Use smart folder to automatically category images

The smart folder is an advanced version of the folder. You can save the trouble of importing or categorizing images, the system will automatically add the images to the smart folder according to the conditions you set. Let's introduce you to the features of the Eagle smart folder.

Create Smart Folders

First, let's create a smart folder as following ways:

  • Sidebar + button
  • Smart folder + button

The operation of creating smart folders as shown below:

  • Name the smart folder
    Give your smart folder a suitable name. We recommend that you name the smart folder base on the content, category or color, it will help you to find it faster.
  • All/Any
    Set up that the images should meet all or any conditions to be qualified.
  • Set conditions
    Set the conditions of images that you want to automatically add to this smart folder, you can also create different condition groups, the qualified images will be automatically added to the smart folder.

Edit Rules

You can use edit the rules function to add or delete the smart folder rule.

  • Right-click the smart folder and select "Edit Rules"
  • ⌘ + Shift + R 

Rename the Smart Folder

An appropriate smart folder name can help find smart folders or images more quickly and efficiently.

  • Double click the smart folder
  • ⌘ + R

Change the Icon and Color

The different icon and color of smart folders help you easier to find the smart folder you need and have a better user experience in smart folder sorting.  

  • Right-click the smart folder and select change icon and color

Sort Smart Folders

The neat smart folder arrangement not only reduces the fatigue of browsing but also increases the efficiency of searching. You can create a unique and efficient arrangement by sorting smart folders and customizing smart folder icons and colors. 

  • Drag and drop smart folders

Remove Smart Folders

  • Right-click the smart folder and select remove folder
  • Hotkey ⌘ + Delete
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