Viewing multiple images at a time

Along with viewing images one at a time, you can switch to index or thumbnails view, which enables you to display 4, 9, 25, or 100 thumbnails at a time. You also can display thumbnails in calendar view, which groups images by date recorded. (Details about calendar view await in the next section.)

By default, however, only the 25-thumbnails view, as shown in Figure 4-4, and calendar view are enabled. To specify which thumbnail displays you Figure 4-4: You can view up multiple want to use, head for Custom Menu thumbnails at a time. D. Choose the Info Setting option and press OK. You then see the screen shown on the left in Figure 4-5. Highlight the Thumbnails Setting option (the little grid represents thumbnails) and press OK again to bring up the second screen in the figure. Turn the views you want to use to On and set the others to Off. Press OK to exit the menu.

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After setting your thumbnail preferences, use these techniques to switch from single-image view to thumbnails view and navigate your photos:

✓ Display thumbnails. Press the Fn button, labeled in Figure 4-3 and shown in the margin, to cycle from single-picture view to thumbnails view. (Again, the icon on the button face looks a little like a batch of tiny thumbnails — well, if you squint and use your imagination, anyway.)

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✓ Increase the number of thumbnails. Each time you press the Fn button, you increase the number of thumbnails, assuming that you enabled more than one thumbnails view. After you reach the final thumbnails view, another press of the button shifts the screen to calendar view.

✓ Display fewer thumbnails. From any thumbnail screen (except calendar view), you can reduce the number of images by pressing the Zoom button, also labeled in Figure 4-3. Each press takes you one step down the thumbnail-count ladder. (In calendar view, pressing the Zoom button displays the selected image in full-frame view; again, see the next section for details.)

✓ Return to full-frame view. Just keep pressing the Zoom button to cycle from thumbnails view to single-frame view. How many presses this takes depends on how many thumbnails views you enabled.

✓ Scroll the display. Press the up- or down-arrow keys.

✓ Select an image. To perform certain playback functions, such as deleting a photo or protecting it, you first need to select an image. A yellow box surrounds the currently selected image. For example in Figure 4-4, the upper-right photo is selected. To select a different image, just use the arrow keys to move the highlight box over the image.

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