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0002    :description: Basic Operations With digiKam Image Editor
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0013 Basic Operations
0014 ================
0016 .. contents::
0018 Revert to Original Photograph
0019 -----------------------------
0021 The editing functions of the Image Editor will make changes to your photograph. None of the editing functions will change the original photograph unless you selecting :menuselection:`File --> Save` or clicking the **Save** button in the tool bar. Note that once you have saved the changed version you will not be able to recover the original photograph.
0023 You might prefer to take a copy of your photograph before you make any changes. You can use :menuselection:`File --> Save As...` to save a working copy.
0025 At any time before you save your photograph you can restore the view to the original image by selecting :menuselection:`File --> Revert` or clicking the **Revert** button on the tool bar. You will lose any changes that you have made to the photograph since it was last saved.
0027 Undoing and Redoing Actions
0028 ---------------------------
0030 Almost anything you do to an image in Image Editor can be undone and redone. You can undo the most recent action by choosing :menuselection:`Edit --> Undo`, and redo by :menuselection:`Edit --> Redo`.
0032 If these are done frequently, you really should memorize the keyboard shortcuts, :kbd:`Ctrl+Z` to undo an action, and :kbd:`Ctrl+Shift+Z` to redo an action.
0034 You have to press the left mouse button over the undo or redo icon in the tool bar and hold it down for a moment to produce a context menu. If you choose one of the menu items, all undo or  redo actions until the chosen ones are undone or redone.
0036 Moving Between Photographs
0037 --------------------------
0039 Once you have started the Image Editor you can move between photographs in the same view you started from by using the navigator buttons on the toolbar, :kbd:`PgUp`, :kbd:`PgDn` or the entries in the **File** menu. If you have made any changes to the current photograph you will be asked if you want to save them.
0041 Changing the View
0042 -----------------
0044 You can zoom in and out of a photograph using the **Ctrl-scroll** wheel, the toolbar icons or the entries in the View menu.
0046 To make a photograph fit the window use the **Zoom Autofit** button from the tool bar.
0048 :menuselection:`View --> Full Screen Mode` will display the photograph using the full screen mode. You can move back to the normal view by pressing the :kbd:`Esc` key. By default the toolbar is still displayed even in Full Screen Mode. If you would prefer that the toolbar is not displayed you can turn it off in the Configure digiKam dialog accessed from the main digiKam window, see the :ref:`Setup Image Editor Window <editor_settings>` section.
0050 Printing Images
0051 ---------------
0053 When you want to print the current image from the Image Editor, select :menuselection:`File --> Print image...` :kbd:`Ctrl+P` and you get the standard Print dialog, where you can adjust the settings before printing your photograph.
0055 .. figure:: images/editor_print_dialog.webp
0056     :alt:
0057     :align: center
0059     Standard Print Dialog from image Editor
0061 From the main window view you can print single images or whole sets of them. Entire thumbnail pages can be printed with your selection. All you need to do is selecting images the standard way and call :menuselection:`Item --> Print Creator...`. Then follow the instructions and choices to make as explained :ref:`in the section <print_creator>` from the manual.