ACDSee 7 Viewer
- If you double click on an image ACDSee Browser you get the ACDSee Viewer might looks something like:
- You can also start the viewer by right clicking on an image and selecting View, or selecting an image (single clicking) and pressing Enter.
- Once the viewer is active, you can view the next image by pressing Page Down, or by clicking on the Green Right Arrow with a single image behind it. To view the previous image press Page Up or click on the Green Left Arrow. To start automatically viewing images in order, choose Auto Advance (by clicking on the Green Right Arrow with 2 Images behind it). Auto Advance is similar to starting a Slide Show instead of the viewer, but doesn't have all transitions and other features of a slide show.
- My favorite way to view images is full screen (without any menus or Icons). To toggle between the full screen mode and the normal viewer mode, press the letter F (just remember F for Full).
- When organizing images, use the viewer to select the best among several similar images ... press Page Down and Page Up until you find the one you like, press enter and you will be back in the browser with that image highlighted. Then copy it into the folder where you are collecting that subject's images by right clicking on it and choosing Copy to Folder... ... once you choose a folder it remembers it, so copying other images there is quick. Even better is using the Copy to Folder... button on the Viewer Toolbar, or even in full screen mode you can press ALT-C. And for those that love to drag and drop you can hold down the control key (to specify copy, not move) ... make sure the little + sign in a box appears indicating you are copying, not moving ... and drag to the folder where you want to put the copy. Remember, in all these cases when you have multiple images selected they will all be copied (or moved) to the specified folder.
- What I really like about ACDSee is how quickly it displays images and the fact that I have control over when they are displayed (using Page Up and Page Down). The reason that ACDSee is so quick is that it uses look-ahead logic ... while you are view one image, it is reading and getting read to display the next one.
- Just like you can with the ACDSee Browser you can customize the Main Viewer Toolbar. Remove buttons you don't use, or at least move them over to the right ... that allows the buttons you do use to fit on even a small screen.
- Another way to use the viewer to select the best among several similar images is elect the images you want
to compare (by holding the CNTL key while clicking on them, and then start the viewer (Enter key, or right click and select view, or by clicking on a View Single Image button you have added to the Browser Toolbar). Then you can cycle among just the selected images using the various keys and buttons specified above (e.g., Page Down and Page Up). Only problem with this is that when you press Enter to go back to the browser, all the images are still selected ... you must remember the name of the best image (which means you can't be in full screen mode). Of course the solution to this is to use the Copy to Folder... button on the Viewer Toolbar or the ALT-C key.
- When using the Copy to Folder... button (or ALT-C key) you are usually copying images to a single folder, but if you need to copy different images to different folders, explore the History tab.
- Come back later for a discussion of some of the other Viewer Icons and features.
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