TurboView HELP

LARGE PREVIEW WINDOWS USAGE


Here is the list of help items you can get for the Large Preview Window. Select which you want help for:
 
HOW TO OPEN UP A LARGE PREVIEW WINDOW.

MAIN TURBOVIEW WINDOW:
If you double click on the pic that is displayed in the Main TurboView's windows, then that brings up a LARGE PREVIEW Window.

FILES LIST WINDOW:
If you double click on a file or press return while a single file is HI-LITED, or double click
in the preview area, then that brings up a LARGE PREVIEW Window.

NOTES DATA BASE EDITOR WINDOW
Double click on the picture's preview window.

SEARCH FILES WINDOW
Double click on the picture's preview window.

ALBUM MANAGER
Double click on the picture's preview window.

CATALOG WINDOW
Double click on the picture's preview window.

NOTE: You can also double click on a filename where you see a list of filenames displayed. Also you can press return if the file you want shown is the hi-lited one in the list.

HINT:
Sometimes it's nice to load up a bunch of ANIMATED GIF files to see which one you want to use for a particular purpose. Well, you can load these GIFs into the large preview windows and EACH WINDOW will be playing the GIF file. So you could have 10 GIFs all playing at the SAME time. Be careful not to get TOO many Animated GIFs open at the same time, because it will slow the system down after about 15 to 20 opened playing GIF files. IE: When picking an animated GIF MailBox for web development, I like to have the ones I want to pick from all playing so I can see which one I really want to use. Then once I have the one I want to use, I "DRAG" it into my Web page development document. Very slick!

NOTE:
Sometimes it's nice to open up a series of pics as a Large Preview Window. Instead of double-clicking on many files in the Files List Window, you can TAG the files you want and then use the PREVIEW menu and pick the "Open All Tagged Files" menu option and then all the tagged files will be opend up into Large Preview Windows. You can also use the keyboard shortcut of CTRL-F8.


PREVIEWS MENU OPTIONS

The main TurboView window and the Files List Window both have a menu item called "Previews". These are the sub-menu items found in the Previews menu.
 

DISPLAY NEXT PREVIEW
This brings up the next preview window if more than one in opened up.

HIDE ALL PREVIEWS
This minimizes all the preview windows.

SHOW ALL PREVIEWS
This shows all the preview windows on the screen.

TILE ALL PREVIEWS
This takes all the preview windows and then TILES them onto your screen.

REMOVE ALL PREVIEWS
This closes out ALL the preview windows. This is like clicking on the "X" in the upper right hand corner to close out each one.

OPEN ALL TAGGED FILES
This opens all tagged files into Large Preview Windows.
 

If you have at least ONE open Large Preview Window, then you will see these in a list below the other menu items. If you click on one of these files then that particular preview window will be brought up.


PREVIEW WINDOWS OPERATIONS

TurboView has the ability to open up many LARGE PREVIEW windows. These can be used to compare several files on the screen at once, etc...

These preview windows can all do the following things:
 


GLOBAL Keyboard Shortcuts

There are several GLOBAL function keys that can be used to control these Large Preview Windows. These functions can only be used if the current active application is TurboView.

CTRL-F9 <SHOW NEXT>
If you have many Preview windows open, this brings up the NEXT preview window to the top of your desktop. So, if it was hidden, it would be brought into view.

CTRL-F10 <MINIMIZE>
If you have a bunch of these preview windows all over your screen and you want to clean up your desktop, this function key will minimize all of the preview windows at once. You can use CTRL-F11 to get them all back.

CTRL-F11 <RESTORE>
This is bring up all preview windows into view in the SAME location in which they were before minimizing them.

CTRL-F12 <TILED>
This function will TILE all the preview windows. So, if you had 9 preview windows open, this would make you screen look like a TIC-TAC-TOE board of nine squares. This is pretty cool.

CTRL-F8 <Open All Tagged Files>
This opens all tagged files into Large Preview Windows

CTRL-T <Next Tagged>
This loads the current preview window with the next tagged file in the files list.

CTRL-U <Next UnTagged>
This loads the current preview window with the next UNtagged file from the files list.

NOTE: If you have a lot of preview windows open and you want to bring a SPECIFIC one into view, then you may not want to use the CTRL-F9, because you may have to press it many times before the correct image is displayed. In this case you can use the "PREVIEWS" menu pull down and pick the filename that you want to have displayed.


STRETCHABLE & SCROLLABLE View Modes

In stretchable mode, the image is resized to fit into the current size of the Large Preview window. If you switch to scrollable mode, then the image is seen in actual size. If the Large Preview window is smaller than the actual image, then you will see scroll bars to move around inside the image.

SMART VIEW: When you double-click on a spot in a stretchable view, then the spot you clicked on is CENTERED when the mode is switched to scrollable view. This is SMART so that you don't have to scroll to get to see what you want to see :)


SMOOTHING Methods

This allows you to set the SMOOTHING mode of the Large Preview window. Basically you have 3 options to pick from. These options are the same options used to control the smoothing mode in the Files List Window.

For more info on smoothing, click here.

NOTE: The smoothing method selected when you open a Large Preview window is the current smoothing mode of TurboView. Also as you navigate forwards and backwards thru the files list with the Large Preview window menu items, the current smoothing mode of the current Large Preview window will be used for the next image you see in the Large Preview window.