01-21-2018 01:32 PM
This new (to me) My Image Garden app is driving me up the wall. My old Canon printer came with a nice, easy to use, CD Label Print app. This enabled me to select a background image for my disc label, put some text on it (adjusting colours, font size, position and orientation) and print it.
I have just spent over half an hour failing to achieve the same results with My Image Garden. After a lot of digging, I finally discovered I need to click on New Art and choose Disc Label. Not intuitive, Canon - how about a menu item called Create Disc Label?
I was then presented with a window asking me to Select Theme and Main People. I don't want a theme and there are no people in my image. Never mind. I persevered and chose a theme at random. This gave me two small image areas that I didn't want (and couldn't move or delete), plus three text boxes that I couldn't move.
I then discovered the Layout button. That gave me more choices. I chose a blank layout with just text boxes then tried (and failed) to select the desired image as Background. The Background button gave me the option to choose a pattern, single colour or photo. Unfortunately, when I clicked on the Photo button nothing happened other than the appearance of a tick on the left edge of the button. Clicking OK did not give me the option to choose a photo.
At last, I found another layout that had a single image area covering the entire disc face. I chose this one and, as if by magic, the desired image appeared, covering the full disc face. I still couldn't find a way to change the image or move it but at least it was there and I remain unsure as to how the program decided which image to use.
I then typed the required text into one of the text boxes. I was able to set the colour but when I adjusted the font size to what I wanted, the text no longer fitted into the box. I have, as yet, been unable to find a way to change the size or position of the text box, or to delete the other two text boxes that I don't want (although setting the text to a single space rendered them invisible).
Canon, this is one of the most aweful pieces of software it has ever been my misfortune to use (and I am a software developer myself). It is unintuitive, it seems to make the erroneous assumption that everyone wants to use one of your pre-defined disc label layouts and I cannot find a way to design my own layout.
If anyone can advise how to resize, move (and, ideally, bend into an arc) an existing text box, I would be very grateful. Alternatively, if I could just have CD Label Print back (despite its many flaws), that would at least be an improvement.
01-21-2018 02:57 PM
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