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Critters

Selecting Critters from the Sidebar lets you view and edit your Critters.

The Critters View

As with other screens,you can toggle between a Thumbnail or Table view of your critters, by toggling the Toolbar view option.

Adding Critters

To create a Critter, use one of the following methods:

  1. Choose File > New Item from the Menu.
  2. Use the New Item shortcut, N.

In the Thumbnail view you can also click the "+" button.

Editing Critters

Double-clicking on any Critter in the Thumbnail or Table view lets you inspect and edit the Critter. In the table view, you can also use the Critter Inspector shortcut, I. This lets you edit the various details of a Critter, set a specific image, and even view a distribution map of the locations you have spotted it.

Identifying Critters

There are two main ways to tag and identify Critters.

Associating With A Dive

The first is to associate a Critter with a dive. You can do this by selecting any dive in the Notes tab of the Dive Inspector. Start typing a Critter and it will autocomplete if it's an existing one, or if you are adding something new, it will be created for you.

Associating With A Photo

The most fun way to identify Critters is to tag them in photos. You can do this by going to the Photos tab of the Dive Inspector, and right-clicking on any photo. This will give you the option to Identify Critters. Seleting it shows you the Critter Picker. Simply click on any Critter to add it to the photo, or remove it. You can also filter the critters to make it easier to find the one you are looking for.

Identified Critters

Once Critters have been identified, their name will be displayed in various places. For example, as a title when you click on images that have been added to a dive, and in the Dive Photos CoverFlow view.


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