Frame-A-Face Preferences General tab

Frame-A-Face was designed to work with portrait photos with one person on photo. If the program detects more than one on photo it regarded as a problem and images with more than one face on them are painted with red bars.

When you export these images you have three variants that you may select at preferences panel:

Frame-A-Face Preferences General tab

Export all detected faces - It’s default option. Image names for additional crops are appended with suffixes -x2, -x3 and so on.

Export one face per photo. Alert when more than one face on photo - When this option is active the program display alert message There are un-reviewed images in the job, opens next problem image and waiting you to correct it. You have to select one image that you want to export.

Export one face per photo. Omit photos with zero or multiple faces - When this option is active the program exported only “good” photos with one person on photo.

Show smaller preview pictures for faster display - Usually you don’t need that, but if your computer is not fast enough or if your images are too large you may speedup the program by selecting to downscale images for preview. If you set it to about 1,500 or 2,000 pixels you’ll get much faster opening when you click on image in the list. Note that this downsizing is for preview only. When the program exports images it opens and crops full sized pictures.

Export DPI resolution - Set DPI value for exported files here.

If Oversized Crop - Shrink To Fit Image Bounds - Program calculates crop borders automatically with regard of face size and position. It can happens that face on the photo is too big or located close to the image edge. In this case the automatic crop box will be bigger than image itself.

If you select Shrink To Fit - the cropping box will be resized to optimal position within image bounds keeping face centre in the position required by preset.

If this option is not checked the program expands cropping border outside the image. Outside areas are filled with color the same as top-right point of the cropped rectangle. If you shot your models over plain color background (like green screen for future background removal) you’ll get quite good results suitable for further work. Otherwise you may want to disable this option to avoid visible color margins.

See Presets In Details - Oversize for more info

Background Colors - Color for background under original and cropped images.

Top Bar Color - Color of the bar on the top of the program window where you see detected faces.

Automatically scan images with last used preset after folder opening - By default the program starts face detection procedure and make crop previews with default or last used preset. You may change that here and make the program wait for you to manually select needed preset after you have opened folder with files.

Autobackup - The program saves information about opened files, detected face positions, and cropped areas, including manually adjusted crops into autosave subfolder located in currently opened folder. When you’ll work with this folder again, the program automatically opens this info (instead of re-scanning individual images) and instantly get all faces detected and cropping boxed positioned as they were in last working session.

NOTE: There will be nothing wrong if you delete autosave subfolder manually to save computer disk space. In this case the program opens folder as new, not processed one. The same happens if you disable Autobackup feature.