After configuring your page sizes on the Settings tab, move to the Photos tab to associate a collection of photos to your project.
The photo collection assigned to your project stays attached to it between editing sessions. Work on the project, save it, close it, then reopen it - the images will still be available to continue adding to your pages.
The photo collection displays the status of images used on your pages. It allows you to sort photos by rating, file name or date, which is useful when using certain auto-tools to build your album.
Adding photos to your project's collection
To locate your photos on your computer, use the folder navigation tool on the left side of the screen. Select a folder to display your images in preview.
If you've added a new folder or additional images since launching Memento, click on the refresh icon to reindex your folders.
The top preview window displays the photos in the currently selected folder. These have not yet been added to your project's collection.
Change the size of the image thumbnails to suit your needs using the slider at the top right-corner.
Turn on High-Res Thumbnails to improve the quality of the images in preview. This will increase the time required to (re)draw image previews.
Click on the expand icon for a larger individual preview of the image.
File information display options
Click on the Menu icon to show or hide file names, or show/hide ratings. (Ratings are added to your images from your image editing software, such as Lightroom.)
Sort your images by File date/time, File name (alphabetical) or by Rating (as added in your image editing software).
Adding images to the collection
Add images to your collection so they can be used on your project in the Editor. To add an entire folder's work on images, choose Select All over the top preview area. Click Add to place the images in the lower collection pane.
To add images individually, hover over them, one at a time. Click on the + sign in the middle of the image thumbnail. to transfer the photo to the lower collection pane.
To add images from another folder, simply navigate to the folder on the top left pane, then add the new images to your collection. You can return to Photos tab to add images as required any time during the Editing process.
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The Photo Collection pane
The images associated with your project are displayed in the collection pane on the Photo tab, the Book Editor, the Page Editor and the Cover Editor. Change the size of the preview images by adjusting the Thumbnails slider, as described above, or choose to resize the thumbnails to fit the view.
The size of the photo collection pane is adjustable. Hover over the border of the pane and the are above it, then click down and drag to increase or decrease the height of the pane.
Sorting images in the collection pane
The collection pane can be sorted by date/time, file name, or by rating, as described above. Click on the Menu icon to show or hide file names and ratings under the images.
By default, images that have been used in your project will not be displayed in the collection pane, to allow you to more easily focus on the unused images.
To show the used and unused photos in the collection, click on the Menu icon and deselect the "Hide images used in project" option.
Images that have been used once in your project will be marked with a green tab in the corner. Images used two or more times will display an orange tab.
Removing images from the collection
To remove all the images from your project's collection, choose Select all, then Remove.
To remove an individual image from the collection, hover over it in the collection and click on the - button.
Images already placed on a page of your project cannot be removed.
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