The Files section.
command activates a dialog that
lets you load an
existing image from your hard-drive or an external medium. For
alternative, and sometimes more convenient, ways of opening files,
This browser looks like other browsers and it is mostly
self-explanatory. It has some particuliar features nevertheless.
The Location text box where you can
type a path to an image file. If you don't type any path, the
name of the selected file will be displayed. You can also type
the first letters of the name: it will be auto-completed and a list
of file names beginning with these letters will be displayed.
toggles beetwen add
and remove the
key combination has the same action as this button.
The path to the current folder is displayed. You can navigate
along this path by clicking on an element.
button: this button lets
you add a new folder in the current folder. For some strange
reason, this button is not always present and you can't remove
this new folder.
Search: this new option is not very handy.
You can't set where to search.
Recently used: no comment.
Here, you can access to your main folders and to your store
Here, you can add bookmarks to folders, by using the
Bookmarks option you get by right-clicking a folder in
the central pannel, and also remove them.
The contents of the selected folder is displayed here. Change your
current folder by double left clicking on a folder in this
panel. Select a file with a single left click. You can then open
the file you have selected by clicking on the
A double left click opens the file directly. Please note that you
can open image files only.
Right-clicking a folder name opens a context menu:
The folder context menu
The selected image is displayed in the Preview
window. If it is an image created by
GIMP, file size, resolution and image
composition are displayed below the preview window.
If your image has been modified by another program,
click on the Preview window to update it.
By clicking the
button, you add the
selected folder to bookmarks.
By clicking the
, you remove the
selected bookmark from the list.
You will generally prefer to to display the names of
All images. You can also select
All files. You can also limit yourself to
a particular type of image (GIF, JPG, PNG ...).
Determine File Type: In most cases you
don't need to pay any attention to this, because the
GIMP can determine the file type
automatically. In a few rare situations, neither the file
extension nor internal information in the file are enough to tell
GIMP the file type. If this happens,
you can set it by selecting it from the list.