Frequently Asked Questions
Licence Questions (9)
Open the software and on the form that will appear click on the “Install License” button. You will be presented with a form that you must enter you licence key. Copy the key from the mail, paste it into the text box and click the “Install” button. Your key will be validated and if everything works ok after some time the licence status will change to “Licence installed”. You are now ready to run the software.
If there is no internet connection in your pc, you can save the license to a file from the Save Licence button and send it to us to activate it for you. Then you can use the Load Licence button to load the license file we have sent you.
How to Questions (18)
Images related questions
Now, if you want to import just a number of images use the Import Images button or simply drag them in EDA from any folder on your computer and they will be imported.
Since EDA does not copy your images but imports them by reference you should not remove your external hard drives and storage media while you are creating or exporting your pages.
To create a new group of images, just click on the New Group button or simply drag them to the top bar of the group’s panel, once there are in the software. A new group will be created and you can name it as you wish. Note that each time you import a folder of images a new group is automatically created with the name of the folder you imported.
Albums related questions
Please note that this is possible if your original images are stored in an external hard drive. The name on the hard drive must be the same on both computers.
To do this, select on the initial form the album you want from the list and click on the Duplicate the Selected Album button. On the form that will appear type the name of the album and change the size of it, from the size fields. Press on the Duplicate button and in a couple of seconds your duplicate will be ready.
Pages related questions
1. If you want to add one of the backgrounds included in the software click on the Backgrounds Folder button and select the background you want.
2. To set a background from your images, select it in the image list and click on the Assign image to background button.
3. Click on an image on a layout that you are creating, that you want to set as a background image. Right click on it and from the menu that appears select Set as Background Image.
Note: If you want to have the same background for many pages or for the whole album, click on the Lock Background Image button to lock it.
1. Menu option: Select Template-Flip Template-Horizontal or Vertical
2. Keyboard Shortcuts: Press Ctrl+Space to Flip Template Horizontal and Shift+Space to Flip Template Vertical.
You can also flip just the Right or Left part of a page Horizontally or Vertically. To see all the keyboard shortcuts of EDA select from the main menu Help-Keyboard Shortcuts…
Workflow related questions
Now every time you drag an image on a page or you exchanging layouts, the properties will be applied automatically.
Please make sure that the number of digits of the images you are importing are the same. For example, if you have 3 images named AVG-10, AVG-093 and AVG-100 the images will be sorted with the AVG-093 first, AVG-10 second and AVG-100 last. Make sure you name all your images with the same number of digits, e.g 4 digits, like AVG_0001, AVG_0002 and so on.
EDA uses the version of Photoshop that was last installed on your computer. However, if I you install an older version of Photoshop and sometime later you remove it EDA will try to find this version, since it is the last written in the computer’s registry. To solve the problem, go to your Control Panel and simply repair the version of Photoshop you have installed. Also, if you are using any of the latest versions of Photoshop CC 2019+2020 make sure that the Image Interpolation method, in the Preferences-General is set to Bicubic (best for smooth gradients) and not to Bicubic Automatic.
EDA uses a smart image management for saving size on disk. For doing this, thumbnails of your original images are created while you import them, but the images remain in their current location on disk and are used by reference. So if you rename or move the images from their imported location, EDA will not be able to find them and the “Image not found” message will be displayed.
The path and the name of the image that was not found will be displayed in the message body. Rename it or move it to its original location to fix the problem.
Please make sure that the folder name of the images you want to import is written in the English language.