Posts from "June, 2014"

How To … Crop Images

Looking for more fidelity in your prototypes? Pidoco allows you to upload images to add design elements and content to your prototypes, e.g. logos, graphics or entire screenshots. But sometimes, the uploaded image is too large or you only need a particular part. So the only option is to crop it. But worry not! With Pidoco, you can crop your images right where you need it – directly in your prototype. And here is how it works…

 

Step 1: Upload image

Before you can edit and crop an image in your prototype, you have to upload one first. To upload an image, open your prototype. Open any page and scroll down to the My Images section of the Stencil Palette. Click the Add Custom Images link to open the Upload Dialog. Depending on your image source, you can either upload your image from a local drive by clicking the Browse…” button or inserting the link from an external source and then clicking on Add. The image may take a few seconds to upload. The uploaded image will appear in the My Images section of the Stencil Palette. You can drag the image onto the canvas like any other stencil.

Pidoco My Images Section

Upload images using the My Images section of the Stencil Palette

 

Pidoco Image Upload Dialog

Select images for uploading using the Pidoco Image Upload dialog

 

Step 2: Crop image

Once you have inserted your image into your prototype page, you can start editing it. To crop your image, start by selecting it with your mouse. Little sizing handles will appear at the edges and corners of the image, which allow you to resize it. Now press the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard and drag the sizing handles to crop the image. Keep the “Ctrl” key pressed until you are done cropping.

Image Cropping in Pidoco

Crop uploaded images using the Ctrl key and your mouse

Done! That’s how easy it is to trim your uploaded images to just the right size or portion. Of course, you can undo any cropping later on by “un-cropping” the image, i.e. pressing the Ctrl key and returning the sizing handles to the original position. The original of the image in the Stencil Palette will not be affected by your cropping, so you can return to the original at any time. To duplicate the cropped images, just copy and paste it wherever you need it.

 

Other editing options

You can also re-size your images or add borders via the Context Menu.  Find shortcuts for cropping and scaling images in our Keyboard Shortcut Survival Kit.

 

Do you need help with cropping your images? Contact us via support@pidoco.com or Facebook and Twitter.

Log in to Pidoco with XING

We are happy to announce that you can now sign up and log in to Pidoco using your XING profile!

We have teamed up with XING, the social networking platform for professionals, to make access to pidoco.com even easier for users with an existing XING profile. With the new “Login with XING” plug-in you can now use your XING login details to access Pidoco! Even if you are not yet a Pidoco user, you can complete the sign-up process with your XING login.

 

Log in to Pidoco with your XING profile

Log in to Pidoco with your XING profile

 

Have a XING profile? Then try it out today. Just go to pidoco.com and chose your prefered way to access the world of prototypes!

If you need further help, feel free to contact us via support@pidoco.com, give us a call or contact us via Facebook or Twitter. We are happy to help you!

Happy Prototyping!

More Prototyping Fun!

This June is a really exciting month for us, because we have some great updates for you! We are starting off with the announcement of our new pricing model: Starting today, our brand new per-project pricing will replace the previous – Basic, Classic, Expert – system. With the new plans, users will only pay for the number of prototyping projects they need and will be able to add users to their respective plans without additional cost. In addition, all our users will be able to benefit from our full feature set – real-time collaboration, commenting, specification exports, mobile prototypes, templates and much more.  Check out our new plans here.

You already have a Pidoco plan that you like? Don’t worry. Existing plans are not affected by this change, so you can keep using your current plan. When you are ready to upgrade, you can simply do so in your Pidoco account. (Please note that it will not be possible to reactivate plans under the old pricing model once they have expired or been terminated.)

You are excited about this update, but don’t have a plan yet? Then head over to pidoco.com and get your free 31-day trial today.

For more information check out the details of our new per-project pricing or contact us via email at support@pidoco.com. We are happy to help you!

Happy Prototyping!

Soccer World Cup Special

It’s time to get soccer-crazy again as the World Cup in Brazil is about to commence!  You are not in the right mood yet, because learning Samba moves is quite difficult, you do not know how to play on the Combinho or you simply cannot kick it like Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar? Well, here is something to cheer you up.

We at Pidoco have already placed our bets… So now it is up to you! Who will win the Soccer World Cup 2014? Guess the World Cup champion and win a one-year Pidoco Expert Mobile license! All you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Like our profile on Facebook or Google+ or follow us on Twitter.
2. Pick the winning country.
3. Send us the name of the country you think will win the World Cup by sharing this post, commenting on it or by sending a tweet including @pidoco before 12 June 2014. (Please note: Posts have to be shared publicly so that we will see them.)

 

World Cup-2

We will give away one Expert Mobile license to a participant who has correctly predicted the World Cup winner after the finale on 13 July 2014! (If we have received several correct predictions, we will randomly select a winner.)

Good luck and Boa sorte!