Maybe this is possible, I just don’t know how. Say I have a selected (left panel) folder with 10 subfolders, each with 3 subfolders. Is there a way I can have one consolidated (i.e., flat) icon view of all files (as opposed to, in icon view) seeing a bunch of folders?
Or if it’s only needed once:
- Perform a toolbar search for
- Set the scope to the top level group
- Switch to icon view
Thanks Pete and Christian, but I am getting zero results with either - attaching what I am doing
If you’re looking for groups, it should be kind:group.
Thanks Jim, actually I might not have been clear - what I am trying to do, is, if I select a parent folder with one or more levels of subfolders, is there a way I can flatten the contents, and see all thumbnails of all images together?
As an example, in Adobe Lightroom, in grid view (showing thumbnails) if I select a parent folder, in the grid to the right I can see all images in all folders consolidated in a flat view. So if I am looking for an image of which I don’t really recall any metadata, I can scroll and visually try to find it, and then I know which folder it is.
Actually, I’m confused - why is this (image attached) smart group not showing any results?
In fact, any smart group that I am creating now, won’t show images that are INSIDE any folders.?? - only at “root” level of the scope
Jim, 2 things:
- You are the most logical guy I know. Kudos.
- I am probably the stupidest.
Your first question (I am really embarrassed) made me go check, and, OF COURSE, these are png that I CONVERTED to pdf…
Sigh. All working now. Also Christian and pete31, my apologies.
I converted them to pdf so I could search inside the images. And forgot. I am my worst enemy
No worries, thanks , and not at all!
Sometimes you’re just too close to a problem to see the (potential) solution. I’m at a distance from it.
I am fortunate to have you
And DevonThink and the entire team. You are the reason I am still on a Mac.