When an ISP Form is created, the various types of media files are broken out of the context of the original page and placed into individual tables where you can see both the content and the hyper links of the original page, but the textual context of the original page is for the most part discarded.
The answer to that question depends on what exactly was on the original page and how much of that content you wanted to collect. If you wanted to collect all of the media files off the original page then using the button was probably the best approach. But there are somethings, like page links, which will not be collected by the button and many pages are filled with ads, buttons, and other content that may be of little interest to you. The trade off really comes down to how well you know the source of the content on the original page and how much of that content is something you want in your fusker collection.
The Add Item boxes allow you talor what you collect to the exact content you want in your fusker collection. Each of these boxes is placed in the ISP Form in a way that should make it clear what you are selecting but let us cover the difference between the boxes seen in different parts of the ISP Form.
The header of this column in these tables will also include an Add All check box which can be used to toggle all of the individual item boxes within the table.
You will notice the wording for each of the individual Add Link boxes will differ based on the type of file referenced by the link. Links to files with a known image extension will have an Add Image check box. All other links will have an Add Page check box. There will be no video file links in this column because all references to static video files will be shown in the Videi Table. Likewise any references to Shockwave Flash files will be shown in the Frames Table.
The header of this column for these two tables has a set of four Add All check boxes along with a drop down box. The first Add All check box allows you to select all direct images references within the table. This will toggle the selection boxes for any link in the table which directly references an image file. If there are multiple forms of the link on a specific row which all reference an image file, the most likely form of the link will be chosen. Most likely is based on a preference for the type of link used:
The next three header check boxes all deal with Page Links (i.e. any link that was neither an Image nor a Video). Here you may be specific in which version of the links you wish to select: Sterile, Clean, Original. You may select more than one version of link to add.
When the ISP Form is processed by the button all links with the "Add Link" box checked will be added to the fusker collection. Links to recognized image files will be added as images. Selected "page" links, links where the URL file type is not known, will be added to the fusker collection based on the type selected in the header drop down box. The default is Page, but you also have the option of selecting Unknown if you wish to treat each link individually. During the processing of the form you will be prompted for the type of each individual link added where the type of link is unknown. Your choices are again limited to Page, Image, or Video (MP4). This provides a great deal of flexibility, but can also be tiresome if there are a lot of links being added this way.
The configurations on the Forms tab of the User Preferences window allow you to configure what check boxes are selected by default when and ISP Form is generated by the button. These configurations can be easily overridden by the use of the check boxes on the form.
Choosing Links To Search
These two configurations correspond to the two "Search All" check boxes on the ISP Form at the top of the right hand column of the Images Table and Text Table. You can choose to automatically check one or both by default when ISP forms are generated.
Media File Count The table generated by the Free version of Image Surfer Pro will only access the first 20 images and 2 videos/frames found in the original webpage.
Image Surfer Pro Forms
The table generated by the Free version of Image Surer Pro contains only the first 20 images and up to 2 videos/frames along with the associated links from the website and no selection check boxes. The free verison provides safer and more private surfing as well as a way to continue browsing in the same window and obtain direct image links, but does not provide advanced processing by the button.
The ISP Forms button and the Image Surfer Pro forms it creates can be used for many differnet purposes. The following examples will walk you through examples from the very basic to the more advanced.