top panel

The top panel is common to all darktable views and provides access to a number of common functions.

top-panel

🔗On the left-hand-side

view
Choose which images to view in the lighttable/filmstrip, based on star rating and reject status.
sort by
Choose a property by which to sort the images.
top-panel_sort-order icon sort order
Switch the sort order (ascending / descending).

🔗On the right-hand-side

top panel_grouping icon grouping
Expand or collapse grouped images.
top panel_overlays icon thumbnail overlays
Define what information is overlaid on to thumbnails in the lighttable/filmstrip/timeline.
You can define different settings depending on the thumbnail size. See preferences > lighttable for details of how size delimiters are set.
top panel_help icon context-sensitive help
Click on this icon and then click on a control element to be directed to the appropriate online help page.
top panel_preferences icon preferences
View and amend darktable’s preferences & settings.

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