Browser

The Browser displays the thumbnail images contained in a folder, project, or album. When you select a folder, project, or album in the Library inspector, images appear in the Browser. You can display images in the Browser in filmstrip view, in grid view, and in list view. You can also open multiple projects at a time in the Browser.

To learn more about using the Browser, see Working with Images in the Browser.

Figure. Controls in the Browser in filmstrip view.

Browser in Filmstrip View

When the Browser is in filmstrip view (available only in the Split View main window layout), images in a selected project appear as a row of thumbnails. You can scroll the images left and right and quickly select and work with them one after the other. You can resize the thumbnails in the filmstrip by dragging the top of the filmstrip to enlarge it.

Figure. Browser in filmstrip view.
  • Filmstrip View, Grid View, and List View buttons: Display the Browser contents in filmstrip view (a scrollable row of thumbnails), grid view (a grid of thumbnail images), or in list view (a list of sortable file data).
  • Filter HUD button and search field: Search for images by entering a term in the search field or choosing an option from the search field pop-up menu (with a magnifying glass icon). To perform a more complex search for images using the Filter HUD, click the Filter HUD button (to the left of the search field).
  • Scroll bar: Use the scroll bar to scroll through your thumbnail images.
  • Shuttle control: Use the Shuttle control to move quickly through your thumbnail images. You can also press the J and L keys to scroll backward or forward, and press K to stop. Press the J and L keys multiple times to increase the shuttle speed.

Browser in Grid View

When the Browser is in grid view, images in a selected project appear as thumbnails arranged in columns and rows within the Browser. You can adjust the size of the thumbnails to easily review and work with your images.

Figure. Browser in grid view.
  • Filmstrip View, Grid View, and List View buttons: Display the Browser contents in filmstrip view (a scrollable row of thumbnails), grid view (a grid of thumbnail images), or in list view (a list of sortable file data).
  • Filter HUD button and search field: Search for images by entering a term in the search field or choosing an option from the search field pop-up menu (with a magnifying glass icon). To perform a more complex search for images using the Filter HUD, click the Filter HUD button (to the left of the search field).
  • Shuttle control: Use the Shuttle control to move quickly through your thumbnail images. You can also press the J and L keys to scroll backward or forward, and press K to stop. Press the J and L keys multiple times to increase the shuttle speed.
  • Scroll bar: Use the scroll bar to scroll through your thumbnail images.
  • Thumbnail Resize slider: Use the Thumbnail Resize slider to quickly change the size of your thumbnail images.

Browser in List View

When the Browser is in list view, images in a selected project appear as rows of information. Metadata associated with each image appears in columns; click a column heading to sort the images by that column category.

Figure. Browser in list view.
  • Filmstrip View, Grid View, and List View buttons: Display the Browser contents in filmstrip view (a scrollable row of thumbnails), grid view (a grid of thumbnail images), or in list view (a list of sortable file data).
  • Filter HUD button and search field: Search for images by entering a term in the search field or choosing an option from the search field pop-up menu (with a magnifying glass icon). To perform a more complex search for images using the Filter HUD, click the Filter HUD button (to the left of the search field).
  • Column headings: Columns display image information and metadata. You can click a column heading to sort the list by that category of information. You can also drag to reorder or resize the columns.
  • Shuttle control: Use the Shuttle control to move quickly through your thumbnail images. You can also press the J and L keys to scroll backward or forward, and press K to stop. Press the J and L keys multiple times to increase the shuttle speed.
  • Scroll bar: Use the scroll bar to scroll through your thumbnail images.
  • Thumbnail Resize slider: Use the Thumbnail Resize slider to quickly change the size of your thumbnail images.