Pictures can be photos or images from the web. You can drag & drop most graphic format files onto the Picture Window and it will display them. You can also drag & drop an image directly from a web page. The Picture window displays the image and the Picture list contains the list of all the images.
Select "Picture Window" (⌘B) from the "Pictures" menu, or click the "Pictures" button ("palm tree on island" icon) just right of the marquee on the main window, to open this window (click again to close). Double-click on the picture to show the list of pictures. Double-click again to hide the list.
Note that, just like the "Moods and Themes" lists, when a picture is visible you can "Right/Control-click" it to bring up a contextual menu of useful items.
New picture names are derived from the original names of the files you drop onto the window. If you dragged images from another window (like from a browser), it will have the name "Scenex" (where "x" is a number). You can change that name to something more memorable by bringing up the Picture "List" (see below).
During a resizing of the Picture window, the image's ratio of width to height (aspect ratio) is preserved. This may result in areas of the window that are not covered by the Picture. If you'd like the Picture to fill the window, you have two choices:
- You could turn off "Keep picture's aspect ratio" and the image will stretch to fill the window.
- You could turn on "Auto size Picture window" and the window will stretch to fit the image.
When you add a picture, that image is copied (as a jpeg file) to the "SonicMood/Scenes" folder inside your "Application Support" folder. You may move the originals or delete them and SonicMood will still be able to display the picture.
Double-clicking on the image in the window, selecting "Picture List" (⌥B) from the "Pictures" menu, or clicking on the "Picture List" button will cause a list to appear under the Picture. This is the list of pictures, each with a checkbox. If "Close window on double-click" is checked, then just double-click on the name of the picture you want to show to close the list and display your selection.
Double-click on a row to display that picture. An arrow pointer indicates the picture currently displayed. If "double-click to select pic, then hide list" is checked then the list will disappear, giving more room for the picture.
You can edit/change the name of any picture in the list using the standard "select-pause-click" technique. The name should become editable (if not, repeat). Now you can edit the name or type a new one. Press "return" when done or click on another name in the list.
Click on the "Picture Name" header to sort the pictures by name. Click once to sort ascending. Click again to sort descending. Once sorted, the list cannot be "unsorted."
If you'd like, drag the picture rows around to reorder them in the list; it's ok to drag several rows at once. You can re-arrange the rows any way you'd like. Note that if one or more rows are moved via a drag, the column header no longer indicates that sorting is in effect.