Creating a Light Table Album

To view images in the Light Table, you first create a Light Table album. You can create a new, empty album and drag images into it, or you can select images in a project and create a Light Table album to hold them.

To create a new, empty Light Table album
  1. In the Library inspector, select Library Albums or the project or folder where you want the new Light Table album to appear.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > New > Light Table.

    • Control-click the item in the Library inspector, then choose New > Light Table from the shortcut menu.

    • Choose Light Table from the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.

      Figure. Items in the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.
  3. In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the Light Table, and make sure to deselect the “Add selected items to new light table” checkbox.

    Figure. Dialog showing "Add selected items to new light table" checkbox unselected.
  4. Click OK.

The new empty Light Table album appears in the Library inspector. Now you can drag images into the new Light Table album from any item in the Library inspector.

To create a Light Table album that holds a selection of images
  1. In the Browser, select the images you want in the Light Table album.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > New > Light Table.

    • Control-click the selected item in the Library inspector, then choose New > Light Table from the shortcut menu.

    • Choose Light Table from the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.

      Figure. Items in the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.
  3. In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the Light Table, and make sure the “Add selected items to new light table” checkbox is selected.

    Figure. Dialog showing "Add selected items to new light table" checkbox selected.
  4. Click OK.

The new Light Table album containing your image selection appears in the Library inspector. If necessary, you can drag additional images from the Browser to the Light Table album in the Library inspector.