Welcome to the Picture Ace tutorials. These pages will help you easily to become proficient at using Picture Ace. You can complete every tutorial one by one or skip the ones you are not interested in. Use the menu on the left to navigate between tutorials.
The program's main window allows you to create new tasks, control the existing tasks (downloads) and configure the program.
The Log window at the bottom of the main window displays warning and error messages for the selected task. If a task fails to download anything, you should first check the Log window for error messages.
The program adds its icon to the notification area (the system tray). Left-click the icon to display the main window, right-click it to display the menu of the icon.
Picture Ace also adds its button to the Internet Explorer (IE) toolbar. If you don't see the button, complete the Setting up the program IE toolbar button tutorial to show it up.
To save an image you can use the Ctrl + Left-Click and Alt + Left-Click combinations and/or the program items in the IE context menu.
The most simple way to download images (or any other file types) is to use the File -> New Task command from the main menu. You can also execute this command using the corresponding button on the program's toolbar, the tray icon menu, the IE button menu and the IE context menu.
After you execute the command, the Task Properties window appears. Here you specify where to start searching for images (files) from, what kind of images to search for, the folder to save downloaded images to, etc. First you should enter the address (URL) of a web page or a web site to start the search from. When the task is started, Picture Ace will download the web page located at the address and analyze it to find the images (files) needed.
Numerous filters allow you to download images that match certain criteria, e.g. file type, file size, image size, etc.
After all properties are set, click OK to start the task. Once the task is completed Picture Ace shows a notification window.
Note that Picture Ace supports saving task between the program runs. You can pause a task and turn off you computer to continue downloading later.