Displaying images for processing is done in two types of display windows.
The first is a "Thumbnail window" that displays a list of images for processing. The other is a "Preview window" for large display of only one selected image.
The "Preview window" offers functions that divide the window in two for comparing two images or comparing results from adjusting different development parameters of the same image.
Five display modes are available in SILKYPIX® Developer Studio Pro 6 through the combination of these two kinds of windows.
The thumbnail mode is a display mode in which the "Thumbnail window" is located in the main window and the preview window is not displayed.
The preview mode is a display mode in which the "Preview window" is located in the main window and the thumbnail window is not displayed.
The "combination mode" is a mixed mode of the "thumbnail mode" and "preview mode", displaying Thumbnails and single view at the same time. You can change the location of the "Thumbnail Window" and "Preview "Window". Make changes to location from sub-menus under "Arrange on main window," displayed by right clicking on "Thumbnail Window". You can change the location of the "Thumbnail Window" and the scroll direction of Thumbnails from the Display settings. You can change the number of images that can be displayed in the "Thumbnail Window" by dragging between the "Thumbnail Window" and "Preview Window". Furthermore, you can change the size of the thumbnail by dragging it while pushing the [Shift] key.In addition, there are special display modes in both the "Preview Window" and the "Thumbnail Window".
This mode is for displaying the "Preview Window" on the full screen. You can enter this mode by clicking on the "Full screen preview" button in the toolbar. The overall ambience of the photograph can easily be checked by using the full screen preview. In addition, if you use a multi monitor environment (with two or more monitors), the preview can be displayed on a monitor separate from the monitor with the main window. You can perform editing by locating the controls on the sub-monitor while displaying the photograph on the full screen of the main monitor.
This is the mode for displaying the "Thumbnail Window" as a floating window. Changing to a floating window can be set from the context menu displayed by right clicking on the top of the "Thumbnail Window". The scrolling direction of the "Thumbnail Window" while a floating window is the same as the scrolling direction under Combination Mode.Special display conditions are conditions under which both the Thumbnail Mode button and the Preview Mode button are selected at the same time. Under these conditions, when you click the button corresponding to the window for the special display conditions, you can switch between Display / Close Display for the window.
3.1. Switching Display Modes
Switching to "Thumbnail Mode," "Preview Mode" and "Combination Mode" can be performed at any time with [View (V)] in the menu or with the toolbar icon.
If you double click a selected image in "Thumbnail Mode," it will switch to "Preview Mode".
3.2. Preview window
The "Preview Window" is a window for displaying preview images of selected images.
By opening a preview image of a selected image, you can view the entire image or enlarge just one part to check it.
3.2.1. Multi preview
There is a "Multi preview" Function that displays two screens, separating the "Preview Window" into left and right screens.3.2.2. Changing display position / magnification
There are two multi preview modes. Three examples of ways to utilize them will be introduced here. Please make full use of their applications.
Of the two displays, make the left display your main preview, and use the right display as a reference preview.
The selected image for adjusting development parameters will always be displayed in the main preview.
There are several ways you can choose images to be displayed in the reference preview, but whichever way you choose, the reference preview display is for comparison uses and you cannot edit development parameters there.
Use this to choose the best scene taken from multiple images.
Use this to adjust parameters and compare parameter adjustments before and after they are made.
Selected images for adjusting development parameters are displayed on both displays.220.127.116.11. Operation Methods
You can set options such as display position and magnification for the two images, so you can view one overall image and use the other screen to display partial magnification.
You can also display two important parts of the photograph and decide how to adjust parameters.
Switch to multi preview by clicking on the icon in the toolbar.18.104.22.168. Selecting Reference Preview Images
The status of the multi preview display is shown at the top of the screen in the icon bar as seen in this figure. You can change modes and preview displays with these icons.
You can display an image different from the main preview image in the reference preview or different development parameters for the same image as the main preview.
Use the and icons on the icon bar to go to displays of the previous or next image.
The icon is displayed to the lower right of the image when the mouse is moved over the image to be switched on the thumbnail window.
You can display the designated image in the reference preview by clicking on this icon.
You can also display the designated image in the reference preview by clicking on the image while holding down the [Alt] key.
You can also switch images using [Alt + arrow key] when the Thumbnail Window is displayed.
When the same image is displayed on the main preview and the reference preview, you can return or go forward to previous development parameters for the image displayed in the Reference Preview with the two icons, and on the Icon Bar.
In addition, by clicking on , you can combine the editing conditions of the image displayed in the Main Preview and the editing conditions in the Reference Preview.
The preview display comes with functions for changing display position and magnification for checking parts of the image with the mouse in the preview display.3.2.3. Coarse Preview
The aims of mouse operations in the preview display are switched in tool mode.
Be sure to select one of the following tool modes for changing display position and magnification: "Fitted display", "Zoom tool", "Loupe tool (zoom in)", "Loupe tool (zoom out)" and "Palm tool".
"Fitted display" is a mode that fits the entire image in the display. The other four tools can be used to change display position and magnification through their own methods.
22.214.171.124. Changing preview display position and magnification
There are several ways to change preview display position and magnification.126.96.36.199. Change display position / magnification with the mouse
Methods other than changes through mouse operations on the preview display will be explained here.
Click on the "Preview tools" icon on the toolbar, and a menu will be displayed for changing tool modes and display magnification in the preview display.
Also, items for changing display magnification are enumerated in a submenu opened from [View (V)]-[Display magnification (M)] from the menu and in a context menu displayed by right clicking on the preview window.
Display magnification can be changed from these menus.
In "Tool modes" other than "Fitted display", a slider control for changing display magnification is displayed at the bottom of the preview display.
The slider control is composed of three controls, the slider, a dropdown list and a text box. You can set display magnification using these.
In "Tool modes" other than "Fitted display", vertical and horizontal scroll bars are displayed to the right and at the bottom of the preview display.
You can adjust the display position using these.
The relationship between mouse operations and functions in the preview display are determined by the tool mode. There are five tool modes: "Fitted display", "Zoom tool", "Loupe tool (zoom in)", "Loupe tool (zoom out)" and "Palm tool".
The following explains how to change display location / magnification in each tool mode.
In this mode, the entire image is displayed so as to fit the image to the preview window. When resizing the window, its display magnification changes automatically according to the window size.
In this mode, you can execute the following mouse operation
Changing display magnification is possible from the menu, even if the tool mode is "Fitted display". If the display magnification is changed, the tool mode will automatically switch to "Zoom tool".
"Zoom tool" is a convenient tool mode in which you can enlarge or reduce the preview display instantly, and can change the displayed position. "Zoom tool" has both "Loupe tool" and "Palm tool" functions.
Once you master these operations, you can change the size and position of the preview display very quickly.
The "Loupe tool (zoom in)" offers a convenient mouse tool mode that can enlarge the image, with the center of enlargement being at the clicking point.
Since this mouse operation has been adopted by a lot of other applications, it appears familiar to many users.
When you operate this tool while pressing the [Alt] key, (zoom in) does not work but (zoom out) works.
The "Loupe tool (zoom out)" offers a convenient mouse tool mode that can reduce the image with the center of reduction being at the clicking point.
Since this mouse operation has been adopted by many other applications, it appears familiar to many users.
When you operate this tool while pressing the [Alt] key, (zoom out) does not work but (zoom in) works.
The "Palm tool" offers a mouse tool mode that can grab and move a picture (panning operation). This operation similar to the mouse tool mode adopted by many other software.
In addition, when you click on a picture while pressing the [Ctrl] key, the picture size is enlarged with the center of enlargement being at the clicking point.
When you click on a picture while pressing the [Alt] key, the picture size is reduced with the center of reduction being at the clicking point.
The preview display in the preview window can perform concurrent processing in two formats, the coarse preview that performs simple development processing for quick display of the whole, and the development preview for development processing the exact same as the output image of development results.
If this software need to update the preview display, first use the quick coarse preview. In the background, parallel processing of partial development preview is performed at the same time. It is updated as display blocks that have completed development preview processing are automatically replaced.
If selected images are switched and development parameters are changed, it may seem at first that the image display is a little rough, but you will understand as details of the image change in order.
When changing development parameters, it is possible to confirm the process at different stages displayed in the coarse preview without having to check the results of development preview processing.
In the coarse preview, the following processes are performed to speed up.
It processes data as well as the development preview except for the above description. Therefore, "exposure bias", "white balance", "tone", and "saturation" is reflected also in the coarse preview.
3.2.4. Development Preview
Until development preview processing has been completed, two types of "preview images" are intermingled.
While the mark is displayed at the right end of the status bar, it indicates that the development preview processing is still under operation and there still remains the result of coarse preview.
When development preview processing is completed, the mark disappears and it indicates that the whole "preview image" has been replaced to development preview". Then you can check the final development result on the screen.
If you select "Fast rendering (Coarse preview)" from the "Preview rendering method" dropdown list on the "Display settings" dialog, SILKYPIX does not display a development preview when a smaller preview image than its actual size is displayed.
It provides you to reduce the memory consumption and the load of CPU when updating a preview image.
This setting is effective for the PC that has few built-in memories or a notebook PC. Please refer to '9.2.3. Preview window'.
3.2.5. Grid Display
You can display the grid on the preview image in the "Preview mode" or "Combination mode".
Selecting the menu command [View (V)]-[Display grid] turns the grid on or off.
Even when the grid display is OFF, the grid will be automatically displayed for a set time period while adjusting the "Rotation/Shift lens effect" category in development parameters.
Please refer to "188.8.131.52. Grid Settings" concerning settings in this function.
184.108.40.206. Moving Grid Position
On the Preview window, you can grab and move the grid by the [Ctrl] key + drag operation.220.127.116.11. Grid settings
In addition, the [Ctrl] key + left-double-clicking reset the grid to the initial position.
While displaying the grid, the "Grid settings" dialog appears.
You can configure the interval and position of the grid on the dialog, and reset the grid to the initial position, too.
3.3. Thumbnail window
You can select multiple images and perform operations on selected multiple images as a batch in the thumbnail window.
3.3.1. Selecting Multiple Images
18.104.22.168. Selecting multiple images3.3.2. Sort thumbnails
When you left-click on an image while pressing the [Ctrl] key, you can select the image keeping other image selected. If you repeat this operation, you can select multiple arbitrary images.22.214.171.124. Select all images
When you left-click on an image while pressing the [Shift] key, you can select the images together from the clicked image to other selected image.
When you press the [Ctrl] and [A] keys at the same time, or click the menu command [Edit (E)]-[Select all images], you can select all the images on the window.126.96.36.199. How to Change "Representative Image" when Multiple Images are Selected
* When the Preview Window is in Multi-preview Mode, multiple images cannot be selected.
When multiple images are selected, the selected image with a border brighter than the others is called the "Representative Image".
The image of the representative image is displayed in the Preview Window.
Please see "7.7. Operations for Multiple Selected Images" concerning the representative image.
The method for selecting / changing the representative image differs depending on the display mode and settings for "Thumbnail Scroll Direction" under display settings.
Please see "188.8.131.52.2. Thumbnail scroll direction" concerning thumbnail scroll directions under display settings.
You can change the representative image by pushing the [Left] or [Right] key.
Please note that if you push the [Up] or [Down] key that multiple image selection mode will be cancelled.
You can change the representative image by pushing the [Up] or [Down] key.The above operations are the same whether selecting images from multiple rows or multiple columns.
Please note that if you push the [Left] or [Right] key that multiple image selection mode will be cancelled.
You can specify the display order of the thumbnail.
Using the menu command [View (V)]-[Sort thumbnails] or clicking the [Sort thumbnails] button on the "Display settings" dialog.
Set rules for arranging thumbnails in the order you prefer in the "Sort thumbnails" dialog.
184.108.40.206. Control description
You can specify the order of the sorting key on this list.
The sorting key is applied in turn from top of the list.
"Ascending order" displays in order from small values to larger values, but if marked, set images are displayed first and images not set displayed after those.
"Descending order" is displayed in reverse order to "Ascending order."
And you can specify whether ascending order or descending order to each sorting key.
A list of keys that can be added as sorting keys is itemized.
When selecting one key on the list and clicking the (3) button, you can add the key to the bottom of the list of (1).
When clicking this button, the sort key selected on the (2) list will be added to the bottom of the list of (1).
When clicking this button, the sort key selected on the (1) list will be removed.
When clicking this button, the sort key selected on the (1) list will be moved upper of the list..
When clicking this button, the sort key selected on the (1) list will be moved lower of the list..
3.4. Operations for selected images
You can make marks for operating and managing images.3.4.2. Protect
By right clicking on a thumbnail or preview image, a context menu will appear, from which you can select marks and clear marks.
To clear marks from an image, right click on a thumbnail of a marked image to display a context menu.
Select "Reset all marks" to delete all set marks.
To cancel individual set marks, select a mark for deletion from the context menu.
You can set or clear marks by selecting icons located in the status bar.
A maximum of five kinds of marks can be set to a single image.
The following combinations can be set.
SILKYPIX protect is not for setting attributes of the RAW data file image for processing.3.4.3. Switching to previous / next image
SILKYPIX protect prohibits moving or deleting files and changing development parameters during SILKYPIX operations.
Protected images are displayed with in thumbnail displays and on the status bar.
To cancel the "Protect" setting, right click on the thumbnail or preview display and use the context menu, or use "Development settings" "sub-control.
If there are multiple images being operated on, click on to go to the image prior to the currently selected one or on to go to the next image.3.4.4. Rotating images
Rotate the image of the currently selected image.3.4.5. Filtering images for processing
The image is rotate left when you click on and rotate right when you click on .
You can filter images for development, such as marked images and selected images.
There are two ways you can filter images.
One method is by selecting [View (V)]-[Filter images] from the menu and designating filtering conditions from the "Filter images" dialog. The other is by moving your mouse over the icon located to the lower right of the thumbnail window and designating "Filter images" from the pop-up window.
You can filter marked images and selected images with one click in the "Filter images" pop-up window.
You can filter using more sophisticated conditions, such as images with multiple marks, in the "Filter images" dialog.
Canceling the "Filtering images" is also done from these dialogs and pop-up window.
When images for processing are filtered, "Filtering images" will be displayed in the title bar.
In "Filtering images" mode, images not filtered will temporarily be removed as subject to processing. When "Filtering images" mode is cancelled, all images will return to status as images for processing.
"Filtering images" will be automatically cancelled if a new file or folder is opened or if added and opened.
"Filtering images" will remain open if images are individually closed with the "Close selected images" function.
3.5. Arranging parameters controls and sub-controls
Parameters controls and sub-controls are located to either side of the main window, the tab page and control box. You can freely change the location such as displays in windows independent of the main window.
If you drag a floating window and adjust its position, and if another floating window is nearby, a function that automatically arranges floating windows will come into play.
Automatically grouped floating windows can be moved as a group.
Changes to display methods are performed through the context menu displayed by clicking at the upper right of each sub-control.
Please see "0.1.7. How to Locate Controls" concerning context menus.
Utilize these functions to customize the arrangement of windows and make your work easier.
3.5.1. Types of Locations
There are five types of location methods as follows. The method for selection location depends on the control.3.5.2. Location of Parameters controls
They are located in the Information Box on the left side of the Main Window.
The Navigator and Histogram are at the top of the Information Box, while other controls are located at the bottom.
They are located in the Information Box on the right side of the Main Window.
The Navigator and Histogram are at the top of the Information box, while other controls are located at the bottom.
They are displayed as a window independent from the Main Window.
Sub-controls that can be displayed at all times may be located in a "Control Box".
Multiple sub-controls can be located in a "Control Box".
By selecting from icons and menus under "Parameters controls", sub-controls located in a "Control Box" can be scrolled to until their location is visible.
Sub-controls displayed as Category Selection Icons can be displayed in the "Tab Page".
Only one sub-control can be displayed on the "Tab Page". You can switch the displayed control by clicking on the Category Selection Icon.
You can select from the following three types of methods for locating the "Parameters Controls".3.5.3. Location of Sub-Controls
You can select each sub-control from among five types of location methods as shown in "3.5.1. Types of Locations".
However, methods for location differ depending on the type of sub-control.
Please see "4.1.2. Tastes/Parameters" for the default location of each sub-control.
In addition to (A) Menu to change location conditions, (B) Independent operation menus for each sub-control can be displayed in this context menu.
Menu items for each sub-control displayed in the context menu are as shown below.
3.5.4. Grouping Floating Windows
220.127.116.11. "Close / Open" Controls
When sub-controls are located in the Control Box, you can choose to display only Tastes in order to effectively use the screen.
By clicking on displayed in the upper right of the sub-control, it will fold until only the Taste Selection Drop Down List is displayed.
Click on to restore the folded sub-control to its original condition.
All controls displayed as floating windows can be arranged freely, but they can also be set up together and moved collectively as a group.3.5.5. Registration and restoration of window positions
If you move the display location by dragging a floating window with the mouse, when it comes close to the side of another floating window, it will automatically be attached to the closest side.
You can set floating windows neatly by using this function.
Floating windows that have been attached together can be moved as a group.
Floating windows that have been attached together can be moved as a group.
Drag the title bar of the floating window you want to move to change the display location of the floating window.
When doing so, if you drag the left half of the title bar, all floating windows grouped together will be moved collectively.
If you drag the right half of the title bar, or if you drag while holding down the [Ctrl] key, only that floating window will be moved.
When you move the mouse over the title bar, the mouse cursor will become over the left half and over the right half.
Determine which action will take place by looking at the shape of the mouse cursor.
You can restore the location of each control by registering each control position and selecting the registered location data.
By registering the location of each control according to its purpose, you can use them while switching control locations according to usage or purpose of operations.
18.104.22.168. Register window positions
You can register the location of controls by selecting [Settings (S)]-[Register window positions] from the Menu.22.214.171.124. Restore window positions
You can restore the registered control location by selecting [Settings (S)]-[Restore window positions] from the Menu.
3.6. Turning floating window display on / off
This function turns off and restores to original status displayed sub-controls that are floating together in a group.
Temporarily turning off this display will help if many sub-controls are displayed on the screen, making the preview display and thumbnail display difficult to view.
This function is assigned to a shortcut key only ([F9] by default).
After using this function and turning a display off, if you display sub-controls through another method, you will not be able to return to the original status using this function.
3.7. Icons that show status of image
The status and designated reservations / marks for each image are shown with icons in the thumbnail display and status bar.
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