Getting Started - 3. Creating your first design library

If you have finished reading "Install Eagle".  This article will introduce the actual operation of Eagle, let's get started.


Step 1 - Open Eagle

When you run Eagle for the first time, you will see a screen like following 

This is the welcome interface to get you quickly understand what Eagle is. We can click "Next" to continue.


Step 2 - Install Eagle browser extension 

In this step, Eagle will prompt you to install browser extension. If you often need to save images or screenshots on the webpage, we highly recommend that you install browser extension. We will introduce browser extension in detail in the following sections.

We can click on "Not now" to skip this step.


Step 3 - Create a library

In this step, we will see the following screen. We need to create a library firstly, the contents you collect in the future will be saved to this library.

Click "Create Library" button and name the library (You can name the library based on your usage, e.g., "My inspiration", "design resources").

Click "Create Library" button and select a directory. Please select a secured path. Avoid saving the library on the desktop so your important files won’t be deleted by mistake.

At this step, we have successfully created a library.

Remark: Eagle is a local-based application, that means everything you added to Eagle will only be stored in your local device, they won't be uploaded or synced to any server. Therefore, please make sure to  back-up  properly in case you need to switch devices or reinstall the Operating System


Great, now everything's ready! In the next article, we will show you a quick tour of Eagle's interface and features.

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