View - Database

View - Database by Folder

View - Active Collection

View - Active Collection Listing

View - Browse

View - Scan for Unimported Images

View - Thumbs with Data

These options select what images will be viewed. Browse mode allows viewing of images anywhere on the system. Database views the images currently in the database. Active Collection views the images in the current Active Named Collection and the Listing mode gives a text view of the indices of the current Active Named Collection.

In all the views (except the listing view) images may be viewed full size by double clicking on an image or selecting an image and using view-selected image. This full size image may then be zoomed if desired. To return to the thumbnail view either click or double click the full size image. In all views (except the listing view) images may be viewed as a slideshow.

This is the normal database viewing mode. The images displayed are determined by the categories selected in the left pane. Images may be selected and added to the current Active Named Collection. All images are sorted and displayed according to your specified sort order.

Database by Folder
In this mode you can view the database images by their folder location. Images may be selected and added to the current Active Named Collection.  All images are sorted and displayed according to your specified sort order.

Active Collection
In this mode only the images in the currently active Named Collection will be displayed. These images are controlled by category selections in exactly the same way as View - Database and are not sorted in any way. Their order may be modified by manually moving the images to any desired location and this ordering will be saved.

Active Collection Listing
In this mode only the image indices will be displayed as text with 50 images indices in each column. This listing may then be printed. The idea is to use a Named Collection as a plan for a real slideshow and the listing can then be used to set up the slide trays or carousels.

In this mode images can be browsed anywhere on the machine. They may be viewed normally including running slideshows, however they are not part of the database but may be imported into it. When browsing it is perfectly possible that you may browse into a folder that contains images already in your database. In this circumstance you can control whether or not the database images in that folder will be displayed using the program options. You can also control whether or not to display unknown file types; see View - Options.

Scan for Unimported Images
In this mode you select a folder as in a normal folder browse view (above), but it will now scan this folder and all sub-folders for images not in the database. If you select a high level folder this may take some time but can be interrupted by hitting the Escape key. To see what folder each images is in simply view its properties, alternatively select to view data with thumbnails(below).

View Thumbs with Data
With this option selected as much of the image properties data as possible will be displayed alongside the thumbnail. The available space is determined by the current thumbnail display size set in View - Options bigger thumbnails and more data will be displayed. Note when printing this view it may be worth experimenting with printing in landscape format as it is likely (again dependent on thumbnail size) that you will only be able to fit a single column in portrait mode.


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