Create Collection

Collection Types
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Pixave offers Collections which fall into 3 main categories with the following uses:

  • Library (System Collection)
    • All: View all images currently in use in the Pixave library.
    • Tags: View all images with tags.
    • Colors: View all images with Colors
    • Recent: View images imported in the past few days (the time setting can be adjusted in  Preferences > General).
    • Trash: View all images to delete
  • Collections (System Collection)
    • Screen: View imported images classified as screen captures.
    • Phone: View imported images with resolutions similar to a range of Smartphone resolutions.
    • Tablet: View imported images with resolutions similar to a range of Tablet resolutions.
    • Web: View imported images classified as Web captures.
    • Icon: View imported Apple ICNS and ICO images.
    • Button: View imported images designated “Button” by the user.
    • Interface: View imported images designated “Interface” by the user.
    • Animated GIF: View imported Animated GIFs.
    • Wallpaper:  View imported images with resolutions similar to a range of desktop and laptop resolutions.
    • Movie: View imported all videos
    • PDF: View imported PDFs.
    • Watch: View imported images with resolutions similar to range of Apple Watch resolutions
    • Fonts: View imported all fonts
    • Documents: View imported documents. (ex: Pages, Numbers, Keynote and more…)
  • Your Collections (User-defined Collection)
    • In Your Collections the user’s own Collections, Folders, and Smart Collections are displayed.

What is a collection?

The Collection is your primary media holder. It has a unique, privileged relationship with media. Every media must be in a Collection.

What is a smart Collection?

A smart collection is virtual-media collection that automatically updates itself according to a set of criteria you define. The benefit to smart collection is they allow you to quickly access specific groups of media that are not worth putting into a separate collection.

What is a folder?

Pixave provides Folders to aid you. Folder hold groups of Collection, Smart Collection and other folder. Folders cannot contain media which are not in a Collection or Smart Collection.

Create a Collection

  1. Click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click”.4136D03B-638E-4707-B1BF-ACD599A90B92
  2. Click on “New Collection”.
  3. Type a name for the Collection.

Edit a Collection

  1. Select the Collection to edit.
  2. Click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click” the item, then select “Rename XXX”. (Or Press the “Return” key).
  3. Type a name for the Collection.

Create a Smart Collection

  1. Click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click”.
  2. Click on “New Smart Collection”.
  3. The window pictured below, to specify the Smart Collection parameters, is displayed.F479CE98CD2FDAAACAF23DCC767F8E5B
  4. Type the name of the Smart Collection to create.
  5. Select the Smart Collection settings. (“ Any” is selected by default)
  6. Add desired parameters.
  7. Once everything has been specified click the “Save” button.

Edit a Smart Collection

  1. Select a Smart Collection to edit.
  2. Click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click” the item, then select “Edit XXX”. (If you want to edit the name of a smart collection, Press  the “Return” key, then type a name for the smart collection)
  3. When the selected name of the Collection is inverted type in the name of the desired Collection and press the “Return” key.

Create a Folder

  1. Click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click”.
  2. Click on “New Folder”.
  3. Type a name for the folder.

Edit a Folder

  1. Select a folder to edit.
  2. Click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click” the item, then select “Rename XXX”. (Or Press “Return” key.)
  3. Type a name for the folder.

Move a Collection, Smart Collection, or Folder by dragging

  1. Select a Collection, Smart Collection, or Folder to move.
  2. Drag into the desired folder.

The Collection Label color

  1. Select a Collection, Smart Collection, or Folder.
  2. Right mouse-click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click” the item in the sidebar.175132D6660B1952F999FEBB59598255
  3. Select the desired label color.

Delete a Collection or Folder

  1. Select a Collection, Smart Collection, or Folder.
  2. Right mouse-click the button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen or “Control-click” the item, then select “Delete”.

Note: when deleting a Folder, any Collections and their images within the folder are also deleted.