The must-know Eagle tricks
Did you use the folder, but still can't find images or materials? Eagle provides a lot of ways to help you organize your collections. You can install Eagle Chrome extension that can help you collect all the images quickly when you browse websites. All of your collections can be organized and find with various characteristics. Here are some features of Eagle.
Quickly Add Images to Eagle
- Import images
After installing Eagle, you can start to add your images to Eagle by dragging and dropping images to Eagle.
- Import Specific Website Images
Eagle provides "One-click import" function, you can import your favorite website such as"Artstation", into Eagle.
- Install Browser Extension
In addition to importing images into Eagle, it's more common to see the inspirational material you want to search immediately when you browse websites. Therefore, Eagle provides a more convenient Chrome browse extension, After installing it, you can save images on websites in a variety of convenient ways.
- Drag to save images
You can drag an image to collect area and you can directly save it into Eagle.
- ALT + Right-click
Sometimes the websites disable from saving images, so you can't use "right-click to save" or "drag to save". At this time, you can press "ALT + Right-click" on the image and Eagle will help you save the image.
- Batch Save
If you want to save plenty of images from a website, you can use the "Batch Save" feature. Eagle will list all the images on the website so you can pick the images you want and Eagle will save them.
Install Eagle browser extension, Eagle provides all screenshot methods you need.
- Capture Area
Capture the area you select.
- Capture visible
Capture your current screen.
- Capture Page
Quickly capture the whole page.
The folders are the most common management tool, you can create folders and subfolders in the Eagle's left sidebar.
- Smart Folder
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.
The tag is an indispensable feature in Eagle, it's a tool for “organizing” and “searching”. If the tags are set well, they will be helpful in organizing and searching and you can have better productivity and user experience.
By downloading the images through the Chrome browser extension, the image's title will be recorded the annotation set by the image on the website by default (for example the alt attribute of the img tag). As the main description of the image, you can also name this field separately.
In addition to the notes that come with the image, if the image or file has more detailed information, you can also write it in the comment field.
By downloading the images through the Chrome browser extension, the image's URL will be recorded, so you can go back and find the source of download image easily.
The "Rating" feature allows you to rate the images you like/dislike or important/unimportant and you can use the shortcut key number 1-5. The "Rating" can also be a filter condition, which helps you to find the images you need quickly.
- Keyword Search
Eagle can search for multiple keywords, by default, image that meet any of the keywords will be listed in the search result. For advanced search, you could also exclude specific keywords with ' - ' symbol. For example, you can type in 'ads facebook -newyear' to find items that are downloaded from facebook previously, with tags 'ads' labeled, while irrevelant to 'newyear'.
- Quickly Jump to Another Folder
As the number of assets you collected increases, you may have tens, hundreds, or even thousands of folders, tags, subfolders in the library. to spot out a specific folder in tons of categories, you may take advantage of the Go To Folder feature. Click the 'Go To Folder' button to the top left, or press ⌘ + J (macOS) / Ctrl + J (Windows) shortcut key to search folders via the name or keywords. It's way faster than finding in the list!
- Fuzzy Search
In the "Go To Folder" function, a powerful feature, the "Fuzzy Search" is also introduced, the feature allows you to find exact results even with incomplete keyword inputs. For example, let's say you have a folder named 'Refridgerator' and you want to find it out, you can enter 'regrtr', 'rfgrt', 'rgt' and the correct folder will still be shown in the list!
Color analysis is also one of the most important features in Eagle, with the feature, you can pick a color you want to search, Eagle will find out all assets with similar colors within your collection.
You can use the shape filter to find images in a specific shape. By default, Eagle provides four kinds of shapes as filter conditions.
You can also use type, i.e. file formats as a filter condition, for example, find all png files, all psd files in the collection.