Playlists

What can be done with playlists

Working with playlists is key to getting the most out of the Inzomia image viewer. Playlists let you organize photos on your computer without the need for a database or to move them into a special folder.

Use playlists to create collections of your favorite images, to get an overview of image folders or to select a few images from many.

Playlists are also used to create slideshows.

Creating a playlist

Create a new playlist by:

Playing a slideshow

Your playlist can always be played as a slideshow. Activate the image window and move the cursor toward the top of the window to view the image window toolbar. In the middle of the toolbar you have the buttons to control the slideshow. If you press the playbutton the slideshow will start from the first image in the playlist. Skip to the next or previous image with the next/previous buttons or use a shortcut. When a slideshow is playing you can also jump around in the playlist by double-clicking thumbnails in the playlist window. If you click the pause button the playlist will pause at the current image and continue when you press pause again. If you press stop the slideshow will stop and start from the first image when you press play again.

A slideshow can be saved as a small playlist, as a zipped playlist or as a self running exe slideshow which can be distributed for free to people who don’t own the Inzomia viewer.

Picking a few images from many

When you want to select a few images from a large image collection the lock function is a good tool to use. Find the thumbnails for the images you want to keep and select lock from the context menu. The locked images will get a small lock icon to indicate that the image is locked. The next step is to click the clear button to remove all images from the playlist except the locked images. Use this technique to search through large image collections to find the images you need. Add complete folders to the playlist to quickly scan for the image you search and switch between the playlist layout to see many thumbnails at the same time and the image layout to examine images.

When you are finished you can save the selected images to a new folder. If you also save a playlist with the images it will be easy to find the folder you picked the images from by using the “open folder” command from the context menu on a thumbnail.

Saving a playlist

When clicking the save button you will be prompted with a dialog to select the format to save in.
Save playlist only saves the playlist for use on the computer it was created on. The playlist uses absolute paths so the playlist file may be moved to another location as long as it is on the same computer as the images. The playlist file will be very small.
Save playlist with images saves the playlist together with all the images in the playlist. The stored zip file may be moved to another computer or for example burned on a CD. The playlist file will be large.
Create a stand-alone slideshow will save the playlist, image and a fullscreen viewer so that the slideshow will be played when the file is double clicked. This playlist can be used on computers that do not have the viewer installed.
Copy all images to a folder. does not save the playlist but copies all images in the playlist to a folder. This is useful for example if you want to save grabbed images.

Printing images

Printing an image is done by right clicking the image thumbnail in the playlist window. Printing is done in the same way as if you right clicked a .htm file (showing your image) in the windows explorer and select "print". If you have trouble getting the print function to work check if you can print by right clicking a .htm file from the windows explorer.