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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Organizing Your Gallery
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Like many other Windows programs, Windows Photo Gallery has a Search box. You
can use the Search box to quickly search for pictures and videos. The Search feature
matches complete or partial words in the media information associated with pic-
tures and videos. This allows you to search on filename, tags, and other information
associated with pictures and videos.
You can search your media by completing the following steps:
1. Click in the Search box.
2. Type your search text.
Windows Photo Gallery returns matches as you type. Click the Clear button to clear
the search results.
Organizing Your Gallery
Microsoft designed Windows Photo Gallery to help you create and organize a pic-
ture and video gallery. Your gallery automatically contains pictures in your personal
Pictures folder, videos in your personal Videos folder, shared pictures in your com-
puter’s Public Pictures folder, and shared videos in your computer’s Public Videos
folder. Your gallery can also include other folders that you’ve added as well as pic-
tures and videos from cameras. Within your gallery, your pictures and videos are
grouped and sorted automatically so that you can browse them by tags, date taken,
ratings, folders, and more.
Grouping and Sorting Your Gallery
The work area of Windows Photo Gallery includes the Choose a Thumbnail View
button. You can use the Choose a Thumbnail View button to display the view and
grouping options shown in Figure 9-4. You also have a number of Group By and Sort
By options.
Figure 9-4. Options for viewing and grouping thumbnails
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Chapter 9: Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
Group By options, shown in Figure 9-5, control how Windows Photo Gallery groups
related sets of pictures and videos in the All Pictures, All Pictures
Pictures, All Pic-
tures
Videos, and any other views you select. By default, pictures and videos are
automatically grouped, which typically means they’re grouped by month and year
taken if your gallery includes media taken over several years, or day and month taken
if your gallery includes media taken only in a particular year. The grouping options are
similar to those you can select by browsing the Navigation Pane. You can group pic-
tures and videos by date taken, month taken, year taken, rating, tag, and folder. Addi-
tional options not in the Navigation Pane include file size, image size, and camera.
If you select Group By
None, you’ll get one long list of pictures and videos, which
by default is sorted by date taken. By default, groups are organized in ascending
order, which means that with time-related groupings the newest groups are listed
first. You can also organize groups in descending order, which means that with time-
related groupings the oldest groups are listed first.
Sort By options, shown in Figure 9-6, control how Windows Photo Gallery sorts pic-
tures and videos within grouped sets. By default, pictures and videos are sorted in
ascending order according to the date taken. You can also sort within groups by date
modified, file size, image size, rating, caption, and filename.
Figure 9-5. Grouping options

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