Getting Started - 8. Browsing images

In "Use tags to classify images", we have understood how to "add images", "classify images", "tag images". In this chapter, we are going to learn how to how to browse images we collect in Eagle.


Image list

An image list is mainly used to display the content under the current classification. You can adjust "items", "size", "arrangement" of the list according to your need. 

Adjust the size of images

We can find slider in the toolbar above the list, we can adjust the display size of images by dragging the slider. 

Adjust the arrangement of images

Eagle provides two common arrangements, namely "adaptive" and "waterfall", we can right-click on the blank to adjust arrangement, as follows:

There are advantages and disadvantages in each of two arrangements, we can freely adjust it, according to our needs.

  1. Adaptive
    The visual alignment is quit neat, suitable for searching and organizing.
  2. Waterfall
    The visual alignment is irregular, and the burden of search is large but isn't suitable for previewing long images and irregular size of images.

Show/Hide list information

We can hide the image name and size of the list to make interface concise. Right-click on blank of the list, select "Display information" to hide image name and size.

Show/hide sidebar viewer

If we need more space to view images, we can hide left and right sidebars, right-click on blank in the list, select "Show/Hide Left Sidebar", "Show/Hide Right Sidebar", "Show/Hide All Sidebar". If you need to do this often, click on "Tab" to quickly show/hide all sidebars. 


Previewing

If you want to view the details of the image, double-clicking on image to open details mode and for previewing. After opening mode, we can use functions of "zoom", "move", "note" to view the image.

Zoom 

We can adjust the display size of images, by dragging and dropping the upper slider, click on percentage number, open drop-down menu to select image default size.

Alt + Mousewheel

Sometimes we don't need a zoom of fixed ratio. Instead, we zoom in on a point on the image. For this usage situation, Eagle provides "focus zoom" function like Photoshop. Move your mouse to the position where you want to see details, press Alt + mouse wheel, through this simple operation. you can zoom in on the details of the image you want to view, as follows:

Move images

If you want to view some parts of the image, you can use left mouse button to drag and drop images, Just drag the part of the image you want to the middle, it's easy as follows: 

Write an annotation

If you think that some designs of the image are great, you want to note on it, it's simple. First, we need to change the view state from "preview mode" to "note mode", and we can select a frame anywhere on the image you want to enter the things you want to note.


Use space to preview

Sometimes I just want to quickly preview images on the list. I don't want to open the mode. Eagle supports this function, just like the macOS system, you can use space to quickly preview all images on the list.


According to your preference to adjust

Eagle provides various viewing preference to meet the usage of different users, such as scrolling and double-clicking. You can adjust it by opening "Preference" > "Viewing Preference".


Great! We have known the skills of viewing images! Next chapter, we are going to try Eagle search function, let's quickly search for images

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