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Albums are only links to directories (folders) on your disk, stored as shortcuts in the Organizer under "Local Albums". A linked directory usually contains original photos and subfolders with photos.




Albums can be exported to HTML, including subfolders.


Albums can be described in the Organizer.


All photos found in an album are immediately added to the database, and can be searched (option Immediately add files to database when opening a directory). The photos in other directories are added on-the-fly, as they are viewed. Read the View Options topic for an alternative.


Albums are shortcuts to directories. Catalogs contain shortcuts to images.


Tutorial: Create new album


Take a few minutes to learn the basics about Albums by following the steps below:




1.Open an Explorer window and browse to a folder containing images
2.Select the menuitem Organize > New album
3.Enter an album description in the dialog and press OK
4.A new album shortcut (linkfile) is added to the Organizer\Local Albums folder, and all images inside the current folder (and subfolders, if checked) are added to the database.


Are my images stored in the database?



Once you have created the album shortcut, the corresponding folder turns green. You can have albums within albums.


In the example to the left we have an album "2002" containing all images of 2002 and below that another album containing only the "Marokko" vacation.



In the Explorer window showing the "Marokko" vacation images, you can now exclude images from the album. If you are in Detailsview or Iconview, you can edit the checkboxes - in Imageview and Thumbsview you can choose Exclude Image with the Right Mouse contextmenu.


If an image is excluded, it is "fenced" out, and won't appear in exported web albums.



Before you actually export your album to the web, you might edit the album description. This description is shown in the HTML startpage of the exported album.


To edit the description, choose the menuitem Organize > Edit Album and select the Album Info tab. At the bottom you can add own user fields, like "Camera" and "Location".


You can also edit the album description inside the Organizer, by pressing F2 on the album linkfile.




icon_tip Related topics


What's the difference between albums and catalogs?
Custom sorting
View Options for immediate generation of thumbs





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