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Selecting images during a slide show


This how-to explains how you can use slide shows to make image selections.

Selecting images during a slide show

During the slide show, you can select images. Press Spacebar on the keyboard to select the image that you are currently viewing. The selection is illustrated by a frame around the image.

By using this functionality you can select the images that you would like to keep. One approach could be to start the slide show with all images (Ctrl+A on Windows / Command–A on the Mac to select all images and click on the Slideshow button to start the slide show) and then press Spacebar to select each image that you think you might want to keep.

If you select to Continue from start with new selection you can go through the images once more, but now you will only see the images that you wanted to keep in the first round. No images are now selected. You can once more make an image selection and remove images that you don’t want to keep.

When you are happy with all your images, you should select the End slide show, keep new selection. The slide show ends and the images that you chose to keep are still selected.

Note that the functionality is a little different for the Mac version of FotoStation. 

If you choose Yes, the images you selected during the slide show will stay selected after the slide show is over. If you don’t want to keep the new selection, choose No.

You can view only the selected files by selecting Selection and then  Show Selected. (You can use the shortcut keys Shift+ Ctrl + I for Windows / Cmd + Shift + I for Mac). Then, only the selected files will show up in the image window.

You can now move these files to a specific folder or edit the images using the Edit function. Alternatively, if you would like to keep the selected images and delete the other images, select the Invert selection option from the menu (or use the shortcut Shift+Ctrl+I in Windows / Shift–Command–I on the Mac). Select Delete (Move to trash on the Mac) from the Edit menu or simply press the Delete key (Command–Backspace on the Mac). The operation works as it would if you deleted the file directly from Windows Explorer or the Mac Finder, i.e. if the file you deleted was on a local disk it is placed in the system Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac). If the file was on a server (this will typically happen when you work with an Index Manager archive), then the file is deleted immediately and can’t be recovered. 

If you are working within a Project side panel, the files are removed from the project and not from your computer. To delete the files from your computer, select the Delete files permanently checkbox in the window that appears.