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Visualization Configuration

There are several options for configuring how and when Image Surfer Pro generates view pages for your fusker collection. The configurations can be grouped in to three distinct sets. The first configuration {Visualize Collection upon Load} stands alone. The other two groups of configurations allow you to customize first how you want to view your fusker collection and then what limits are needed by your system.

Visualize Collection Upon Load

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You can configure Image Surfer Pro to display a Visualization webpage when you open a fusker collection. If this option is selected, the visualization generated will be that configured for the Fusker Collection segment (see below). If you are using fusker collections which reference files which require user authorization (such as subscription member areas), it is recommended you leave this selection disabled. If you open such a fusker collection without first logging into the publisher's website, the unauthorized access to their files may temporarily lock out your IP Address for a period of time.

The Views

Visualization Configuration cut out Through the Visualization Configuration you can configure the type of viewing pages displayed by View fusker collection button off the Image Surfer Pro toolbar.
The four levels of a fusker collection are defined as: There are four types of visualization available:

The following diagram describes how a view type is assigned to each segment level via the {Binoculars Button} configurations on the Views Tab of your user preferneces:

Graphic mapping the segment types to the configuration items

Please refer to Fusker Collection View Menu: Visualize Submenu or View Fusker Collection Binoculars Button and the associated examples for a better understanding of the visualization types.

Limiting Items Per Page

Visualization Configuration cut out The two configurations under the {Page Limits} portion of the Views Tab allow you to determine how many items to display on fusker collection viewing pages. While the User Preference specifically says "images" - the display of a Video, Frame, or Page also counts as one item for the purposes of these limits.

You can customize these settings to match the number of items in individual series within the fusker collection or base it on your system memory and internet connection speed. Care should be taken to adjust these settings based on the size of the files in your fusker collection.

Integration on a 64bit System

Generally speaking 32bit operating systems can provide up to 2Gig of memory to a running application such as Internet Explorer. A 64bit version of windows removes this constraint. To take advantage of the additional memory, you must also be running a 64bit version of Internet Explorer. Image Surfer Pro runs inside Internet Explorer, adding a third aspect to the 32bit vs. 64bit architecture. Just as you can not run a 64bit version of Internet Explorer on a 32bit version Windows, you can not run a 64bit version of Image Surfer Pro within a 32bit version of Internet Explorer. However, just as a 32bit version of Internet Explorer can run on a 64bit version of windows, the 64bit version of Internet Explorer can use the 32bit version of Image Surfer Pro.

While it is possible for the latest version of Internet Explorer to utilize the 32bit version of Image Surfer Pro, you must download and install the 64bit version of Image Surfer Pro on a 64bit system to assure the correct registry settings are made to link Image Surfer Pro and Internet Explorer. As long as you install the correct version of Image Surfer Pro for your operating system (the install packages assure this), it will be available in which ever version of Internet Explorer is running.

Each part of the 64bit Image Surfer Pro fusking system provides specific aspects of the surfing experience. Windows provides the underlying memory management and structure in which Internet Explorer and Image Surfer Pro operate. Internet Explorer provides the web interface as well as display / browsing capability while Image Surfer Pro manages the fusker collections and uses the Internet Explorer capabilities. The primary difference between a 32bit implementation and a 64bit implementation is in the display capabilities of Internet Explorer. This is because the primary use of memory will be in displaying images and multi media files. Managing the fusker collection does utilize some memory, but the difference in size between a fusker collection and the media it references can be dramatic. Fusker collections have been built that reference literally terabytes of media content within a collection of just a couple of megabytes. Because of this relationship, making sure you are running a 64bit version of Internet Explorer will be more important to your enjoyment of the Image Surfer Pro experience than whether or not the 64bit version of Image Surfer Pro is running.

Configuring Windows10 and Internet Explorer 11 for Image Surfer Pro 3.2

There is a rich history to the evolution of the Image Surfer Pro fusking system from 32bit Windows XP with IE6 to the latest 64bit system of Windows10 with IE11. However, to most of our users what is important to understand, is how to assure this latest version is working the way you want it to work.

> The Image Surfer Pro installation packages will only let you install the 64bit version on 64bit Windows. Installing this package installs all the components necessary to use Image Surfer Pro on your 64bit Windows 10 system regardless of whether or not you use a 64bit version of Internet Explorer or configure the internet options to enable 64bit extensions.


Screen capture of advanced internet options with Image Surfer Pro relevant configurations highlighted
Edge, Explorer, and Chrome on the windows 10 task bar

Windows10 ships with two browsers, Edge and Internet Explorer. Edge does not support embedded applications such as Image Surfer Pro, but is installed as the default browser and is present by default on the Windows 10 task bar. Clearly to use Image Surfer Pro, you will need to use Internet Explorer. Using Image Surfer Pro does not require you make Internet Explorer your default browser nor prevent you from using other browsers, but it will only be available within Internet Explorer. The latest version of Internet Explorer (and some say the final version of Internet Explorer) is IE11. This is the default version of Internet Explorer shipped with Windows 10 but can also be used with Windows 8.1, Windows 8.0, and even Windows 7 sp1.

You may wish to place Internet Explorer on the task bar as you would your other browsers (above we have it pinned to the task bar between Edge and Chrome). To do this, search with Cortana for Internet Explorer, then click on the familiar Internet Explorer icon. Once Internet Explorer is running, right click the application icon in the task bar and choose Pin to Taskbar.

Screen capture of advanced internet options with Image Surfer Pro relevant configurations highlighted Within the Advanced Internet Options for Internet Explorer there are two settings which are relevant to Image Surfer Pro.

Enable 64bit processes for Enhanced Protected Mode
This configuration determine which version of Image Surfer Pro will be used by Internet Explorer. It is only available in 64bit systems. If this option is enabled IE will load and use the 64bit version of Image Surfer Pro. If it is not enabled, Internet Explorer will load and use the 32bit version of Image Surfer Pro. While not necessary, we do recommend you enable this configuration and run the 64bit version of Image Surfer Pro.

Enable Enhanced Protected Mode
The ISP3.2 release is fully compatible with the enhanced protected mode. Enabling this mode, will provide greater security when you are surfing. Specifically it will add security when you are accessing Active Objects such as Shockwave Flash and Raw Frames. You may use this mode with both the 32bit version and 64bit version of Image Surfer Pro and enabling it or disabling it does not change which version of Image Surfer Pro will be loaded and used by IE.

Known Issues With Enhanced Protected Mode
We have noticed that enabling Enhanced Protected Mode may interfere with viewing webpages on your local internet. Specifically viewing webpages hosted on a mapped network drive seems to be an issue for this Internet Explorer feature.

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Warning setting these values too large may cause your system to run out of memory or prevent it from being able to display all of the requested data on a single page.

Differences in Free and Full Versions

There are no differences in the capabilities of the free and registered versions of Image Surfer Pro related to setting your user preferences. The primary differences between the Free and Registered versions of the software are their ability to build fusker collections. The Free version of the software is primarily a viewer for the fusker collection files.