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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: Overview to Showfoto Left Sidebar 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, image, editor, showfoto, left, sidebar, folders, stack, bookmark, favorite 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _showfoto_leftsidebar: 0012 0013 Left Sidebar 0014 ============ 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 Left sidebar is the main difference in Showfoto user interface compared to digiKam Image Editor. As Showfoto does not provide advanced functionalities about Digital Asset Management as digiKam, at least **Folders** and **Stack** give to the user the essential capabilities to explore, reference, and access quickly to the preferred contents from the computer. All the settings adjusted in left sidebar are saved and restored between Showfoto sessions. 0019 0020 .. _showfoto_folderstab: 0021 0022 Folders Tab 0023 ----------- 0024 0025 The **Folders** tab is a complete view to handle your system directory hierarchies, as a desktop file-manager. 0026 0027 .. figure:: images/showfoto_folders_tab.webp 0028 :alt: 0029 :align: center 0030 0031 The Showfoto Stand-Alone Editor Folders Tab from Left Sidebar 0032 0033 It divided in three views from the top to the bottom: 0034 0035 - The **Navigation settings** view providing: 0036 0037 - A **tools-bar** on the top to navigate on the directories hierarchies, return to your personal folder, adjust the thumbnails size, and two buttons to access to advanced settings and manage the current folder contents with the **Stack** and Slideshow tools. 0038 0039 - An editable combo-box showing the **current directory path** and the history of previous places visited from this tab. 0040 0041 - A combo-box where you can apply a **type-mime filter** to restrict the thumbnails list to the desired file formats. 0042 0043 - The **Thumbnails list** where you can show the image files properties from the current selected folder set in directory combo-box behind. With the tools-bar on the top and with the context menu, you can adjust the flat list settings and assign content to the **Places** or to the **Stack**. Double clicking on a item from the list load the contents to the canvas. 0044 0045 .. figure:: images/showfoto_places_view.webp 0046 :alt: 0047 :align: center 0048 0049 The Showfoto Places and Bookmarks View 0050 0051 - The preferred **Bookmarks** and **Usual Places**. This view is optional and can be disabled in the settings available from thumbnails list context menu or in tools-bar on the top. **Bookmarks** references your preferred places that you can register when navigating on the folder hierarchies. **Bookmark** properties includes a **Path**, an **Icon**, and a **Title**. These properties can be modified later as you wish. The **Usual Places** is a read-only group to give a quick access to the standard folders from your personal directory. 0052 0053 .. figure:: images/showfoto_new_bookmark.webp 0054 :alt: 0055 :align: center 0056 0057 The Showfoto Dialog to Register a New Bookmark 0058 0059 .. note:: 0060 0061 The layout between the **Thumbnails list** and the **Places view** can be adjusted vertically with the splitter adjustment. 0062 0063 .. _showfoto_stacktab: 0064 0065 Stack Tab 0066 --------- 0067 0068 The **Stack** tab is a helper view to catalog your preferred pictures grouped in a same container. Pictures can be hosted in different folders if necessary. This give a quick access to your best contents that you can slide or share easily. 0069 0070 .. figure:: images/showfoto_stack_tab.webp 0071 :alt: 0072 :align: center 0073 0074 The Showfoto Stand-Alone Editor Stack Tab from Left Sidebar 0075 0076 It divided in two views from the top to the bottom: 0077 0078 - The **Thumbnails list** showing the current stack contents. You can access to the lead features from this view by the context menu available by a right click button of the mouse. Stack contents can be tuned with this context menu, or from the **Folders** tab. When you are agreed with the stacked items on the list, you can register the container as a **Favorite**. 0079 0080 .. figure:: images/showfoto_favorites_view.webp 0081 :alt: 0082 :align: center 0083 0084 The Showfoto Favorites View 0085 0086 - The **Favorites** tree-view is a list of the preferred stacks classified using a hierarchy (similar than Tags in digiKam). This hierarchy can host nested **Favorite folders** to host your stacks (**Favorite item**). You can edit stack properties which includes **Name**, **Type**, **Description**, **Creation Date**, **Icon**, and the list of **Stacked items**. Double clicking on a item from the hierarchy plugs the stack contents to the thumbnails list on the top. If any, the last opened file from the stack is loaded in the canvas else the first from the list. 0087 0088 .. figure:: images/showfoto_edit_favorite.webp 0089 :alt: 0090 :align: center 0091 0092 The Showfoto Dialog to Edit Favorite Properties 0093 0094 .. note:: 0095 0096 The layout between the **Thumbnails list** and the **Favorites view** can be adjusted vertically with the splitter adjustment.