Olympus Viewer 12 manual

User manual for the Olympus Viewer 12 in English. This PDF manual has 156 pages.

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Thank you for purchasing this Olympus product. Before you start to use your new Olympus product, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance. Note • The contents of this software and this manual may not be reproduced in whole or in part except for personal use. It may not be transferred without permission. • Olympus accepts no responsibility for losses suffered by the customer or a third party as a result of use of this software. • While every care has been taken in the preparation of this manual, if you find any errors, omissions, or points which are unclear, please contact an authorized Olympus service center. • This software is only guaranteed to operate in the specified operating environment. • The software specifications and the content of this manual are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, visit the Olympus web site at: http://www.olympus.com © 2004 OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. Trademarks • Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. in the USA and other countries. • Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries. • Adobe® and Adobe Photoshop® are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. • Other company and product names appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. System Requirements • OLYMPUS Viewer has the following system requirements. Macintosh Windows Introduction OS Mac OS 9.1 - 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.1.3 - 10.3 (IEEE1394 (FireWire)/USB1.1/USB2.0 interface) CPU Power PC G3 500MHz or higher RAM 192 MB or more for applications (Mac OS X: 256 MB or more) Hard disk capacity 50 MB or more (for installation) Connector IEEE1394 (FireWire) port (IEEE1394 (FireWire) interface) USB port (USB interface) Compatible only with standard-equipped ports Monitor 1024 × 768 dots or higher, 32,000 colors or more (1,677 million colors recommended), multi monitor compatible OS Windows Me/2000/XP (IEEE1394 interface) Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP (USB1.1 interface) Windows 2000/XP (USB2.0 interface) Browser Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or later CPU Pentium III 500MHz or higher RAM 128 MB or more (256 MB or more recommended) Hard disk capacity 50 MB or more (for installation) Connector IEEE1394 port (IEEE1394 interface) USB port (USB interface) Monitor 1024 × 768 dots or higher, 65,536 colors or more (1,677 million colors recommended), multi monitor compatible
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3 Quick Reference OLYMPUS Viewer Overview P.9 This section describes the functions and features of OLYMPUS Viewer. Starting OLYMPUS Viewer P.10 This section describes how to start OLYMPUS Viewer. Browse Window P.19 This section describes how to view and sort images in the three display modes and how to use Light Box Mode and other functions in the browse window. Update Firmware P.122 This section describes how to update OLYMPUS E-System firmware. OLYMPUS Viewer Preferences P.126 This section describes how to configure the operating environment for use in all windows, including how to select the file type displayed, set the interval at which images are displayed in the slide show, set up multi monitor viewing, and customize sorting checkmarks. Appendices P.146 This section includes a list of menus, a glossary, an index, and technical support information.
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4 How to use this manual This indicates a menu bar operation. These tables are used to describe the various information for settings in each dialog box. This indicates a button in a dialog box. The dialog boxes and windows displayed in this manual are based upon the Macintosh version of this software. These displays and the names of button may differ in the Windows version. Where the displays greatly differ between the two versions, both displays are used.
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How to use this manual 5 This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the explanation in the actual page. z Using Help You can display help information with either of the following operations. • Click the [?] button (Macintosh) or [Help] button (Windows) on a dialog box. • Select [OLYMPUS Viewer Help] from the [Help] menu on a window. This indicates a button in a dialog box. This indicates an item in a dialog box. This symbol indicates important information on factors which may lead to errors or operational problems. It also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. This symbol indicates useful functions and information that will help you get the most out of your software. This indicates reference pages describing details or associated information. This is the title of the section within a chapter. This is the title of the chapter.
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6 Introduction ........................................................................................... 2 Quick Reference.................................................................................... 3 How to use this manual........................................................................ 4 Using Help .................................................................................................5 Contents................................................................................................. 6 OLYMPUS Viewer Overview 9 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer 10 Connecting the camera and computer.............................................. 10 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer ................................................................. 12 Macintosh ................................................................................................12 Windows ..................................................................................................12 Closing OLYMPUS Viewer.................................................................. 13 Macintosh ................................................................................................13 Windows ..................................................................................................13 Disconnecting the camera from the computer................................. 14 Automatically starting OLYMPUS Viewer......................................... 16 Browse Window 19 Starting and closing the browse window ......................................... 19 Macintosh ................................................................................................19 Windows ..................................................................................................19 Transferring images............................................................................ 20 [Transfer Images] dialog box.............................................................................20 Transferring images from the camera ...............................................................22 Transferring images from the media .................................................................25 Image display ...................................................................................... 28 Browse Mode ....................................................................................................28 View Mode.........................................................................................................30 Light Box Mode .................................................................................................32 Toolbar functions...............................................................................................34 Selecting the display mode ...............................................................................36 Using the thumbnail display area...................................................... 37 Thumbnail border ..............................................................................................37 Displaying thumbnail list....................................................................................39 Setting thumbnail border display items .............................................................39 Setting the display order of the thumbnail images ............................................40 Setting the display size of the thumbnail images ..............................................40 Contents
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Contents 7 Full Screen Display / Slide Show....................................................... 41 Full Screen Display ...........................................................................................41 Slide Show ........................................................................................................44 Displaying images with Multi Monitor............................................... 45 Rotating images .................................................................................. 46 Using sorting checkmarks ................................................................. 48 Adding a sorting checkmark..............................................................................48 Sorting Method..................................................................................................50 Using collection areas........................................................................ 52 Dividing images.................................................................................................54 Confirming and saving divided images..............................................................56 Confirming images...................................................................................56 Saving images .........................................................................................58 Using the image comparison area..................................................... 60 Image comparison area.....................................................................................60 Displaying images in the image comparison area.............................................63 Dragging and dropping an image ............................................................63 Double-clicking an image.........................................................................64 Using the [Add by selecting] checkbox....................................................65 Using the [Add once] checkbox ...............................................................65 Using the [Add next image] button...........................................................66 Deleting images from the image comparison area ..................................67 Showing image information............................................................... 68 Displaying the properties area...........................................................................68 Editing comments..............................................................................................72 Editing the shooting date...................................................................................73 RAW Development.............................................................................. 74 Launching a registered application................................................... 79 Using folders and files........................................................................ 80 Creating a new folder ........................................................................................80 Moving files to a new subfolder.........................................................................81 Renaming files and folders................................................................................82 Renaming files simultaneously..........................................................................84 Rename Rule...........................................................................................84 Copying a file.....................................................................................................89 Copying an image .............................................................................................90 Moving a file ......................................................................................................91 Converting the file format ..................................................................................92 Creating a folder shortcut..................................................................................95 Deleting a shortcut from the shortcut area...............................................96 Renaming a shortcut................................................................................96 Finding an image................................................................................. 97 Deleting an image ............................................................................... 99 Printing an image.............................................................................. 100 Printing types...................................................................................................100
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Contents 8 [Print] dialog box..............................................................................................102 Printer settings ................................................................................................104 Macintosh ..............................................................................................104 Windows ................................................................................................105 Photo printing ..................................................................................................106 Index printing...................................................................................................110 Contact sheet printing .....................................................................................114 Sending an image by E-mail ............................................................ 117 Setting up the e-mail application in your computer .........................................117 Macintosh (Mac OS 9)...........................................................................117 Macintosh (Mac OS X)...........................................................................118 Windows ................................................................................................119 Attaching an image to outgoing e-mail............................................................120 Update Firmware 122 OLYMPUS Viewer Preferences 126 Making OLYMPUS Viewer preferences........................................... 126 Setting the [General] tab .................................................................. 128 Setting the [Browse] tab................................................................... 130 Setting the [Full Screen Display] tab............................................... 132 Setting the [Sorting Checkmark] tab............................................... 135 Setting the [Color Management] tab ............................................... 138 Confirming the OS profile settings...................................................................138 Checking the setting of the profile used when displaying images on the monitor .................................................................................138 Checking the setting of the profile used when printing images..............141 Setting the [Color Management] tab................................................................144 Appendices 146 List of menus..................................................................................... 146 [File] menu.............................................................................................146 [Edit] menu.............................................................................................147 [View] menu...........................................................................................148 [Tools] menu..........................................................................................150 [Help] menu ...........................................................................................150 Glossary of terms.............................................................................. 151 Index................................................................................................... 153
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9 OLYMPUS Viewer Overview OLYMPUS Viewer Overview OLYMPUS Viewer is a software developed to support the workflow of professional photographers that use Olympus digital cameras. The following describes the special features of OLYMPUS Viewer. You can use OLYMPUS Viewer to transfer and view shot images. By connecting the camera to the computer with a connection cable, you can transfer images from the camera. You can also use a card reader or other device to transfer images from the camera's memory card. For more information, refer to “Transferring images” P.20. OLYMPUS Viewer provides display modes and functions to help you select the desired images by sorting and refining the large number of images. OLYMPUS Viewer contains very useful image selection functions, such as sorting checkmarks to help refine your selection, an image comparison area to provide a detailed comparison of images, and collection areas used to divide images. For more information, refer to “Browse Window” P.19. OLYMPUS Viewer enables you to manage transferred and edited images by sorting them into folders. OLYMPUS Viewer can also be used to create new folders, move images, and rename several file names at the same time. You can use OLYMPUS Viewer to print images with photo printing, index printing, and contact sheet printing. You can also use OLYMPUS Viewer to attach images to outgoing E-mail. For more information, refer to “Using folders and files” P.80, “Printing an image” P.100, “Sending an image by E-mail” P.117. By connecting the camera to the computer, you can update the firmware for the OLYMPUS E-System body, lens, and flash (if applicable) using an internet access connection. For more information, refer to “Update Firmware” P.122. You can customize the operating environment for OLYMPUS Viewer and, for example, select the desired color and design for the sorting checkmarks. For more information, refer to “OLYMPUS Viewer Preferences” P.126. „ Using OLYMPUS Viewer to transfer and view images „ Using OLYMPUS Viewer to select images „ Using OLYMPUS Viewer to manage, print, and send images by E-mail „ Using OLYMPUS Viewer to update firmware „ Customizing OLYMPUS Viewer
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10 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer Starting OLYMPUS Viewer The camera must first be connected to the computer with a USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable to transfer images from the camera. You do not need to connect the camera and the computer if you only want to browse images already saved in the computer. 1 Select the camera mode. 1 Turn on the camera by turning the power switch on the camera to ON. 2 Press the menu button. The menu appears on the monitor. 3 Press on the arrow pad until [ ] is selected, and press . 4 Press until [PC MODE] is selected, and press . 5 Press to select [STORAGE] or [CONTROL]. Set to [STORAGE] if you want to transfer images from the camera using the browse window. “Transferring images” P.20 Set to [CONTROL] if you want to update firmware. “Update Firmware” P.122 6 Press [OK]. The camera mode is now set. 2 Turn off the camera by turning the power switch on the camera to OFF. 3 Connect the cable to the USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) port on the computer. Connecting the camera and computer Example of connecting a USB cable Example of connecting an IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable
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Connecting the camera and computer 11 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer 4 Connect the cable to the USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) interface on the camera. 5 Turn on the camera by turning the power switch on the camera to ON. The computer recognizes the camera. Example of connecting a USB cable Example of connecting an IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable • Do not add or remove another USB or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) device to or from the computer when the computer is connected to the camera. Doing so may cause a malfunction on the camera or a problem with OLYMPUS Viewer. • For instructions on how to connect the camera and computer or insert the media to the computer, refer to the operation manual provided with your camera. • For information on setting the camera mode, refer to the operation manual provided with your camera. Note Tips
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12 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer Start OLYMPUS Viewer and the browse window appears. z Macintosh • Open [OLYMPUS Viewer] in the folder in which OLYMPUS Viewer is installed and double-click [OLYMPUS Viewer]. • Double-click the [OLYMPUS Viewer] icon on the desktop. (Only in Mac OS 9) z Windows • From the [Start] menu on the taskbar, select [Programs > OLYMPUS Viewer > OLYMPUS Viewer]. • Double-click the [OLYMPUS Viewer] icon on the desktop. Starting OLYMPUS Viewer
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13 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer Close the browse window and OLYMPUS Viewer. z Macintosh 1 Select [Exit] from the [File] menu of the browse window. The browse window closes. z Windows 1 Select [Exit] from the [File] menu of the browse window. The browse window closes. Closing OLYMPUS Viewer Closing OLYMPUS Viewer in Mac OS X • Select [Close OLYMPUS Viewer] from the [OLYMPUS Viewer] menu of the browse window. Note
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14 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer If you operated OLYMPUS Viewer with the camera connected to the computer, disconnect the camera from the computer when you are finished using OLYMPUS Viewer. 1 Confirm that the card access lamp on the camera is not flashing. 2 Use the Remove Hardware function. Perform the following depending on your OS. Macintosh Drag the [NO_NAME] icon (in Mac OS X) or [untitled] icon (in Mac OS 9) on the desktop to the Trash. Before removing the connection cable, be sure that the card access lamp on the camera is not flashing. Windows Me/2000/XP Click the Remove Hardware icon displayed on the taskbar at the bottom right of the computer screen and select the displayed message. • When you click the Remove Hardware icon, the warning message “Cannot stop the camera” may appear. If this occurs, confirm that image data is not being transferred from the camera and then remove the USB cable. Windows 98 SE Right-click [Removable Disk] in My Computer and select [Eject]. Before removing the connection cable, be sure that the card access lamp on the camera is not flashing. 3 Remove the USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable from the camera. Disconnecting the camera from the computer
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Disconnecting the camera from the computer 15 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer 4 Remove the USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable from the computer. 5 Turn off the camera. • Be sure to use the Remove Hardware function on the computer before turning off the camera. If you do not use the Remove Hardware function before turning off the camera, the image data may become lost. • When using the Remove Hardware function, the warning message “Cannot stop the camera” may appear. If this occurs, confirm that image data is not being transferred from the camera and then remove the USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable. Note
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16 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer OLYMPUS Viewer can be automatically started when the camera is connected to the computer and the camera is turned on. • Set the PC mode of the camera to [STORAGE]: The browse window and [Transfer Images] dialog box appear. Auto Start of OLYMPUS Viewer can be set in the preferences. “OLYMPUS Viewer Preferences” P.126 1 Set up Auto Start of OLYMPUS Viewer in advance. You can skip this step if Auto Start is already set up. 1 Select [Preferences] from the [Tools] menu of the browse window. The [Preferences] dialog box appears. Automatically starting OLYMPUS Viewer [Preferences] dialog box
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Automatically starting OLYMPUS Viewer 17 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer 2 Click the [General] tab. “Setting the [General] tab” P.128 3 Click [When connected to camera] in [Auto Start]. To automatically start OLYMPUS Viewer when the media with stored images is inserted into the computer, select [When connected to camera and using DCF media]. 4 Click the [OK] button. The Auto Start setting is complete and the [Preferences] dialog box closes. After completing the Auto Start setting, close OLYMPUS Viewer. 2 Turn on the camera. 3 Set the camera to [STORAGE]. 4 Connect the camera to the computer with a USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable. “Connecting the camera and computer” P.10 [General] tab page in the [Preferences] dialog box
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Automatically starting OLYMPUS Viewer 18 Starting OLYMPUS Viewer OLYMPUS Viewer starts and the browse window appears. • When [When connected to camera and using DCF media] is selected in Auto Start, OLYMPUS Viewer also starts if a DCF (Design rule for Camera File System)-compliant storage media (CompactFlash, xD-Picture Card, or other recordable media) is inserted in the computer. When OLYMPUS Viewer starts, the browse window and [Transfer Images] dialog box appear. • The factory default setting of Auto Start is OFF. If Auto Start is not set to ON, OLYMPUS Viewer does not automatically start even if the camera is connected to the computer and the power on the camera is turned on. In Windows XP, when a camera in Storage Mode is connected to the computer or a storage media is inserted in the computer, the [Auto Play] dialog box appears regardless of the [Auto Start] setting. Select [OLYMPUS Viewer] from the list and click the [OK] button to display the browse window. • In Windows XP, [When connected to camera and using DCF media] is grayed out and cannot be selected. • For instructions on how to connect the camera and computer or insert the media to the computer, refer to the operation manual provided with your camera. • For information on setting the camera mode, refer to the operation manual provided with your camera. Tips Note
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19 Browse Window Browse Window You can use the browse window to transfer images to a computer and display transferred images. The following describes how to start and close the browse window. z Macintosh Starting 1 Open [OLYMPUS Viewer] in the folder in which OLYMPUS Viewer is installed, and double-click the [OLYMPUS Viewer] icon, or double-click the [OLYMPUS Viewer] icon on the desktop. The browse window appears. Closing 1 Select [Exit] from the [File] menu. In Mac OS X, select [Close OLYMPUS Viewer] from the [OLYMPUS Viewer] menu. z Windows Starting 1 From the [Start] menu on the taskbar, select [Programs > OLYMPUS Viewer > OLYMPUS Viewer], or double-click the [OLYMPUS Viewer] icon on the desktop. The browse window appears. Closing 1 Select [Exit] from the [File] menu. Starting and closing the browse window • You can set the browse window to start automatically when the camera is connected to the computer or when the media is inserted in the computer. “Automatically starting OLYMPUS Viewer” P.16 Tips
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20 Browse Window Images can be transferred from the camera or media to the computer. This is done by using the [Transfer Images] dialog box in the browse window. The following describes how to transfer images from the camera and media. [Transfer Images] dialog box The [Transfer Images] dialog box is used to configure the settings when transferring images from the camera or media. Transferring images [Transfer Images] dialog box Item Description Transfer Source Camera The transfer source is set to [Camera]. If several cameras are connected, select the desired source camera ID from the pull- down list on the right. Media The transfer source is set to [Media]. If several media are inserted in the computer, select the desired source media from the pull-down list on the right. Folder Tree Displays the tree of the transfer source camera or media. You can select the image transfer source from the folder tree. Select All Images Check this box to specify all images displayed in the thumbnail display area. Automatically delete image after transferring Check this box to automatically delete images from the transfer source after the images have been transferred to the computer. Number of images and file size Displays the total number and file size of the images selected in the thumbnail display area.
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Transferring images 21 Browse Window Thumbnail Display Area The images inside the folder selected in the folder tree are displayed in a list. Transfer Destination Folder Tree Displays the tree of the transfer destination. Select the image transfer destination from the folder tree. [Create New Folder] Creates a new subfolder in a drive or folder selected in the folder tree. [Browse Shortcut] Click this to display a list of registered shortcuts. When a shortcut is selected from the list, the selected position on the folder tree jumps to the destination of the shortcut link. “Creating a folder shortcut” P.95 Automatically create folder on shooting date Check this box to automatically create subfolders labeled with the shooting date inside the folder selected in the folder tree and then transfer the images to the appropriate subfolders according to the shooting date. Transfer Images [Start] Starts the image transfer. [Refresh] The thumbnail display area is updated with the current images in the transfer source folder. [Close] Closes the [Transfer Images] dialog box. • You can set the [Transfer Images] dialog box in the browse window to open automatically when the camera is connected to the computer or when the media is inserted in the computer. “Automatically starting OLYMPUS Viewer” P.16 Tips
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Transferring images 22 Browse Window Transferring images from the camera Images can be transferred from the camera to the computer by a USB cable or IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable. Only Olympus digital cameras can be used to transfer images to OLYMPUS Viewer. 1 Turn on the camera and set the PC mode of the camera to [STORAGE]. 2 Connect the camera to the computer with a USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) cable. 3 Select [Get Image] from the [Tools] menu of the browse window or click the [Get Image] icon on the toolbar. “Image display” P.28 The [Transfer Images] dialog box appears. 4 Click [Camera] from [Transfer Source]. If several cameras are connected, select the desired source camera ID ([Camera #1], [Camera #2], ...) from the pull-down list. A list of subfolders in the [DCIM] folder appears in the transfer source folder tree. For details on camera mode operations and connecting the camera to the computer or removing the camera from the computer, refer to “Starting OLYMPUS Viewer” P.10. [Transfer Images] dialog box
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Transferring images 23 Browse Window 5 From the transfer source folder tree, select the folder containing the images that you want to transfer. The images inside the folder are displayed in a list in the thumbnail display area on the right-hand side of the window. 6 Select the images that you want to transfer in the thumbnail display area. Check [Select All Images] to select all images displayed in the thumbnail display area. To select several images, select the images while pressing the following key. • Macintosh (Mac OS 9) : [Shift] key • Macintosh (Mac OS X): [Shift] or [Command] key • Windows : [Ctrl] key 7 Select the transfer destination folder from the transfer destination folder tree. 8 Click the [Start] button. The [Get Image] dialog box appears indicating that the transfer of images has begun. When the image transfer is complete, the following dialog box appears. Click the [Open Transfer Destination Folder] button to close the [Transfer Images] dialog box and display the transferred images inside the folder in the thumbnail display area of the browse window. • When [DCIM] is selected from the folder tree, the contents of all subfolders in the DCIM folder are displayed in the thumbnail display area. [Get Image] dialog box - Transferring images [Get Image] dialog box - Transfer complete Tips
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Transferring images 24 Browse Window • During the image transfer, do not turn off the camera, open the card cover of the camera, or disconnect the connection cable. Doing so may cause a malfunction on the camera or a problem with OLYMPUS Viewer. • Do not add or remove a hardware device to or from the computer when the computer is connected to the camera. Doing so may cause a malfunction on the camera or a problem with OLYMPUS Viewer. • If an existing file in the transfer destination folder has the same name as one of the files you want to transfer, the [Overwrite] dialog box appears. In the [Overwrite] dialog box, you can select one of the following methods for transferring images. [Skip] : Skips this image and transfers the next image. [Overwrite] : Transfers and overwrites the image. [Add Serial Number] : Adds a serial number to the end of the file name and transfers the image with a different name. [Apply to All] : Applies the same image transfer method selected to all files with the same name. • If an Olympus USB or IEEE1394 (FireWire) storage class camera is connected to the computer, both the camera and the media can be specified as transfer sources. Note Tips
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Transferring images 25 Browse Window Transferring images from the media You can transfer images from the media to the computer. 1 Insert the media into the computer or appropriate adapter. For details on inserting the media, refer to the operation manual provided with the camera. 2 Select [Get Image] from the [Tools] menu of the browse window or click the [Get Image] icon on the toolbar. “Image display” P.28 The [Transfer Images] dialog box appears. 3 Click [Media] from [Transfer Source]. If several media are inserted in the computer, select the drive name of the transfer source from the pull-down list. The pull-down list only displays the drives with media recorded in conformity with the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) standard. 4 From the folder tree of the transfer source, select the folder containing the images that you want to transfer. The images inside the folder are displayed in a list in the thumbnail display area on the right-hand side of the window. [Transfer Images] dialog box
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Transferring images 26 Browse Window 5 Select the images that you want to transfer in the thumbnail display area. Check [Select All Images] to select all images displayed in the thumbnail display area. To select several images, select the images while pressing the following key. • Macintosh (Mac OS 9) : [Shift] key • Macintosh (Mac OS X): [Shift] or [Command] key • Windows : [Ctrl] key 6 Select the transfer destination folder from the transfer destination folder tree. 7 Click the [Start] button. The [Get Image] dialog box appears indicating that the transfer of images has begun. When the image transfer is complete, the following dialog box appears. Click the [Open Transfer Destination Folder] button to close the [Transfer Images] dialog box and display the transferred images inside the folder in the thumbnail display area of the browse window. [Get Image] dialog box - Transferring images [Get Image] dialog box - Transfer complete
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Transferring images 27 Browse Window • If an existing file in the transfer destination folder has the same name as one of the files you want to transfer, the [Overwrite] dialog box appears. In the [Overwrite] dialog box, you can select one of the following methods for transferring images. [Skip] : Skips this image and transfers the next image. [Overwrite] : Transfers and overwrites the image. [Add Serial Number] : Adds a serial number to the end of the file name and transfers the image with a different name. [Apply to All] : Applies the same image transfer method selected to all files with the same name. Note
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28 Browse Window The browse window has three display modes: Browse Mode, View Mode, and Light Box Mode. When you open the browse window, it appears in Browse Mode. The following describes the different parts and functions of the browse window for each display mode. Browse Mode This display mode is suited to browse and manage multiple images. When you select the folder that contains the images that you want to display from the folder tree, the images are displayed in a thumbnail list. When you select an image from the thumbnail display area, the shooting information and image information of the selected image are displayed in the properties area. You can also add sorting checkmarks to the images, sort the images into groups, and display just those images with the same sorting checkmark in the thumbnail display area. Image display Browse Mode 1 2 3 5 4 10 11 6 8 12 9 7
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Image display 29 Browse Window Number Item Description Ref. Page — Menu Bar The menu used in the browse window appears. This is the same for Browse Mode, View Mode, and Light Box Mode. P.146 1 Toolbar*1 The various buttons can be used for switching display modes, printing, and other functions. This is the same for Browse Mode, View Mode, and Light Box Mode. P.34 2 Folder Tree Displays the computer drives and folders as a tree. P.39 3 [Create New Folder] Creates a new subfolder in a drive or folder selected in the folder tree. P.80 4 Create Shortcut A shortcut to the folder displayed in the folder tree is created. P.95 5 Shortcut Area*1 Displays the shortcuts created with the [Create Shortcut] button. P.95 6 Thumbnail Display Area Displays the images inside the folder selected in the folder tree in a list. P.39 7 Sorting Checkmark Click the [Red], [Yellow], or [Blue] icons to separate the images into different groups. Only those images with the same sorting checkmark can be displayed in the thumbnail display area. P.48 8 Collection Area*1 This area is used to temporarily save images selected from the thumbnail display area. Collection areas A and B can be used to divide the images into different collection areas and save the images together in separate folders. P.52 9 Properties Area*2 Displays the histogram, shooting information such as shutter speed, image information such as shooting date/time, and other information. P.68 10 [Refresh] The thumbnail display area is updated with the current images in the selected folder. — 11 Status Box Displays information related to the images in the thumbnail display area (total number or file size of images). You can select display items from the pull-down list. — 12 Sorting Palette*1 The images in the thumbnail display area are shown or hidden according to the sorting checkmark. A combination of checkmarks can be used to create various sorting methods. P.50 *1 Use the [View] menu to show or hide this item. *2 Use the [File] menu to show or hide this item.
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Image display 30 Browse Window View Mode This display mode can be used to enlarge and view an image in more detail. Images selected from the thumbnail display area are displayed in the single image view area. View Mode Number Item Description Ref. Page 1 Thumbnail Display Area Displays a list of images in the selected folder. The path name of the folder is displayed at the top of the area. P.39 2 [Refresh] The thumbnail display area is updated with the current images in the selected folder. — 3 Single Image View Area Displays an image selected from the thumbnail display area. — 4 Status Box Displays information (file name, shooting date, display position, or display magnification) for the image displayed in the single image view area. You can select display items from the pull-down list. — 5 Rotate The image can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. P.46 1 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 4 3 6 7 5 16
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Image display 31 Browse Window 6 Collection Button Click the collection button [A] or [B] to divide an image either to collection area A and/or B. The collection areas are used to temporarily save divided images. The saved images are displayed when Browse Mode or Light Box Mode is selected as the display mode. P.53 7 Sorting Checkmark Click the [Red], [Yellow], or [Blue] icons to separate the images into different groups. Only those images with the same sorting checkmark can be displayed in the thumbnail display area. P.48 8 Fit image to screen The display magnification is automatically adjusted to display the image so as to fit the entire single image view area. — 9 Display actual size Displays the image at its actual size in the single image view area. — 10 Zoom Out Mode The cursor changes to the magnifying glass (–). When this cursor is placed over an image in the single image view area and clicked, the display zooms out on the image. — 11 Zoom In Mode The cursor changes to the magnifying glass (+). When this cursor is placed over an image in the single image view area and clicked, the display zooms in on the image. — 12 Scroll Mode The cursor changes to the hand tool. Drag this tool over the image in the single image view area to scroll the image. — 13 Previous Image Displays the previous image displayed in the single image view area. The images are displayed in the order of the images in the thumbnail display area. — 14 Display position/ total number of images in folder Indicates the number of the image displayed in the single image view area in the order that it is displayed in the thumbnail display area. — 15 Next Image Displays the next image displayed in the single image view area. The images are displayed in the order of the images in the thumbnail display area. — 16 Properties Area*1 Displays the histogram, shooting information such as shutter speed, image information such as shooting date/time, and other information. P.68 *1 Use the [File] menu to show or hide this item.
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Image display 32 Browse Window Light Box Mode This convenient display mode can be used to compare and select similar images. The images that you want to compare can be arranged together in the image comparison area and selected images can be divided into collection areas. Light Box Mode Number Item Description Ref. Page 1 Image Comparison Area Images in the thumbnail display area can be registered to this area by drag and drop. This is used when comparing several images. You can choose from a two or four-split screen display. P.60 2 Thumbnail Display Area Displays a list of images in the selected folder. The path name of the folder is displayed at the top of the area. P.39 3 Collection Areas This area is used to temporarily save images selected from the thumbnail display area or image comparison area. Collection areas A and B can be used to divide the images into different collection areas and save the images together in separate folders. P.52 4 Properties Area*1 Displays the histogram, shooting information such as shutter speed, image information such as shooting date/time, and other information. P.68 1 2 5 6 3 4
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Image display 33 Browse Window 5 [Refresh] The thumbnail display area is updated with the current images in the selected folder. — 6 Status Box Displays information related to the images in the thumbnail display area (number of images and file size). You can select display items from the pull-down list. — *1 Use the [File] menu to show or hide this item.
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Image display 34 Browse Window Toolbar functions The following describes the functions of the toolbar buttons. For details of the functions, refer to the provided reference pages. Toolbar Button Item Description Ref. Page Browse Mode Changes the display mode to Browse Mode. P.28 View Mode Changes the display mode to View Mode. P.30 Light Box Mode Changes the display mode to Light Box Mode. P.32 Full Screen Display / Slide Show Displays the selected image at full screen. The images in the selected folder are displayed in order one image at a time. P.41, 44 Properties Displays or hides the histogram and shooting information of the selected image. P.68 Display Collection Area Displays or hides collection areas A and B. P.52 Sorting Checkmark Display Displays or hides the sorting palette, which is used to change the sorting method, and the sorting checkmark on the thumbnail border. P.50 Launch registered application Starts the application software specified in the preferences. P.79 RAW Development This is used for the development processes of RAW data. P.74 Rename All Several image names can be renamed according to the rename rule. P.84 Print Prints the selected image. P.100 Get Image Transfers images from the camera or media to the computer. P.20 Convert Format Converts the image save format and saves it. P.92 Send E-mail Resizes the selected image and attaches it to an E-mail. P.117 Preferences This can be used to customize the sorting checkmarks and set the color management. P.126
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Image display 35 Browse Window Help Displays the online help. P.150 • The toolbar buttons can be deleted and the button icons can be resized. 1 Select [Customize Toolbar] from the [Tools] menu. The [Customize Toolbar] dialog box appears. 2 Add or delete toolbar buttons. To add a toolbar button, select the button you want to add from the [Available toolbar buttons] list and click the [Add] button. To delete a toolbar button, select the button you want to delete from the [Current toolbar buttons] list and click the [Remove] button. You can use the [Move Up] and [Move Down] buttons to change the order of the toolbar buttons. 3 Change the size of the button icons. Select [Large Icons] or [Small Icons] from the [Icon options] pull-down list. 4 After completing the operations, click the [Close] button. Tips
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Image display 36 Browse Window Selecting the display mode The display mode of the browse window can be changed to enable you to browse, select, and compare images. 1 Select [Browse Mode], [View Mode], or [Light Box Mode] from the [View] menu, or click the [Browse Mode], [View Mode], or [Light Box Mode] icon on the toolbar. • You can double-click an image in the thumbnail display area of the browse window in Browse Mode to change the display mode to View Mode. You can double-click an image in the single image display area in View Mode to change the display mode to Browse Mode. • The image can also be displayed at full screen. “Full Screen Display” P.41 Tips
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37 Browse Window The thumbnail display area can be displayed in Browse Mode, View Mode, or Light Box Mode in the browse window. The following describes how to use the thumbnail display area. Thumbnail border The reduced images shown in the thumbnail display area are called thumbnail images. Each thumbnail image is displayed within a thumbnail border. The thumbnail border displays not only a reduced image, but also image information such as the file name, shooting date, etc. You can also rotate the image and add sorting checkmarks here. Using the thumbnail display area Thumbnail border Number Item Description Ref. Page 1 Rotate Button Click this to rotate the image in the direction of the arrow. Click this while pressing the [Shift] key to rotate the image in the opposite direction. P.46 2 RAW Icon This is displayed when the image has RAW data. — 3 Collection Icon This is displayed when an image is registered in the collection area. P.54 4 Sorting Checkmark Adds a sorting checkmark. P.48 5 File Name Displays the file name. P.39 6 Shooting Date Displays the shooting date. P.39 7 Shooting Information Displays shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture value, exposure compensation, ISO, white balance, and white balance compensation. P.39 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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Using the thumbnail display area 38 Browse Window • If there is a folder within the selected folder, a subfolder icon appears on the thumbnail border. You can show or hide the subfolder icon. “Setting thumbnail border display items” P.39 Tips Subfolder Icon
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Using the thumbnail display area 39 Browse Window Displaying thumbnail list 1 In Browse Mode, select a folder from the folder tree area. The images in the selected folder are displayed in a list in the thumbnail display area. Setting thumbnail border display items The file name, shooting date, shooting information, rotate button, RAW icon, sorting checkmark, and folder can be displayed on the thumbnail border. The file name and shooting date cannot be displayed with shooting information on the thumbnail border at the same time. 1 On [Thumbnail List Items] in the [View] menu, check the item you want to display. Browse window (Browse Mode)
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Using the thumbnail display area 40 Browse Window Setting the display order of the thumbnail images The thumbnail images can be displayed in the order of the file name, shooting date, sorting checkmark, or format. The thumbnail images can also be arranged in ascending or descending order. 1 Select the display order from [Arrange] on the [View] menu. 2 Select [Ascending Order] or [Descending Order] from [Arrange] on the [View] menu. Setting the display size of the thumbnail images You can select from five display sizes: Smallest (80 × 80 pixels), Small (120 × 120 pixels), Medium (160 × 160 pixels), Large (200 × 200 pixels), and Largest (240 × 240 pixels). 1 Select the display size from [Thumbnail Display Size] on the [View] menu. • When sorted by shooting date/time, sorting checkmark, or format, the thumbnail images are listed in the alphabetical order of their file names. Tips
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41 Browse Window The following describes how to display images in Full Screen Display, Slide Show, and Multi Monitor by using Browse Mode, View Mode, and Light Box Mode in the browse window. Full Screen Display This displays the selected image at full screen. The buttons on the tool palette displayed with this function can be used to delete and enlarge images, add sorting checkmarks, and provide other tools. 1 Select [Full Screen Display / Slide Show] from the [View] menu or click the [Full Screen Display / Slide Show] icon on the toolbar. Select the image to display at full screen from the thumbnail display area, single image view area, or collection area and then select [Full Screen Display / Slide Show] or click the icon. The image is displayed at full screen. Full Screen Display / Slide Show Full Screen Display
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Full Screen Display / Slide Show 42 Browse Window Other operations to display an image at full screen The following operations can also be used to display an image at full screen. • Select an image from the thumbnail display area, single image view area, or collection area, and then double-click the image while pressing the [Shift] key. • Select an image from the thumbnail display area, single image view area, or collection area, and then press the [Enter] key while pressing the [Shift] key. • Double-click an image in the image comparison area. Canceling Full Screen Display Full Screen Display can be cancelled with either of the following operations. • Press the [Esc] key. • Double-click the image. Tool palette Tool palette Number Item Description Ref. Page 1 Delete Deletes the image. — 2 Fit image to screen The display magnification is automatically adjusted to display the image so as to fit the entire screen. — 3 Display actual size Displays the image at its actual size. — 4 Zoom Out Mode The cursor changes to the magnifying glass (–). Click the image to zoom out. — 5 Zoom In Mode The cursor changes to the magnifying glass (+). Click the image to zoom in. — 6 Display Magnification Shows the current display magnification. Select the display magnification from the pull-down list to zoom in or out on an image. — 7 Scroll Mode The cursor changes to the hand tool. Drag this tool over the image to scroll the image. — 8 Rotate The image can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. P.46 9 Collection Button Divides the image displayed in the single image view area into collection areas. P.53 10 Sorting Checkmark Click the [Red], [Yellow], or [Blue] icons to separate the images into different groups. Only those images with the same sorting checkmark can be displayed in the thumbnail display area. P.48 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13141516 17 18
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Full Screen Display / Slide Show 43 Browse Window 11 Tool Palette Full Display This can be used to display the entire tool palette or hide part of the tool palette. — 12 Status Box Displays information (file name, shooting date, display position, or display magnification) for the image displayed at full screen. You can select display items from the pull-down list. — 13 First image Displays the first image in the thumbnail display area in the order of display. — 14 Previous Image Displays the previous image in the thumbnail display area in the order of display. — 15 Slide Show The images in a selected folder are displayed in order at a fixed interval. P.44 16 Next Image Displays the next image in the thumbnail display area in the order of display. — 17 Last image Displays the last image in the thumbnail display area in the order of display. — 18 Hide Tool Palette Hides the tool palette. — • An image in the collection area cannot be deleted when it is displayed at full screen. • The [Previous Image] and [Next Image] buttons cannot be used to display the previous or next image when an image in the image comparison area is displayed at full screen. • The menu appears when you click (click while pressing the [Control] key in Macintosh, right-click in Windows) an image displayed at full screen. The menu has the same functions as the tool palette. • When using the Multi Monitor setting, you can double-click an image in the thumbnail display area in Browse Mode to display the selected image at full screen on a separate monitor. “Displaying images with Multi Monitor” P.45 • You can set the margins and the color of the margins between the image and the screen. “Setting the [Full Screen Display] tab” P.132 Note Tips
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Full Screen Display / Slide Show 44 Browse Window Slide Show The images in the same folder as the image currently displayed at full screen are displayed in order at a fixed interval. As the default setting, the images are displayed at 5-second intervals. 1 Display an image at full screen. “Full Screen Display” P.41 2 Click the [Slide Show] icon on the tool palette. The slide show begins. The [Slide Show] icon automatically changes to the [Pause] icon. Pausing the slide show Click the [Pause] icon on the tool palette during the slide show to pause. • Images in the image comparison area cannot be used with the slide show. • Some of the functions on the tool palette cannot be used during the slide show. • The interval at which the images are displayed can be changed. “Setting the [Full Screen Display] tab” P.132 • The slide show can be configured to replay from the first image after the last image is displayed (Loop Playback). “Setting the [Full Screen Display] tab” P.132 Note Tips
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45 Browse Window If you are using more than one monitor, you can display an image at full screen on a separate monitor. Multi Monitor can be configured in the preferences. “Setting the [Full Screen Display] tab” P.132 Images can be displayed at full screen on multiple monitors in the following situations. • When an image is selected from the thumbnail display area in Browse Mode and then displayed at full screen. • When an image is displayed in the single image display area in View Mode. Displaying images with Multi Monitor • When configuring Multi Monitor, some of the functions on the tool palette displayed on separate monitors cannot be used. Use the tool palette on the monitor that is operating OLYMPUS Viewer (main monitor). Note
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46 Browse Window Click the [Rotate] button on the thumbnail border or select [Rotate Image] from the menu bar to rotate images. 1 Select the image that you want to rotate from the thumbnail display area. To select several images, select the images while pressing the following key. • Macintosh (Mac OS 9) : [Shift] key • Macintosh (Mac OS X): [Shift] or [Command] key • Windows : [Ctrl] key 2 Select [Clockwise 90°], [Counterclockwise 90°], or [180°] from [Rotate Image] on the [Edit] menu. You can also repeatedly click the [Rotate] button in the thumbnail border until the desired rotation position is reached. The selected image is rotated in the specified direction. Rotating images Lossless rotation of JPEG images • With OLYMPUS Viewer, JPEG images can be rotated without having to re- compress the JPEG image data. This is called “lossless rotation”. Because JPEG is a irreversible compression method in which the data is degraded at the time of compression, when a compressed image is rotated and saved, noise characteristic to JPEG appears in the image. In a lossless rotation, however, the JPEG image can be rotated without being recompressed. If, however, the JPEG image data that is rotated does not have height and width as a multiple of 8, the lossless rotation is not performed immediately. Instead, a dialog box appears, prompting you to select the processing method. You can select either to have the image cropped and then perform a lossless rotation or have the image rotated normally without being cropped. Thumbnail border Click the [Rotate] button The image is rotated • When rotating a RAW image file, the displayed image is rotated, but the image data is not changed. The rotation information is recorded as image information. Tips Note
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Rotating images 47 Browse Window • When the [Rotate] button on the thumbnail border is clicked, the image is rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. The function of the [Rotate] button can be changed to rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise. “Setting the [Browse] tab” P.130 • To rotate the image in the opposite direction, click the [Rotate] button while pressing the [Shift] key. • In rotating Exif image, you can configure the setting to either change the image information and rotate the actual image data or change the image information without rotating the actual image data. “Setting the [Browse] tab” P.130 Tips
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48 Browse Window The sorting checkmark function can be used to sort your images into three categories. The sorted images can then be displayed by category in the thumbnail display area in all display modes of the browse window. Adding a sorting checkmark Sorting checkmarks appear at the top right of the thumbnail border. Red, yellow, and blue icons are used as the default sorting checkmarks. Clicking one of the three colored icons adds a sorting checkmark to an image and sorts that image. 1 Click a sorting checkmark on the thumbnail border. Click one of the three colored icons. You can also add a sorting checkmark by pressing the [1], [2], or [3] key. When several images are selected and a sorting checkmark is added, the same sorting checkmark is added to all the images. To select several images, select the images while pressing the following key. • Macintosh (Mac OS 9) : [Shift] key • Macintosh (Mac OS X): [Shift] or [Command] key • Windows : [Ctrl] key Using sorting checkmarks • Add a sorting checkmark • Sorted display by sorting checkmark
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Using sorting checkmarks 49 Browse Window Canceling a sorting checkmark 1 Click the sorting checkmark you want to cancel. Click a sorting checkmark Sorted image • If the sorting checkmarks are not displayed on the thumbnail border, select [Thumbnail List Items > Sorting Checkmark] from the [View] menu. “Setting thumbnail border display items” P.39 • Only one type of sorting checkmark can be added to an image. • Sorting checkmarks cannot be changed or added to images on read-only media (such as a CD-ROM). • In the single image view area, a sorting checkmark can be added to an image displayed in single image view by using the sorting checkmark icons at the top right of that area. “View Mode” P.30 • A sorting checkmark can also be added from the tool palette in Full Screen Display. “Full Screen Display” P.41 Sorted image The sorting checkmark is canceled Sorting checkmark data files • The sorting checkmark information is stored in a data file. This data file is created automatically when a sorting checkmark is added, and the file is stored in the folder containing the image with the sorting checkmark. • Please note that when deleting a sorting checkmark data file with different application software, the sorting checkmark attached to the image disappears. • The sorting checkmark icons can be customized with your favorite color or symbol. “Setting the [Sorting Checkmark] tab” P.135 • The data files that contain the sorting checkmark information can be deleted all at once. “Setting the [Sorting Checkmark] tab” P.135 Note Tips Note Tips
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Using sorting checkmarks 50 Browse Window Sorting Method The sorting palette can be used to display the images in the thumbnail display area by the type of sorting checkmark. By using the sorting palette, you can easily select the image display for each type of sorting checkmark on the toolbar. 1 Select [Sorting Checkmark Display > Show Sorting Palette] from the [View] menu or click the [Sorting Checkmark Display] icon on the toolbar. The sorting palette appears at the bottom of the window. 2 Use the sorting palette to change the display of the thumbnail display area. [ALL] : Displays all images within a folder. [Red] : Displays only those images with a [Red] sorting checkmark. [Yellow] : Displays only those images with a [Yellow] sorting checkmark. [Blue] : Displays only those images with a [Blue] sorting checkmark. [None] : Displays only those images without a sorting checkmark. Sorting palette
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Using sorting checkmarks 51 Browse Window • You can change the display by selecting several options from the sorting palette. Select [Red] or [Blue], for example, to display images with [Red] or [Blue] sorting checkmarks in the thumbnail display area. • If [Red], [Yellow], [Blue], and [None] are all selected on the sorting palette, [ALL] is automatically selected and all images in the folder are displayed in the thumbnail display area. Tips

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