In the context of Klixel8 Active Images, a "Hot Spot" is a specified field of pixels.

  • Hot Spots can be any shape or size.
  • Hot Spots can have non-contiguous sections. For example, two physically separate bookends can be part of the same Hot Spot in an Active Image.
  • The minimum number of pixels required to constitute a Hot Spot is one (1). But, that would be difficult to hover over or touch!
  • Hot Spots are defined in the creation process, starting as masking layers in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. 
  • When two Hot Spots are next to each other in the original image, Klixel8 code ensures that every pixel is ONLY included in one and only one Hot Spot. This means that during the creation process in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements, accidental overlap of the two masking layers does not hurt anything.
  • Hot Spots retain their positional accuracy in the image at all zoom levels and pan positions...because the Hot Spot is defined by the underlying pixels.