Displaying logical page numbers in search results

By default, the search results In Easy PDF Search displays the physical page numbers where the search words/phrases are found.

You may sometimes want to display the logical page numbers instead. For e.g. say we have a PDF file that has a cover, followed by a blank page, then 5 pages of prefaces using roman numbering, followed by another blank page, then finally the actual content.

The logical numbering of the PDF would look something like this:

  • cover (physical page 1)
  • blank page (physical page 2)
  • page I (physical page 3)
  • page II (physical page 4)
  • page III (physical page 5)
  • page IV (physical page 6)
  • page V (physical page 7)
  • blank page (physical page 8)
  • page 1 (physical page 9)
  • page 2 (physical page 10)

In Easy PDF Search 5.2, you can now define the logical page numbering for a PDF file and display that numbering scheme in your search results.  The search results using logical page numbering for the above example will then be displayed this way:

To define the logical page numbering for a PDF file, right click on the PDF file name in the search results and click on the Define logical page numbering item.

In the Logical Page Numbers screen, enter the page count for each page type that have their own numbering scheme or none at all. Using the example above, this is how we would define the logical page numbers.

 

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Adding EXIF data to photos taken using vintage lenses

I have a collection of Canon and Minolta vintage lenses that I sometimes use with my Samsung NX300/NX500 cameras to achieve that ‘retro’ look.  Obviously, my Samsung cameras are unable to detect the lens details, and hence the EXIF details for focal length, aperture, lens make and model are all empty.

I want to fill in these values so that I can search for these photos later.  So what I do in Easy Photo Search is to first search for photos where the focal length is 0, since this is the value stored in the photos taken using my vintage lenses.

I then choose to export the search results, which contains all photos with a 0 focal length.

In the screen to modify the EXIF values, I enter the relevant details for my vintage lens.

Easy Photo Search then exports the photos with the new EXIF values.

And that’s it – now my photos taken using vintage lenses contain EXIF values which Easy Photo Search can index and search easily, and also displayed in information profiles and overlays.

Download a 14-day trial of Easy Photo Search and experience for yourself how easy it is to add and modify EXIF values.

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Search for photos using EXIF data

Most digital photos contain EXIF information that stores details about the camera and lens settings that were used when the photo was taken e.g. the ISO value, lens focal length, aperture setting etc.

Easy Photo Search is an application that helps you search for your photos based on these EXIF values.  The search screen initially simply looks for all photos.

Say we want to look for photos with an ISO value between 800 and 1600.  We would click on the ISO entry, then select the between ISO option.

We then enter the ISO values, and start the search.

It is that simple.  By default, you can search for photos based on the following EXIF attributes:

  • comment and description
  • lens focal length
  • ISO
  • aperture
  • shutter speed

You can add additional attributes to search by clicking on the Add attribute button.

This expands the search attributes to:

  • camera make
  • camera model
  • date
  • exposure program
  • focal length in 35mm equivalent
  • metering mode
  • GPS location

If you need to search based on other EXIF attributes, drop us a line at support@yohz.com.  We will add additional attributes based on user request.

Download a 14-day trial of Easy Photo Search and experience for yourself how easy it is to search your photos using their EXIF values.

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Displaying and exporting EXIF data

In Easy Photo Search, the EXIF values for the selected photo is displayed in the Details window on the right, in the Tags tab.

If you chose to display multiple images in different panels, then the EXIF data for all the opened images will be displayed in a tabular form.

This lets you compare EXIF values for different photos easily.

You can also export the EXIF data to an Excel spreadsheet.  Click on the Export images and tags to Excel button to start the export wizard.

Customize the export parameters to your needs.

The Excel spreadsheet is then generated according to your settings e.g.

Download a 14-day trial of Easy Photo Search and experience for yourself how easy it is to view your photos’ EXIF values and export them.

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Search for photos using GPS location

If your photos contain GPS details, Easy Photo Search can help you search for photos based on geographical location.

First, you need to add the location attribute to the search parameters.

You should then see the location attribute among the search attributes.

Click on the value entry box (the anywhere value in the example above) to bring up the map, where you can enter the location value.

You can read more on how to use this area locator here.  Briefly, you select a center point, then select an area around that point.  You can select a rectangular area like in the above example, or a circular area like this.

Easy Photo Search will then search for photos taken in the area you specified.

Download a 14-day trial of Easy Photo Search and experience for yourself how easy it is to search for photos using the embedded GPS values.

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Setting up Easy Photo Search

Easy Photo Search scans your photo files, stores some of the EXIF values in a database, and lets you search for photos using those EXIF attributes.

The most important thing is telling Easy Photo Search where your photos are located.  When you first start the application, there is a setup wizard that lets you select the folders where your photos are located.

So say our photos are stored in the E:\Home\Photos\ folder, and is further stored in subfolders by dates and categories like this.

If we want Easy Photo Search to index everything under the E:\Home\Photos\ folder, we simply select that folder, and the Search recursively in sub-folders option.

If instead we wanted to index only certain subfolders, we then just select the relevant subfolders.

Once you have set up the source folders, Easy Photo Search will always scan those folders on startup, and index any new photos it finds.

You can also add/edit/remove folders by clicking on the Manage photo folders button in the search session window.

In the folders window, you can then add additional folders or remove folders that you no longer want Easy Photo Search to scan.

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Convert bitmaps to DICOM images

Using Easy DICOM Viewer, you can easily convert images (in bmp, jpg, png, gif, tif formats) to DICOM images.  To start the conversion, click on the Convert images tab in Easy DICOM Viewer.

Select your images from the file browser in the bottom pane, and drag and drop them into the upper pane.

You can reorder the frames in the DICOM image simply by dragging and dropping each image to their intended location.  To convert the images to DICOM images, click on the Create DICOM file button.

In the Save DICOM Image window, enter the DICOM image file name.  You can also choose to create a single DICOM file with multiple frames, or one DICOM file for each frame.

Click on the OK button to create the DICOM file.

You can also add DICOM tag values for the new DICOM files.

You can use the values from any tag templates you already have in Easy DICOM Viewer, to easily fill in the values.

Download a 14-day trial now of Easy DICOM Viewer and easily convert your images to DICOM files with the tag values you require.

Easy DICOM Viewer is a collaborative effort between LISIT, Co., Ltd. and Yohz Software.  To learn more about Easy DICOM Viewer or download a trial, please use this link.  If you are in Japan, please use this link instead.

Anonymizing and editing DICOM tags

You may sometimes want to modify the tag values in your DICOM images to maintain patient anonymity.  To do that in Easy DICOM Viewer, simply click on the Export series or images button

select the Anonymize top level tags option, and enter the value (ANONYMOUS by default) to replace the existing values.

The top level tags that are anonymized follows the recommendations outlined here (http://dicom.nema.org/dicom/2013/output/chtml/part15/chapter_E.html#table_E.1-1).

If you want more control over which tags are modified and with what values, you can use tag templates.  You can define one or more templates and use them whenever necessary.  The list of existing templates are listed in the drop down list when you select the Apply tags template option.

To create or edit templates, click on the Edit templates button.  In the Tag Templates window, you can define how the DICOM tags should be modified.  For more details, please see this link.

Among other actions, you can:

  • generate UUID-derived UID values for tags that require such values
  • reuse the same UID values for all images in the same series
  • use existing tag values as part of the new values
  • modify tags at all levels, not just at the top level
  • delete all private tags
  • delete all tags
  • view a preview of the values before and after applying your changes

Download a 14-day trial now of Easy DICOM Viewer and easily anonymize or modify your DICOM tag values.

Easy DICOM Viewer is a collaborative effort between LISIT, Co., Ltd. and Yohz Software.  To learn more about Easy DICOM Viewer or download a trial, please use this link.  If you are in Japan, please use this link instead.

Getting a sense of scale in your DICOM images

In Easy DICOM Viewer 3.1, we added the option to display a horizontal and vertical ruler in your DICOM images.  This helps to get a sense of scale when viewing the image, and also helps users make rough approximations.

To toggle the display of the ruler, click on the Show ruler button on the toolbar.

You can also choose to display the ruler in different units of measurement.  The active unit is displayed in the top left corner of the ruler.

You can also choose to display a grid overlay over the image together with the ruler.

To display this grid overlay, select the Show grid lines option in the Show ruler drop down menu.

Download a 14-day trial now of Easy DICOM Viewer and see how easy it is to display a ruler and grid in your DICOM images to help you measure regions of interest.

Easy DICOM Viewer is a collaborative effort between LISIT, Co., Ltd. and Yohz Software.  To learn more about Easy DICOM Viewer or download a trial, please use this link.  If you are in Japan, please use this link instead.