Tutorial 2 - Importing Images

In this section of the tutorial you will learn how to import new images to your database. You will need some images of your own available to do this step.

  1. If your images already have thumbnail files then you must first set ImageDB to recognise these thumbnails. Select View - Options and set the thumbnail prefix or suffix to whatever convention you are using.
  2. Select View - Browse from the main menu and use the folder tree in the left pane to navigate to a folder containing your images. As you click on a folder you will see all files in that folder display in the main ImageDB window.
  3. Select a number of images to import - you can use the shift and control keys when clicking to select multiple images. Select enough for us to do some categorisation work on them in the later stages of this tutorial. Ten to fifteen should be fine. Try and select some images that are of different subjects and some that have common aspects.
  4. Select Image - Import Images. Leave the defaults set as they are unless you already have thumbnails in which case clear the create thumbnails box. Click OK. Records have now been made inside ImageDB for these images and, if selected, thumbnails will have been created. Although not absolutely necessary for ImageDB to run, thumbnails will help it run faster and they are required for web site generation.
  5. These images need to be categorised before they are fully integrated into the database.
  6. Select View - Database and clear any selected categories (you can use Categories - Clear All). You should now see thumbnails of the imported images; as they have no categories associated with them yet, they are displayed when no categories are selected!

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