Tutorial - Importing Images

In this section of the tutorial you will learn how to import new images to your database and categorise them. Some new images have been provided in the folder newimages under your installation folder.

  1. Select View - Browse from the main menu and use the folder tree in the left pane to navigate to the newimages folder in your installation folder. As you click on a folder you will see all files in that folder display in the main ImageDB window. 
  2. The provided newimages folder contains five JPEG images. Select all five images to import - you can use the shift and control keys when clicking to select multiple images.
  3. Select Image - Import Images. Leave the defaults set as they are and click OK. Records have now been made inside ImageDB for these five images and 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.
  4. These images need to be categorised before they are fully integrated into the database.
  5. 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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