How can I assign categories from the viewer?

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How can I assign categories from the viewer?

Postby dandv » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:39 am

In the Browser, you can assign categories by pressing F9 to focus the Categories panel. But that doesn't work when viewing an image.

If I right click and choose Properties -> Categories, I get a completely useless read-only list of all categories, with checkboxes that can't be checked, and no auto-completion.

Is this a huge oversight or am I missing something? Isn't this a common workflow - go through each image and tag it with categories?

I've defined shortcuts for certain categories, and they don't work either.

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Re: How can I assign categories from the viewer?

Postby m.Th. » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:16 am

In the Browser, you can assign categories by pressing F9 to focus the Categories panel. But that doesn't work when viewing an image.


Unfortunately

If I right click and choose Properties -> Categories, I get a completely useless read-only list of all categories, with checkboxes that can't be checked, and no auto-completion.


Yes

Is this a huge oversight or am I missing something?


The former.

Isn't this a common workflow - go through each image and tag it with categories?


It is. Let us put some pressure on Pierre.

However, you can have two solutions here:

1. Have a two monitor setup (this will help you a lot for many things, not only XnView related) and put the FullScreen mode on the 2nd monitor. Then this will act as a very powerful preview for your image.

2. Go to View | Layout and choose one of the layouts with big previews like one of the Filmstrips or check the Free option and drag and drop the panes in order to do a layout suitable to your needs. You can save it after. Something like this:

Categories layout.jpg
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