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FULL VERSION



RWmultitool FULL version



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First of all



• Open your project in RapidWeaver with your favorite theme
• Select the options with the images you want to edit using RWmultitool
• Go to Preview in RapidWeaver
• Open RWmultitool
• Select “view All themes”



RWmultitool opens only the Themes placed in the Addons Folder . If you want to edit a RW Theme you must first make a copy of it inside RW (Theme Drawer) or place a downloaded third parts theme in that folder. in RWmultitool for RW6 by default you can edit RW6 them only ( theme.rapidweavertheme). in any case you can edit RW5 themes ( in RapidWeaver 6 Addons Folder) via options. Note: you can edit RW5 themes or RW6 themes but not simultaneously.

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Three simple steps





• In RWmultitool choose the same theme you chose in RapidWeaver


Choose your theme from the list theme if you want a default theme for RWmultitool or go to View all Themes to see the complete theme list available in the Addons folder. This is the folder containing all RW themes.
If you want to edit an original theme by RelMacSoftware, you need to copy the theme first.
Note: If you cant see any theme installed in the theme menu, enable "view all themes" check. Same behavior for the Lite version of RWmt.



• Choose the image of a theme you want to edit from the list





If you open the list of default themes, you can see a selection of the best images ready to be customized.If you open the complete list of themes, you have a wider selection of images. However, not all images in this list can be customized.



• Image Drag and Drop in RWmultitool





Open the folder containing your images and insert them using RWmultitool.
You can Drag and Drop many images at the same time into the window containing the theme you want to edit.
Depending on the default settings of the programmes, the images will appear in the centre or at the origin of the theme.






Now you have two options: Edit the theme image and/or edit the added image
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• Edit the theme image



The editable copy is available as a clone over the current theme image, If you want to modify your background image than you need to select it with your mouse. then you will have one new clone just thanks to “duplicate” key. From now on the background image will be part of your project.
You may edit the theme image, you will find the editabile version over the backgroun

Edit the added image




You can now move, rotate, minimize the image. Or change image colour, contrast, transparency, shadowing and the order of image overlapping.
If your image is the same size as the theme image, then it will automatically centre with the snap origins. All controls are user-friendly, with real-time changes to the images!

• Fit option:





Usefull to fit an image on the theme/image, also to fit a tile image for a pattern background.



LIVE Isight


RWmultitool support the webcam isight use directly inside the level project.
By using “live” option you will get a new live level that you will be able to move and rotate like any other image. If you than select again the “live” key ,than rwmultitool will add the chosen image to your project. Now you can change your image again and you can even change the contrast and the colours (shades and frame as well).

OFF iSight icon ON iSight icon






• Save your customized image



Now, save the customized image in the theme folder or on the disk.
Hard-disk saving: you can store a virtually unlimited number of versions of your project to be used in the future.
Theme-folder saving: every time an image is saved into the theme folder, a back-up is automatically created by the programme so that it is always easy to restore the original image.
After saving, RapidWeraver automatically updates the current theme in preview, showing the changes. If theme update does not show automatically, refresh RapidWeaver image preview manually (repeat command+r two times).







• Project management


“Level project” Rwmultitool. What is it? This project is a protected file that gets all original images you have loaded and information to manage levels and to your chosen theme. Rwmt can just open only one project in each single job session. Rwmt can shift one flat image to one disk by using “save to disk”. On the other hand you can’t save to disk the single image.

• Original theme project.


If your theme is on , then Rwmt will open the project.
All levels will be available. Even if your theme has been afterwards changed, Rwmt will just place the levels over your original image. Anyway the original theme image is protected both in file (inside the theme itself) “original images” , than in its original position (editable-images folder).
Thanks to “Back to Original” key, all levels will be deleted and the original image will be reset.
Different theme project.
If you lose your reference theme after creating a new project, then Rwmt will automatically ask for theme and image you need to set the levels on.
Now you can set levels on the theme and theme image you’ve chosen.
Rwmt will insert different levels and the insertion point will be the one you will find in “snap insert” panel. “Centre” is default’s insert point.
You can edit and save your project after you have loaded all levels inside the new theme.
Edited different theme project (you have already edited one image with Rwmt).
If the new theme image (that gets the level project) has been previously edited, than Rwmt will just lay new project on it. In short Rwmt just ignores changes you have done about final theme. You can anyway use “back to original” to reset the original theme. In this way all project’s level will be deleted.


You can also find all these option inside the top menu


• Import and Open Project


Rwmultitool can open one project by using the “open project” key ( just in case there is any project on and rwmultitool has been only just start up ).
Moreover you can open the project just selecting two time the icon and rwmultitool will open automatically.
Rwmultitool can import one project inside another active project by “import project” key. Furthermore you can make the “drag and drop” of your project in an easy and fast way.





Options:

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SWITCH TO RW5 THEMES: You can enable RWmultitool to edit Rapidweaver5 themes through this option. You can’t edit both versions simultaneously.
Dynamic Preview:You can activate/deactivate the theme/image preview. Restart the app to see changes.
Font Menu Preview: You can activate/deactivate the font preview. Restart the app to see changes.
open theme content: If needed you may check the theme content directly through the option "open theme content" ( the active theme in RWmt).

Extra function:
Thanks to “Extrat Originals to Disk” you can save to disk the original images package that you have added to project. This is an extra function (you don’t need to use it in usual Rwmt job) and it gives you the opportunity to have your images back up always available. You can find it in the upper menu. Note: By using “Extract original to disk” key you can extract the LIVE images contained inside the project.





Shortcuts



Close active project:
..Command W

Duplicate layer:..Command + D

LIVE ( iSight support):..L to start video and then L again to stop Live video

Zoom Image:..-..+

Move Mode:..arrow left/right ..and...up/down

Rotate layer:

Snap mode..Command + arrow left/right
Fast mode. .Command and move the mouse

Center: C......Mirror: M......Flip:  F

Scale layer:

Snap mode. .Command + arrow up/down
Fast mode. ..Command + rmousewheel
Note: All scale Shortcuts works with "uniform scale" only

Fast guide:  move the image + alt

Border: B.....Shadow: S.....Reflection: R

Bring level UP:..PgUp...or...Alt + .arrow up
Bring level Dowun:.PgDown...or...Alt + .arrow down

Reset changes:.Backspace
Delete Layer:.Canc

Save to Disk : Command + S

Save in the Theme: Command + T

Back to Original: Command + B

LITE VERSION




RWmultitool LITE version




This version of RWmt can access any theme available for RapidWeaver


This version has all the basic editing tools, plus advanced features to backup and save images in your themes.
Rwmultitool LITE will give you the opportunity to edit theme images, even the ones that are not predisposed for Rwmltitool. The predisposed theme are much more easy to manage thanks to Rwmultitool.






RWmultitool opens only the Themes placed in the Addons Folder . If you want to edit a RW Theme you must first make a copy of it inside RW (Theme Drawer) or place a downloaded third parts theme in that folder. in RWmultitool for RW6 by default you can edit RW6 them only ( theme.rapidweavertheme). in any case you can edit RW5 themes ( in RapidWeaver 6 Addons Folder) via options. Note: you can edit RW5 themes or RW6 themes but not simultaneously.

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Features RWmultitool Lite:


• Application based on Core Image
Software architecture based on CoreImageTechnology.
System requirements: OSX 10.5.x, OSX 10.6.x recommended
The Current version of RWmultitool runs smoothly on Leopard and SnowLeopard
Any MAC with Intel - Graphics card with 250mb
Note: Some limitations may incur with older machines.

• Support for PNG with Transparency
From now PNGs with transparent backgrounds can be used straight as the main theme's image.

• Preview
We have worked in order to improve the research of the images so you are now able to preview the images that you wish to modify. The preview allows the research for the themes;
RWmultitool shows the icon image of the theme and, If possible, the Image pixel resolution. Faster research is possible using the arrow (up/down) keys.

• Automatic Backup of original images
An automatic backup of original images will be performed when you save your edits. If you restore your image after editing, the backup image will be deleted.
• Intuitive and simple interface
Vertical form factor to adapt to small size monitors and logically grouped functions.

• Compatible with predisposed RapidWeaver themes
RWmultitool will display a list of best images included in a theme and let you choose one for editing. No other software required.

• Compatible with all RapidWeaver themes
RWmultitool LITE version can read Predisposed themes but also gives you access to all themes inside the RW themes folder.

• One click image selection
Images are placed on layers. Each layer can be individually selected and moved.

• Move, Rotate and Scale images
You can move, resize and rotate inserted images (Hot Keys available for each option).

• Supported image formats
RWmultitool works with several common image formats.

• Drag and Drop
Drag and drop your image onto RWmultitool window, even more than one.





Shortcuts

Zoom Image:
..-..+

Close active project:..Command W

Move Mode:..arrow left/right ..and...up/down

Rotate layer:

Snap mode..Command + arrow left/right
Fast mode. .Command and move the mouse


Scale layer:

Snap mode. .Command + arrow up/down
Fast mode. ..Command + rmousewheel

Center: C......Mirror: M......Flip:  F

Bring level UP:..PgUp...or...Alt + .arrow up
Bring level Dowun:.PgDown...or...Alt + .arrow down

Reset changes:.Backspace
Delete Layer:.Canc

Save in the Theme: Command + T

Back to Original: Command + B
Multithemes • Add-ons for RapidWeaver®