Brian writes: When I've retouched an image I
usually like to save one version as a Before & After image, with the Before
(original image) on the left and the After (enhanced image) on the right. I also
save each image separately as Before and After images.
This is where my macro comes in. With one
mouse-click it makes the paper size twice its original width, selects the
"after" layer and aligns it to the right. There is a dedicated undo button which
undoes everything with one click (it really performs 4 undo's in the
background). Please note the following:
- the user simply needs to have a file with a
background and a single layer above it. The background is the original image,
the layer is the retouched image.
- if the image has more than one layer then
macro will pop-up a warning message and then close
- if the image has no layers (simply a background)
then the macro will pop-up a warning message and then close
- it does not matter whether the background or the
layer is selected at the time the macro is run, it automatically selects the
layer by itself
- the Undo button undoes all steps performed by the
macro with a single click. The user should use this button rather than the
regular Ctrl+Z operation or 4 undo's will be necessary.
I was going to give the added option of allowing a
vertical tiling and I am sure there is a VBA bug in this area. No matter what
settings I tried I could not pull it off. Aligning layers side by side was a
piece of cake.
I hope others will find this macro helpful, as I
will personally find it immensely helpful and use it on a regular basis.
Especially right now, I am in the process of making a small e-book (PDF) and
possibly a website, and I want to display many Before & After side by side