existing project templates or fields can be displayed at this moment.
In this window you can manage the flexible metadata of objects. This happens by using so called templates, which are prefabricated collections of metadata fields, which are based on international standards (e.g. Dublin Core). Of course you can put together your own subject-specific collection for a corpus as well.
In the Object Editor under “Properties”, current templates in the project can be viewed, new ones added or existing ones deleted.
Please note that the deletion of fields and / or templates will lead to deletion of all the metadata in the field or this template. This action cannot be undone.
Please also note that it is possible to change prefabricated (standards based) templates to make adjustments, but this may lead to incompatibility with the corresponding metadata standard.
Guests can access the projects they are signed up for, but they can’t make changes on the project.
The most common case is that you are logged on as a regular user in a project. In this case you can use all the functions described in this manual without restrictions.
The following functions are reserved for project administrators:
Project administrators can add or remove users from their project. In order to get to this menu item choose “Project” > “Manage Project Users” from the menu bar. Please note that user administration is reserved for project administrators only.
In order to get to this menu item choose “Project” > “Switch Project” from the menu bar. In case your current account is a member of multiple HyperImage projects, you can change between these projects without having to logout and login again. Further information concerning the log in can be found in chapter 1, section “Log in“.
Open a New Group Browser
You can open a Group Browser in order to group and/or sort the elements in your project. To do this either type 1 (CTRL+1) or choose “Tools” > “New Group Browser” from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
This function makes it possible for you to find elements on the basis of metadata language, a keyword or a field entry of the element in question. To open a search window, type 2 (CTRL+2) or choose “Tools” > “New Search” from the menu bar.
A new search window will open. The search window is composed of the sections “Define Search” and “Search Results”. Select a language, type in a keyword or a field entry or refine your search by combining all three search criteria. Click on the symbol “Search” in the at the bottom of section “Define Search” in order to start the search. You’ll find the results, which match your entered data, in the section “Search Results”. You can open and work on these by double clicking. You can also link search results with different elements or put them in a group via drag&drop.
A Repository window will open which is divided into three sections: “Search Repository”, “Repository Elements” and “Repository Element Metadata”.
Here you can manage accesses to external image repositories. Images in these repositories can be displayed and imported into the project via drag&drop.
In this section you’ll find all the repositories, which are taking part in the HyperImage project and from which you can import elements.
Click on the repository from which you want to import data and enter the user name and password. Please ask the project partners that managing the repositories about login credentials.
Once you’ve selected a Repository, you can export or import files from it. Choose the desired file and drag it into your project (while keeping the left mouse button pressed). The imported file will show up automatically in the Import group if it hast not yet been assigned to a different group.
Here you can view the metadata of the file in the external repository and that will be imported together with the file.
Switch between Windows
If multiple windows are open at the same time, you can switch back and forth between them by typing > (CTRL+>) for the next window or < (CTRL+<) for the previous window. This menu item can be found under “Window” > “Next Window” or “Window” > “Previous Window” respectively in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
If you want to hide the Metadata section of the current window you can choose “Window” > “Hide Metadata” from the menu bar or use the shortcut M (CTRL+M). The Metadata section of current the window will be hidden and the area in the middle will be enlarged.
Display Open Windows
Choosing “Window” from the menu bar, will display a list of all the windows currently open in the Editor after the item “Hide Metadata”
About HyperImage Editor
By choosing “Help” > “About HyperImage Editor” drom the menu bar you can see which version of the Editor you are currently using.
At the time of writing of this manual, this function is not yet implemented (January 2009).
By choosing “Help” > “Visit WebSite” from the menu bar the website http://hyperimage.sourceforge.net/ will open where you can find more information about and a technical description of the HyperImage Editor.