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Postby theden on Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:13 pm

Could any one tell me how to save my jewel case creations in jpeg .
thanks sue :cry:
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Postby cfitz on Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:35 pm

Can you explain a little bit more what you are trying to do? It isn't clear. What are your creations, how are you making them, and what software are you using?

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Postby cfitz on Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:23 pm

Sorry for the delay. I was otherwise occupied:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 3813#53813

Unfortunately it looks like your best bet may be to do a screen capture, and then paste the resulting image into your favorite image editor. This probably won't give you the best of results since resolution will be limited. To capture the screen image, either use the screen capture function of your image editor, or press Ctrl-Print Screen on the keyboard.

Another option would be to install a printer driver that allows you to print to a jpeg file rather than an actual printer. This presumably would give you better resolution, but has the drawback of additional complexity and software purchases of specialty printer drivers (which are somewhat notorious for being difficult to do properly, so you might expect some buggy or at least undesirable behavior). In addition, NTI's jewel case editor doesn't allow you to select printers (it only uses the system printer), so every time you want to use the jewel case editor you will have to change your default system printer. That's not hard, but it is one extra hassle. If you have any interest in this route, here are some places to start looking:

http://www.pucb.com/cdinfo/
http://www.verypdf.com/printimage/
http://www.softpile.com/Utilities/Print ... index.html

Perhaps you would be better off abandoning NTI's product and trying one of the many other similar products out there. Look around and you will find both products for sale and free templates for Word, etc. Some people are suggesting their favorite labeling software in this thread:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=9344

I think those packages all include tools for creating jewel case inserts as well. And you can find many more packages by searching on Google, etc.

Another route would be to do all your work in your favorite image editor first, and after you are done import the images into NTI's product (which is fairly straightforward) and take advantage of its built-in templates to print the correct size booklets.

Finally, if you want a free product to get artist/title/track information in a form that is easy to cut and paste into other software, try Transrecord CD Info. It isn't terribly slick, but it is free and seems to do the job with a little cajoling:

http://www.pucb.com/cdinfo/

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Postby cfitz on Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:38 am

If all you want to do is use the pictures that come pre-installed with NTI's jewel case software, you can find them in .jpg format in the NTI installation directory. If you accepted the default installation options, they will be in these directories:

C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI CD-Maker\FrntBkgd
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI CD-Maker\InnrBkgd
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI CD-Maker\BackBkgd
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI CD-Maker\CdlbBkgd

These directories hold the images for, respectively, the front of the jewel case, the inner insert, the back of the jewel case, and the CD label (these are the images found on the left-most toolbar in the JewelCase Maker program, on the "Front", "Inside", "Back" and "CD Label" tabs.)

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