Managing Your Images: Overview

The Image Browser is your organizational tool for managing all the photos in your account. Here, you may create galleries (groups of images) and collections (groups of galleries and other collections) with varying levels of visibility and download access. To access your Image Browser, click the Images option from the navigation bar.

The Image Browser is separated into three main sections: the Left Pane, the Center Pane, and the Right Pane. Generally speaking, the Left Pane displays your account's organizational structure, the Center Pane displays the contents of whatever you have selected (be it collection, gallery, individual image, or search results), and the Right Pane provides more details about the currently selected item.

Note: If you are unable to see the information in your Left and Right panes, your browser is most likely zoomed out. To rectify this, simply reset the zoom using either command + 0 on a Mac, or control + 0 on a PC. Alternatively, you can go up to the "View" menu in your browser, and reset the zoom there.


The Left Pane 

The Left Pane displays the organization of your entire image library. Within the Left Pane, you may:

  •  Click any gallery or collection to select it and display its contents in the Center Pane.

  •  Click the arrow next to a collection to expand its contents within the Left Pane.

  •  Move a gallery or collection to another location by dragging and dropping within the Left Pane.

The Left Pane is segmented into two main tabbed sections: Listed on Website and Unlisted on Website. If you'd like a link to your given gallery or collection to appear on your website's Gallery List page, you should ensure that it is in the Listed on Website section.

 Note: Listed on Website means that the gallery or collection is linked from your public website. However, the visibility of that gallery or collection’s content – in other words, what happens when the visitor clicks that link -- is completely up to you. Similarly, if a gallery or collection is Unlisted, its contents still may be viewable to anyone with the link. It all depends on how you configure the visibility of the gallery or collection, which you can learn more about here.

At the top of the Left Pane, also note two search tools: "find gallery/collection by name," which searches for your items by text match, and the Image Search link, which reloads the Left Pane with a set of search filters that you can use to find the images you need.

In the footer of the Left Pane, you'll find the Deleted Images section, to which you may drag any collection, gallery, or image you want to delete. Note that all images will be stored here for recovery if needed (you may access these images by clicking the Deleted Images text link), but you cannot recover galleries and collections once they've been deleted (only the images inside them). 


The Center Pane

The Center Pane displays the contents of your current selection. If you've selected a collection, you'll see its galleries and nested collections here; if you've selected a gallery, you'll see its images. From a gallery or search results, you may double-click any thumbnail to view the full-sized image in the Center Pane.

Across the top of the Center Pane, you'll see a row of tools you may use to work with your content. You may:

  • Perform batch or single actions (use the Select All / None text links as a shortcut).

  • Sort your content. The sort order you choose here will be reflected on your public website.

At the bottom of the Center Pane, you may control the display of the content you see here:

  • Choose between thumbnail or list view.

  • If thumbnail mode is enabled, toggle between the large and small thumbnail size.

  • When viewing a single image, you may rotate the orientation and click through to the next or previous image in the sequence.

Note the iconography used for the thumbnails: For images, you can quickly see if they're priced, searchable, or hidden from public view; for galleries and collections, you'll see a visual indication of the item type (gallery vs. collection) and its visibility (Everyone, Those with permission, or No one but me).

You may also upload images into any given selected gallery by dragging and dropping files into the Center Pane.


The Right Pane 

The Right Pane shows file information, data, and available actions for your current selection. You may use the plus and minus toggles to the right of each section to expand or collapse the section's information.

For a gallery, you'll see the following info (from top to bottom): the cover photo for your gallery (drag an image to that area in order to set or edit), the name of the gallery, the gallery's URL, the upload button to add more images into the selected gallery, Gallery Action buttons, the visibility and download permissions, the description for the gallery, the option to share the gallery with a client for proofing purposes (client proofing tool), the details of the gallery (including the option to disable watermarks), and a clickable list of collections in which the gallery may be contained.

For a collection, you'll see the following info (from top to bottom): the cover photo for your collection (drag an image to that area in order to set or edit), the name of the collection, the collection's URL, Collection Action buttons, the visibility and download permissions, the description for the collection, and the details of the collection.

For an image, you'll see the following info (from top to bottom): the name of the file, the image's URL, Quick Actions buttons, a star rating system (consistent with ratings you may have added in another photo application), basic info for the file, the IPTC metadata, EXIF data, comments that have been left for this image in a gallery (Classic Websites Platform only!), stats, and a clickable list of the gallery or galleries in which it's contained.

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