UMP (Unified Media Platform)

7.1 Viewing Images

 

Viewing images is another function supported by a large number of devices, though generally in less versatile ways than the UMP. Not only does the device offer support for a wide variety of image formats, but also retrieves online images on demand via a few simply button presses in the OSD.

 

To view images open the Image Menu from the Main Menu in the OSD. Here you will see a number folders and icons, depending on your configuration, although this manual assumes the defaults are active. Highlight an image file and press Enter on the remote control (UMP-R-XXX) to open the file.

 

A feature found in the Images Menu, but not in most other sections of the device is the Display Toggle function, which allows you alter the display mode on the fly by pressing the Display button on the remote control (UMP-R-1XX) or ‘d’ on the keyboard (UMP-R-2XX, UMP-R-3XX). This can be helpful when you wish to navigate faster, as thumbnails are generated for all supported images by default, which can slow the OSD down, depending on the resolution and compression of the image files. Note that in the List View thumbnails will only be generated for the items that are or become highlighted, as opposed to the default (Thumbnail View).

 

When you select an image it is opened in fullscreen by default, while preserving the original aspect ration of the file. The image will be displayed for 5 seconds by default, before the OSD opens either the next file sequentially (if available) or exits back to the previous menu.

 

While viewing images in fullscreen, a number of controls provide the same functionality as with Music or Video playback, such as Play, Pause, Exit and the directional Up and Down keys which navigate forwards and backwards between images. Additionally, you can also press the Left and Right directional buttons on the remote control (UMP-R-XXX) to rotate the image in either direction.

 

When viewing large images on a small display or just extremely detailed pictures you may want to zoom in to get a better look. The UMP doesn’t feature the classical zoom function which many other provide, but maps each image that is opened in sections to the numeric keys. The layout of the physical buttons on the remote control corresponds to the image layout (UMP-R-1XX), though this may be inversed on other devices like a keyboard (UMP-R-3XX).


 

7.1 Viewing Images (continued)

 

As described on the previous page, the numeric keys are mapped to areas in the image selected. To zoom in on one of these areas, open an image in fullscreen and press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 on the remote control or keyboard (UMP-R-XXX). The areas are mapped as follows:

 

Numeric Keys:

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

0

 

 

Functions:

 

top left

top center

top right

left

center

right

bottom left

bottom center

bottom right

 

full view

 

 

 

Note that the 0 key will zoom out again, presenting the entire picture. After you selected one of the digits 1 – 9 on the remote control, you can adjust the placement of the ‘window’ by using the four directional keys. This allows you to navigate over an entire image while minimizing the amount of key presses required for this.

 

Please note that even though transparency is supported for some file formats, such as PNG, it will not be visible in fullscreen viewing – a neutral black background is used for the transparent sections.

 

Like most other media sections of the UMP-OSD, the Clipboard function is available, which allows you to move or copy files and directories locally or to and from the network.

 

Note that you can select Play all files in directory or Random play all items for any directory in the Images Menu although the virtual directories provided by some plugins, such as the Garfield or APOD plugins, do not support these actions.