The Showfoto Handbook
188.8.131.52 Tag Tree
The tag view shows an adaptive ﬁlter tag search box, the tag tree and a combo-box containing
the tags previously applied in this Showfoto session.
The tag tree will be adapted dynamically as a function of the search word as you type into the
box. So it is easy to quickly reduce the number of possibilities when searching for a tag. Of
course, this feature is only useful if you have many tags.
The combo-box at the bottom is another ergonomic feature for easy tagging of an image series.
As you apply different tags they will be memorized in this box for quick access.
Otherwise tags are simply applied by checking the respective boxes in the tree. All tags of an
image are transcribed into the IPTC ’keyword’ data ﬁeld.
In case you have selected a number of images in the main view and you check a tag in the tag tree,
this one is only applied to the highlighted image, and not to the whole selection. If you want to tag
selections, refer to theTagﬁlterssection.
2.1.7 Tag Filters
The tag ﬁlter sidebar is used to modify the set of images displayed in the main window view.
Normally one uses the left sidebar with its Album, Date, Tags and Searches view. When addi-
tionally one or more tags on right sidebar tag ﬁlter is checked, only the cross-section of these two
selections will be displayed. All created tags are available.
To give an example, suppose you have a tag called ’public’ which tags all images except your
private ones. Then you can check this ’public’ tag in the right sidebar to hide the private images
(all those not having ’public’ tag). Whatever view mode you chose from the left sidebar, ’public’
only image will be displayed. Another typical example is the selection of a subset of tags in a
hierarchical tree. Suppose you want to display ’red’ and ’green’ from a tag tree containing 7
different colors as sub-tags. Simply click on the ’color’ tag of the main view and check ’red’ and
’green’ from the right sidebar.
Another use is drag-and-drop tagging. Lets say you selected in the main view a number of images
to tag them. If the tag already exists, simply drag it fromthe right sidebar onto the selection (any
one of the highlighted images). A dialog will pop-up and ask if this tag should be applied.