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Historian 4 Tip: Negative to Positive

Learn how to run your negatives into positive images. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Using the Album Planner in Your Workflow (Public Post)

Choosing the photos that you will use in your Artisan books and projects is a big job! The more organized you are before starting to make pages, the more fun you will have creating. The Album Planner is a place that you can use to organize photos in ways beyond using tags and the Historian timeline. If you are a visual learner/thinker, this feature will be eye-opening for you, especially if you haven't used it before.

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Historian 4 Tip: The Cleanup Tool (Public Post)

Sometimes photos taken in low light or using a high ISO can be quite grainy. If the image is too grainy for your liking, Historian has tools to clean up the photo by reducing the graininess. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Exporting A Media Vault

It is easy to export all or part of a Historian Media Vault to a Windows folder, keeping all your categories, tags, editing and stories intact. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Recovering Deleted Photos

When you delete a photo from Historian, it goes into its own Recycle Bin. This is excellent, because it gives you a chance to change your mind and “undelete” the photo. Images will stay in the Historian Recycle Bin indefinitely and can be retrieved at any stage. However, the Recycle Bin can get rather large and will quickly fill up your hard drive, so it is a good idea to empty it regularly. Once the Recycle Bin has been emptied, the photos can’t be recovered. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Changing The Time On Multiple Images

How often have you taken photos and found that your camera was set to the wrong time and date? This can happen especially when you’re travelling overseas and are in a different time zone. Family members traveling with you might also have their camera set to a different date to yours. In either case, your photos don’t sit in the right part of the timeline when imported into Historian. Well, did you know you can change the date on several images at the same time? *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Merging Vaults Avoiding Duplicates (Public Post)

Historian has a built in Merge Vault function. It works really well and is easy to use. However, it does not automatically detect duplicates. If you have Media Vaults that include some of the same photos, merging those vaults will result in duplicate images. Below is a method for combining those Media Vaults in a way that identifies the duplicates before they are imported, allowing you to decide if you want to import them or not. This method is a little more manual than using the Merge button, but it is straightforward and effective. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Video Tidbit: Emptying the Historian Recycle Bin

When you delete a photo from Historian, it goes into its own recycle bin.  This is excellent, because it gives you a chance to change your mind and retrieve the photo.  However, it can get quite large, and like all recycle bins, needs to be emptied. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Fixing Pet Eye

Historian has wonderful tools to fix “red eye” in flash photos. These tools don’t tend to work so well on pet eyes, because pet eyes are different. In dogs (and many other animals, but not people), the retina has a reflective layer behind it, which acts like a mirror, reflecting light at the back of the eyes. The reflective layer is what helps dogs see better at night. Light is reflected outward, giving the dog’s retina a second chance to absorb the rays. The best solution to avoiding so-called “pet eye” is to take photos of pets without the flash. Photos taken in natural light look much better. However, if you do have photos where the pet’s eyes are glaringly green or yellow, here are the steps to fix them in Historian.

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Historian 4 Tip: Sorting Images (Public Post)

Historian automatically sorts all the media in your memory vault in order. However, there are a number of different criteria it can sort by, and more than one place to choose how you are viewing your images. This may give the impression that Historian is sorting incorrectly, however, a good understanding of the various sort options will enable you to organize and locate images efficiently. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Limiting Face Tagging

Facial recognition in Historian is a huge time saver and makes finding images of specific people a breeze. However, there are times when tagging every single face is not helpful. For example, here is my son’s football team photo (Australian Football). I want his face tagged, but not the rest of the boys. If I use automatic face tagging on this photo, I will need to reject every face but one, which is easy but time consuming. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Sharing Images Advanced Options (Public Post)

There are a number of options for sharing images from Historian – share to a file, to a CD or DVD, to Forever, in an email and more. All the options can be found on the Share ribbon. Whatever the destination you have chosen, there are a number of options to choose when sharing. Let’s look at each of the options in detail. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Setting Up Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is one of the most useful features of Historian. The ability to automatically identify and label the people in your photos is a huge time saver. If you have not used Facial recognition before, here’s how to get started. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Converting Regular Tags to Face Tags

Facial recognition is one of the biggest time-savers in Historian. Facial recognition means that the program automatically identifies people in your photographs and is able to tag them with a “Face Tag”. Face tags are exactly the same as regular tags. They can be added, deleted, or moved, and they live inside categories like regular tags. They can be used for searching and organizing just like regular tags. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Setting The Default Ratio

Photos in Historian can be cropped to any aspect ratio. If you have a preferred aspect ratio, you can set that as the default. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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Historian 4 Tip: Changing Thumbnail Size (Public Post)

When previewing images in the media library, a small version of each image, called a thumbnail, displays in the middle of the screen. Historian allows you to change the thumbnail size in the media library view. *Note: What is referenced as a Vault in Historian 4 has had the terminology changed in Historian 6. In Historian 6, the Vault is now known as the Cabinet. The Vault in Historian 4 is the same as the Cabinet in Historian 6*

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