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Problem: The Area Selection Toolbox and other controls are off of the edge of the window, and I cannot retrieve them.
Answer: In most cases WinImages F/x will automatically place the Area Toolbox and all other windows inside the program window. If this does not occur (the toolbox or some other window is off the screen), simply close the program, and delete the WINFX.INI file located in your windows directory. The next time that you run WinImages F/x, the tools should appear in their correct position.
Problem: After the program opens there is an Access Violation (Pointer.dll GROWSTUB) error message.
Answer: This can occur if you are using a very old Microsoft mouse driver (version 9.0). You should update your mouse driver to version 9.01 or later as soon as possible.
Problem: The image I specified for loading will not load.
Answer: The image you specified may not be one of the supported image file types (a complete list is available in the File Menu documentation). If one of the supported image formats does not load, please contact technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are several things that can severely effect the operation and speed of the program. These can range from simple changes to your virtual memory setup to purchasing new hardware for your system. It is important to keep in mind that you can never have enough "horsepower" for graphics applications in general, and WinImages can use all the power you have, and then some! Here are a few suggestions that can improve the speed and suitability of WinImages F/x on your system:
This is the suggestion that customers like to hear the least, but increasing the amount of RAM and/or power of the CPU in your system can have amazing effects on the speed of WinImages F/x and many other applications. More RAM allows you to load larger images, and more of them at the same time. This can also increase speed by reducing the systems need for virtual memory which can eat up a good deal of time. Upgrading your CPU will make the entire system run faster, and in most cases, more efficiently. So, if you feel that your system could benefit from more RAM, use the Black Belt Systems Rule of Thumb: Use your thumb to peel $$$, and give these to your local memory vendor. Make sure that you get memory in return.
This is a simple way to effectively get more memory, though it is much slower than actual RAM SIMMs. This will give you a larger chunk of virtual memory to work with, which will allow you to do more. Slowly.
All of the file loaders and savers in WinImages use 32-bit disk access. This can be activated through the Window's Control Panel in the Virtual Memory allocation dialog. 32-bit disk access is not available for all types of hard drive controllers, therefore, this option may not be available to all users.
If you are low on memory, you may want to close other applications. This will free up more memory for WinImages F/x, and will reduce some of the strain on the CPU. WinImages F/x is fully capable of multitasking, but if your system is not well equipped, you may want to stick to running a single application at a time. You can conserve memory inside the program by closing the filmstrip, and any un-necessary image views. This will also free up valuable memory and system resources for WinImages F/x.
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