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Historian Tip: Using the Album Planner in Your Workflow

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 Tip: Enabling Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is a wonderfully useful tool in Historian that enables the program to automatically identify and tag the people who regularly appear in your photos. Facial recognition is optional and can be turned on or off (enabled or disabled). If you have not been using facial recognition, I encourage you to give it a try. The initial set-up does take some time, but you get that time back many times over when you can quickly find the photos you want with only a couple of clicks. The more frequently you do face tagging, the better Historian will become at recognizing and correctly identifying people in your photos.

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Historian 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.

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Historian 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?

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Historian Tip: Merging Vaults Avoiding Duplicates

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.

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Historian 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 Tip: Sorting Images

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.

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Historian 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.

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Historian 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.

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Historian Tip: Item Properties Explained

Historian is a program designed for all levels of expertise, so the interface is user-friendly and in plain English. But did you know there’s a lot of information about every image just below the surface? This information, called metadata, allows Historian to handle your photos, organize them, and retrieve them when you need them.

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Historian Tip: Using Tags The Smart Way

Tagging photos in FOREVER Historian is one of the quickest and easiest ways to organize your photos. You can create your own tags and call them anything you want, so your system is completely personalized to your liking. Tags are just labels that you assign to groups of photos to help you find them more quickly.

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Historian Tip: Incremental Backup

When creating a full backup to DVD or CD, every item in your media vault is backed up. As your media vault grows, this system takes longer to perform, and fills more discs. Since most items in your media vault have not changed since the last backup, you really only need to backup new or changed items to stay up to date. This is when Incremental Backups are used.

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