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View Options

There are five view options for displaying assets in Canto (left to right):

How to change your view option temporarily

  1. With no asset selected you can find the different view options in the toolbar above you assets.
  2. Click on any option and your view will change accordingly.
  3. Different thumbnail sizes can be selected when using the thumbnail view, masonry grid view, curated view or the geo view.

  4. The sorting options can be changed:
    •  in list view by clicking the individual headings
    • in thumbnail view and masonry grid view by clicking Sort by Name

How to change your default view option

  1. As an admin navigate to Settings > Configuration Options > Defaults.
  2. Set your preference under Default Thumbnail Size and Default Content Layout.

    Find more information about the Default settings here.

List view

Assets are displayed as a list which allows you to see a set of metadata next to the assets.

As an admin you can add Custom Fields to the list view.

  1. Go to Settings > Configuration Options > Defaults > List View.
  2. Check the box next to a custom field to add it to list view.
  3. Save to apply your changes.

Note: The changed configuration applies to all users who log in from now on.
Find more information about the Default settings here

You can also change the filenames quickly in this view.

Thumbnail view

Assets are displayed as squared thumbnails.

You can change the size of the thumbnails by clicking the different sized squares.

Note: When in thumbnail view, images may appear blurry as the preview may be stretched to fit a 1x1 preview. We suggest using masonry view (see below) which is designed to maintain the original file aspect ratio.

Masonry Grid view

Assets are displayed as thumbnails with an indication of their orientation. For example, portrait photos will appear vertically while photos in landscape orientation will appear horizontally.

You can change the size of the thumbnails by clicking the different sized squares.

Curated view

Display files by personalizing and organizing content in any album. Add context by giving album content a title and subtitle and also break it down into different sections if you wish.
The curated view works with both the thumbnail view and the masonry view.
For further information head over to this article.

Geo view

Geo View is a view that allows photos or videos with GPS coordinates within the metadata to be pinned to the corresponding location on a world map. 

Note: This view does not function as a filter.

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