Getting Started - 5. Adding images and sorting them

In "Quickly explore Eagle's interface " we gained a basic understanding of various interfaces and functions of Eagle, now it is time to add some images! 

In this chapter, we are going to learn how to use drag and drop to add images and how to classify these images.

Add local images to Eagle

It's easy to add local images to Eagle, Just drag images you wish to add and drop in the middle of Eagle, see the following video:

In addition to dragging and dropping, You can also use "copy and paste" to add images, after copying images, open Eagle and press Ctrl(⌘) + V, the image is then added.

Create folder

We have successfully added some images to Eagle, let's create some folders and sort them! We can find the "+" button in the folder section of the sidebar, click the "+" button to create a folder.

Let's give this folder a nice name, double click on the folder's name to quickly rename it.

Drag and drop images into a folder to classify

Now that we have created a folder, all we need now to sort them is dragging and dropping images into a folder, as follows: 

Create subfolder

Sometimes we may need hierarchical structures for more detailed classification, Eagle also supports hierarchical folders. Let's see how it works, first, right-click on a folder and select "New Subfolder".

If we want to add a folder which is created to be a subfolder. It's easy, just drag and drop the folder to the place where you wanted.

Add local folders to Eagle

If you want to add your already-categorized local folder to Eagle, you can drag and drop the local folder directly into the sidebar of Eagle. Eagle will automatically create a folder using the same name so you won’t have to classify again, resulting in great importing efficiency.

Note1: When adding local contents, Eagle is “duplicating” contents instead of “cropping/moving“ contents, therefore, ensuring there are enough disk spaces beforehand are recommended. Once the resources are imported in Eagle, you can decide whether or not to keep the original files.

Note2: Eagle is a local-based resource organizer, all contents added in Eagle are saved in your own device(s). If you plan to reinstall your system or change device, be sure to backup Eagle libraries before doing so just like other local files.

Now we know how to add images to Eagle and classify them! In the next article, we are going to introduce how to use the browser extension to collect images, inspirations on webpages.

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