Placing and Viewing Images in the Light Table

After adding images to the Light Table album, you can select the ones you want to work with and place them in the Light Table for viewing.

To add images to the Light Table
  • Select a Light Table album in the Library inspector, then drag images from the Browser to the Light Table.

    Figure. Image being dragged from the Browser to the Light Table.
To remove an image from the Light Table
  • Select the image, then click the Put Back Selected button.

    Figure. Put Back Selected button in the Light Table.

The image disappears from the Light Table but remains available in the Browser.

If you have many images in a Light Table album, it may be difficult to remember which images you haven’t yet placed in the Light Table. You can set the Browser to show only those images that haven’t been placed in the Light Table.

Figure. Show All Images and Show Unplaced Images buttons in the Light Table.
To see only images in the Browser that remain unplaced
  • Click the Show Unplaced Images button.

To see the entire contents of the Light Table album in the Browser
  • Click the Show All Images button.

Making Adjustments to Images in the Light Table

The Straighten, Crop, and Red Eye adjustment tools and the Quick Brush pop-up menu in the tool strip are unavailable when using the Light Table. To use these controls to make a change to an image in the Light Table, select the image in the Browser, then click the Show Viewer button at the top of the Browser (to the right of the Filmstrip View, Grid View, and List View buttons). The selected image appears in the Viewer, and you can make your changes. Click the Show Viewer button again to return to the Light Table.