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Gallery Perspective


This perspective offers basic image gallery functionality, like previewing the images from the current folder, a presentation mode in a full screen view.


This perspective can only be activated in folder which contains images and photos in the following file formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, SVG or WEBP.

Showing the regular view of the gallery perspective
Showing the regular view of the gallery perspective

Functionalities in the toolbar

The toolbar of the gallery perspective, located on the top of the previous screenshot, offer the following functionalities:

  • Navigate to parent folder - opens the parent folder of the current folder.
  • Folder properties - opens the properties of the current folder.
  • Open previous image - opens the previous image file from the current folder.
  • Open next image - opens the next image file in the current folder.
  • Start/stops presentation mode - toggles on and off the presentation of the images in the current folder, by showing them for 3 seconds. We plan to make this duration configurable in future release.
  • Full screen mode - opens the currently selected file in full screen mode.
  • File properties - clicking this button will open the properties of the current file in the regular area for this purpose.
  • Thumbnail bar modes - clicking this button will toggle through the modes of the thumbnail bar, which are: position on the top, position on the left or hidden. This modes are respected in the full screen mode.
  • Import EXIF/IPTC - clicking on the button will open the dialog for importing EXIF/IPTC infos from your files.
  • Help - clicking on the button will open this page.

In full screen mode you can navigate through the file by using the left and right key of the keyboard. On a device with touch screen, the image can be changed with the swipe left and right gestures.

Importing EXIF/IPTC data from JPGs

Many digital cameras are embedding additional information such as geo location in the photos created by them. One common format for this meta data is EXIF. Another format for saving meta data is IPTC, it usually used for embedding keyword and description to JPGs files. The gallery perspective has ability to read and convert the following data into TagSpaces' tags:

  • EXIF geo location - Takes the latitude and longitude and converts in geo-tags in Plus Code or MGRS format
  • EXIF shooting date and time - Converts the date and time of the shooting as a date time tag
  • IPTC keywords - Imports IPTC keywords as regular tags

Dialog for importing EXIF/IPTC data from JPGs