Working with Photos

After opening photos, you can pan them and zoom in and out of them. You can also sort and select photos, move photos between folders, and save, rename, delete, and rotate photos.

Opening and Closing Photos
Panning and Zooming
Sorting Photos
Selecting Photos
Saving Photos
Renaming Photos
Deleting Photos

Opening and closing photos:

The program provides several ways to open and close photos. You can open photos by double-clicking a thumbnail or by using the File menu. You can close photos and folders by using the File menu or by clicking the Close button in the upper-right corner of the photo or folder window.

To open a photo in a photo tray:

• Double-click a thumbnail to open the photo in Enhance mode. Your picture will open in a new window and will appear its actual size. A new tab will display the name of the photo as shown below:

Enhanced Mode

• In Enhance mode, you can open the photos in a photo tray by clicking the Select previous photo or Select next photo button on the Photo Tray toolbar:

Next and Previous Buttons

To open a photo in a folder:

1. In the task panel, select Home, and click Find Photos.

Find Photo

2. Click a folder to display thumbnails of the photos in the folder. To expand the folder tree, click the plus sign (+) next to a folder.

Expand Photo

3. Click a folder to display thumbnails of the photos in the folder.
4. Double-click the thumbnail of the photo that you want to open in Enhance mode.

To open a photo from the File menu:

1. Choose File Open to display the Open dialog box.

File Open

2. Choose the location of the folder from the Look in drop-list.
3. Click Open to open the folder.
4. Double-click the thumbnail of the photo you want to open.
• You can also open projects and show by using the File menu. To close a photo or folder
• Click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the photo or folder window.

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Panning and zooming:

You can adjust your view of a photo by panning or zooming. Panning lets you view hidden areas of large photos. Zooming in or out increases or decreases the viewable size of a photo. In Home mode zooming and panning effects all the photos. In enhanced mode, the zooming and panning only applies to the individual photo.

To pan a photo:

• When a photo is larger than the viewable area, drag the hand within a photo to view hidden areas.

Pan

• If the entire photo is viewable within the photo window, then the photo cannot be panned.

To zoom in or out

• On the toolbar, drag the Zoom slider to the left to zoom out, or to the right to zoom in. It is located at the top right of the photo window.

Zoom

You can also View the photo at full size Click the Normal Viewing button on the toolbar.

View 100 Percent

Fit the photo to the window Click the Fit Image to Window button on the toolbar.

Zoom to Fit

Use a mouse wheel for zooming Roll the mouse wheel forward to zoom in, or backward to zoom out. • You can also access the zoom controls from the View menu.

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Sorting photos:

To find photos more easily, you can sort a folder’s thumbnails by filename, folder and filename, date modified, date taken, file size, file format, or rating.

To sort thumbnails of photos:

1. In the task panel, choose Home, and click the Sort by button on the toolbar.
2. Choose one of the following options:

• Filename — sorts thumbnails alphabetically by photo name
• Folder & Filename — sorts thumbnails alphabetically by folder and filename
• Date Modified — sorts thumbnails by the date on which the photo was last modified
• Date Taken - Newest — sorts thumbnails by the date on which the photo was taken, and displays the newest photos first
• Date Taken - Oldest — sorts thumbnails by the date on which the photo was taken, and displays the oldest photos first • File Size — sorts thumbnails by file size (in kilobytes), from smallest to largest
• Format — sorts thumbnails alphabetically by filename extension (.jpg, .tif, and so on)
• Rating — sorts thumbnails by photo rating • You can also sort photos by using the View menu

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Selecting photos:

You can select one photo, all photos, multiple photos, or a sequence of photos.

To select a photo:

• From the Organizer, or from a photo tray, click the thumbnail of the photo you want to select. You can also Select all photos Choose Edit Select All, or press Ctrl + A. Select multiple photos Hold down Ctrl, and click the thumbnails of the photos you want to select. Select multiple photos in a sequence Hold down Shift, click the first photo in the sequence, and then click the last photo in the sequence.

Moving photos between folders:

You can move or copy photos into other folders or programs. You can either cut and paste, which removes photos from one folder and inserts them into another folder, or you can copy and paste, which retains the photos in the original folder and places copies of them in the new folder. You can also drag a photo directly into a document in another application, such as a word-processing application.

To move photos to a different folder:

1. In the task panel, select Home, and click Find Photos.
2. Click the plus sign (+) next to a folder to expand the folder tree.
3. Click the folder containing the photos that you want to move.
4. While holding down the Shift key, select the photos, and drag them to the destination folder. The original photos are removed from the original folder and placed in the destination folder.

To copy photos to a different folder:

1. In the task panel, select Home, and click Find Photos.
2. Click the plus sign (+) next to a folder to expand the folder tree.
3. Click the folder containing the photos that you want to copy.
4. Select the photos that you want to copy, and drag the selected photos from the first folder to the second folder. The original photos stay in the first folder and are copied to the second folder.

To copy a photo to another open application:

1. Open the application to which you want to copy a photo.
2. Return to Corel Snapfire, and open the folder or removable media containing the photo that you want to copy.
3. In the task panel, select Home, and click Find Photos.
4. Click the plus sign (+) next to a folder to expand the folder tree.
5. Click the folder containing the photos that you want to copy to another application.
6. Select the thumbnail of the photo that you want to copy, and then drag the thumbnail into the other open application. If the other application is not visible on the screen, drag the photo to the application icon on the Windows task bar (at the bottom of the screen), wait for the second application window to appear, and then continue dragging to place the photo where you want it in the second application window.
• When you drag the photo into the other application, the cursor indicates the locations where you can drop the photo.

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Saving photos:

You can save a photo, or save it to a different filename or location. If you modify a photo and do not save it, you are prompted to save it when you try to close the photo or open another photo.

To save a photo to the same filename and location:

• Choose File Save to save the photo to the same filename and location. The original photo is overwritten by the modified photo.

To save a photo to a different filename or location:

1. Click the Save As button to open the Save Photo dialog box.
2. From the Save in drop-list, choose the folder in which you want to save the photo.
3. Type a name for the file in the File name box.
4. Choose a file format from the Save as type drop-list.
5. From the Quality drop-list, select one of the following options:
• Low (Highest Compression) • Medium • High • Best (Lowest Compression) Photo compression settings are not available for all file types.
6. Click Save to save the photo to the new filename or folder location.

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Renaming photos:

You can change the name of your photos and replace the cryptic filenames assigned by your digital camera with more meaningful ones that clearly indicate the content of your photos.

To rename a photo:

1. Open the folder containing the photo that you want to rename, and select the thumbnail of that photo.
2. Choose Edit Rename to open the Rename File dialog box.
3. Type the new photo name in the Enter the new file name box, and click OK.
• You can also rename a photo by right-clicking the thumbnail and choosing Rename.

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Deleting photos:

You can delete photos and permanently remove them from your computer. When you delete photos, they are moved into the Windows Recycle Bin.

To delete photos:

1. Select the photo or photos that you want to delete. In the Enhance mode, you can select only one photo at a time. Use the Home mode if you want to select and delete more than one photo at the same time.
2. Click the Delete button in the toolbar. 3. In the Confirm File Delete dialog box, click Yes to move the photo to the Recycle Bin. The next time that you empty the Recycle Bin, the photo is removed from your computer’s hard disk.
• You can also delete photos by choosing Edit Delete, or by right-clicking and choosing Delete.

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