Some tips for QuintessArt (see http://quintessart.blogspot.com
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First run:if connected (3G+/WIFI) download the database (following the first message)+download thumbnails (menu/data/thumbnails)+enjoy :-)
Shortcuts:with long click on ("gallery button" for "Notes")/("Bookmarks icon in main page" for "sharing bookmarks and retrieve top bookmarks")/("share button in gallery" for "web search")
Shortcut:long click("gallery button" 4 "Notes")/("star icon main" 4 "sharing/retrieve bookmarks")/("share button/gallery" 4 "web search")
Shortcuts:with long click on ("Edit button in gallery" for Tags add/retrieve/send)
Tags:Edit/Add/Share/manage tags in "My Tags"=>main activity/gallery button/My Tags or menu/shortcuts/My Tags
Tags:Retrieve Tags for a particular painting in Gallery/the painting you want/long click on edit button or menu/gallery/tags
Tags:you can also import your tags by modifying the file "my_tags.txt" in sdcard/quintessart/my_tags.txt";semicolon separated tags (!important)
Tags:u can search multiple tags by checking multiple entries in "My Tags" and "search selected tags"
Tips/Sharing:text or description is aldready copied to clipboard when sharing,just paste it in your message/caption/tweet :-)
Share with mail/twitter+twitpic+other clients like seesmic-touiteur-tweetcaster-twidroyd/Facebook/picasa/goggles/messaging/flickroid..etc
From gallery: you can share paintings/notes with paintings/pictures in attachment and text/notes copied in body message;paste it if needed
From main activity:bookmarks/tags/notes with all pictures in attachment+description/notes associated to each painting automatically copied
For PixelPipe & like app: picture is not attached=>goggle app/share + paste the text that is yet copied or you can use also mail options :-)
Tips/Ways to discover new paintings with QuintessArt:bulb light icon on main page(based on your bookmarks)(Demo http://youtu.be/A5tB9Kpe5vM
Tips/Ways to discover new paintings:Gallery/Related Paintings (Links button)/Suggestions (based on actual painting
Tips/Ways to discover new paintings:Gallery/long click on Edit Button (or menu/gallery/tags)/Tags/add to My Tags or "see selected"
Tips/Ways to discover new paintings:Home/My tags (gallery button or menu/shortcuts)/see selected
Tips/Ways to discover new paintings:Top Downloaded/Top Bookmarks (gallery button or menu/shortcuts)+long click or click
Tips/Ways to discover new paintings:Instant Search (lightning icon or menu/shortcuts);start typing whatever you want+long click or click or "red button"
Tips/Ways to discover new paintings:Search:"suggestions" category;long click on a row for options & send all suggested results to gallery
with long click on ("gallery button" for "Notes")/("Bookmarks icon in main page" for "sharing bookmarks and retrieve top bookmarks")/("share button in gallery" for "web search")
long click("gallery button" 4 "Notes")/("star icon main" 4 "sharing/retrieve bookmarks")/("share button/gallery" 4 "web search")
Tips/shortcuts:"1st Tab(main)/menu/shortcuts","2nd Tab(gallery)/menu/gallery",long click (star icon/gallery/search/edit/share button)
long click/ ("gallery button" for "Notes")/("Bookmarks icon,main page"=>"sharing/retrieve bookmarks")/("gallery share button"=>"web search")
Tips/Tags:in "1st Tab/gallery button/my tags" or "/menu/shortcuts/myTags" or in gallery/long click on "edit button"
Tips/Tags:you can add to your tags/edit them/remove/share/retrieve tags from a painting/add these tags to your tags/search selected tags;
Search:"portr&186 c.im" (or replace the ampersand by *) will search fir "portraits in impressionism in 60's"
Search:"portr*186 p.mon" (ou bien remplacer l'etoile par une esperluette) vous renverra les portraits peints par Monet dans les années 60
Search with refine:”p.” for ”painter” and ”c.” for ”current”;”portr” for ”portrait” or ”self-portrait”;”wom” for ”woman or women”;
Search ”portrp.m” for ”portrait from painters Monet or Manet or Vermeer";
Search with refine:”portrp.mc.im” for ”impressionnist portraits from Monet or Manet”;”gardp.mon” for ”gardens in Monet paintings”;
Search with refine:”186c.im” for ”impressionnist paintings in the 60's” (i.e. from 1860 to 1869);
Search with refine:”orsp.mon” for ”Monet's paintings at Orsay”;
Search with refine:”franc.fau” for ”fauvist paintings in France”;"francp.mon" for "Monet's paintings in France";"francc.imp" for "Impressionist paintings in France"
Tips /Search:long click on thumbnail will bring contextual informations:"informations"/"see this painting"/"see results of this category"
Tips/Instant Search(lightning icon or long click on search button in 1st Tab):long click brings contextual info;single click send to gallery
Tips/Instant Search:click on red button ("OK" button with number of results) will launch a complete search with the query you were typing
Tips for Quiz:first start, choose menu/new to start the first question
Tips for Quiz:choose your answer+push correct button+push "next button";in menu/#questions: choose your number+start new quiz to take effect
Tips for Quiz:for each question,informations are available about the painter or the current or the painting (see below choices after answer)
Tips /Quiz:the timer is paused if you've answered a question & replay only with a new question:u can do what u want between questions :-)
Tips/Quiz:informations about painter/painting and other is available by clicking on the blue button below the answers :-)
Tips/Quiz:more than 1500 questions about paintings and painters to learn styles/biographies/currents
Tips/Quiz:statistics of your Quiz are availbale in "quiz/menu/score" for each category of #questions
Tips/Quiz:Timer stops when u finish answer a question so that u can do what you want before the next question;"info button" available below
Tips/Quiz:Choices for the same question are re-ordered & restart option re-order also the questions to be more challenging ;-)
Tips for Slideshow: single click stop slideshow+appears nav-buttons;pause button will replay the slideshow;in menu/effects:pause button or "previous/next button" to take effect
Tips/Slideshow:single click stops+appears nav-buttons;pause button replays;in menu/effects:replay or "previous/next button" to take effect
Tips for Slideshow: automatic download of paintings via menu/download/download missing
Tips for Slideshow/gallery: better experience on Wifi or 3G+
Tips for Slideshow/gallery: with automatic download (menu/download/missing)=>better experience on Wifi or 3G+
Tips for Slideshow:toggle to enable/disable fullscreen mode within slideshow in "menu/fullscreen";to see changement push "play" or next/prev if necessary
Tips/Slideshow:toggle enable/disable fullscreen mode in slideshow in "menu/fullscreen";see changement=>"replay" or next/prev if necessary
Tips/Gallery:After downloading thumbnails for the gallery just reload it (message or menu/gallery/reload) or scroll to see changements
Tips/Gallery: =>(settings/the gallery)shake your phone in gallery to load 10 paintings at random !lean on right/left to automatically slide !
Tips/Gallery:on Aplication start,QuintessArt loads around 30 paintings at random to discover new paintings at each start of the application :-)
Tips for gallery:in menu/gallery/previous galleries/ you can retrieve previously visited galleries (limit to 50 for the moment)/useful to retrieve particular paintings
Tips for gallery:report button: you can remove the actual downloaded painting or all the downloaded paintings of the actual painter (all paintings of Monet for instance)
Tips for gallery:wallpaper button is at the bottom of the gallery :-)
Tips for gallery:in menu/slideshow you will have a slideshow of the current gallery (e.g. slideshow of all Paintings of Monet from the gallery)
Tips for gallery:long click on "share button" will enable web search for the current painter or current painting (useful to retrieve more informations)
Tips for Gallery:click on thumbnail to see information or download the painting;click on the painting to see details/zoom;multitouch enabled
Tips for Gallery:you can set as wallpaper any painting downloaded within QuintessArt ("gallery/set as wallpaper button")
Tips for gallery:you can see informations about a painting without downloading it (click informations button)
Tips for Gallery:the option "shake in the gallery" will allow to shake your phone in the gallery to load 10 paintings at random
"shake in the gallery" enable also automatic slide of paintings in the gallery if you lean your phone to the right or to the left :-)
Tips/Gallery:long click on thumbnails brings filtering options;you can then bookmark all the paintings of this gallery
Tips/filtering:Monet'S Gallery/filtering:what are Monet's paintings in France?in Orsay?
Tips/Gallery:u can switch from 3D effect to flat when sliding thumbnails=>"1st Tab/menu/display"
Tips/Gallery:in "gallery (2nd Tab)/menu/gallery" u have "previous galleries" that enables to visit again a previous gallery (~50 available)
Tips/Gallery:multi-touch enabled for paintings (in 2nd Tab:Gallery/click on painting)+infos in menu
Tips/Gallery:long click on "share button" in gallery brings "web search" with predefined painter/current to know more about painter/painting
Tips/Gallery:u can put as wallpaper any downloaded paintings (2nd Tab/put as wallpaper button, below info)QuintessArt (free with ads)QuintessArt (1euros)