by Julieanne Kost

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December 13, 2011

If you prefer to show a small, square color label in Grid view (instead of tinting the image thumbnail’s frame), uncheck the option to “Tint grid cells with label colors” and  check to “Include color label” in the Expanded Cell Extras under View > View Options (Command + J (Mac) | Control + J (Win)).


  • By Mel - 9:49 AM on December 13, 2011  

    Nice tip, Julieanne, but there is a potential ambiguity. Here’s how to avoid that:

    Quick & easy: tap G before pressing Ctrl-J.

    Slower & harder: before clicking View -> View Options*, be sure to switch to the Grid View in the Library module (click View -> Grid). Otherwise, you will get the wrong View Options dialog, or none at all.

    * Optionally, Apple users can hold down the Full Cloverleaf Interchange key (Seværdighedstegn if you are Danish) and tap J.

  • By Sven - 3:08 AM on December 14, 2011  

    In addition, you can also view the square color label in compact cell view by checking to include “Rating and color label” (mind you – it might be labelled differently as I only have a German GUI) in the compact cell extras.

  • By Inna Grubmair - 3:33 PM on December 17, 2011  

    Thank you for the tip, Julieanne. I find it quite useful since green and yellow lables look pretty similar while tinting an image.
    I have a question regarding color labels. Each of them has a shortcut e.g. red is 6, yellow is 7, etc. What about the last one, the violet?

  • By Julieanne Kost - 3:42 PM on December 17, 2011  

    The violet label doesn’t have a shortcut. : (

    Although there are some helpful hints here:

    and here (Keyboard Tamer):