Tutorial - Organising The Category Tree

In this section of the tutorial you will learn about organising the category tree. There are a number of different things that can done in the way of organising categories but in this tutorial we will just look at moving a category and adding a new category.

  1. Select Categories - Organise Categories from the main menu. You will see the category tree (without check boxes) in the left pane and a number of buttons. First we will add a new category at the root.
  2. Click the Add button and type Favourites as your new category. Check the "Place at root" box and click ok. You will now see the new category added to the root of the tree. If you hit return before checking the "Place at root" box, not to worry, just select Favourites, wherever it is, and click the Move to Root button.
  3. Now we will move a category to a new location. We will move the Historical category and place it under the Subject category.
  4. Select Historical and click the Pick Up button.
  5. Select Subject and click the Drop button. You will now see the Historical category has been moved to be a sub-category under Subject. All images in the database associated with the Historical category will have their associations adjusted accordingly.
  6. These changes are made immediately so there are no OK or Cancel buttons simply click Done. You will see the changes have been made to the category tree.
  7. Now we are going to add the Favourites category to a number of images. Fortunately we do not have to edit each individual image to achieve this.
  8. Select the Subject category and no others. Most of the images in the database will now be displayed as most have a subject associated with them!
  9. Select a number of the images to be your favourites. OK, so maybe you don't like any of them :-) but for the purposes of this tutorial select a few. You can use the shift and control keys when clicking to select multiple images.
  10. Select Categories - Add/Remove Category to/from Images. In the dialog select Favourites in the left pane and click the Add button, you will see them added to the right pane, which shows only those categories common to all the selected images. Click OK.
  11. Now select the Favourites category and only your favourites will be displayed.

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