There are a number of ways to select files in Pics.io.

  •  If you want to select one single file without opening it in preview mode, place the mouse cursor in the center of a thumbnail. A little empty box will appear in the very top left corner of the thumbnail. Once you click on it, the Infopanel will appear on the right. Alternatively, you can press Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) and make a left click on the asset you want to select.
  •  When you want to select a sequence of assets, hold down the Shift key on the keyboard and make a left click on the first file you want to select. Without letting go of the Shift key, select the last file in sequence.
  •  To select individual files that are not in sequence, hold down Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) on the keyboard and select each file you need with the left click of the mouse.

In case you need to select all assets within a collection or retrieved by search, there are two ways to do so:

  • When no files are selected, the Infopanel on the right is empty and contains only the “i” icon and “Select all” button beneath it. By pressing “Select all”, you select all assets within this particular collection. You will also see “Deselect all” button there that allows you to perform the reverse action.
  • To select or deselect all files within a certain collection, you can also press Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) + A.

Are there any other useful shortcuts in Pics.io?

Sure. Once you select a file/multiple files, there are a number of shortcut keys that help you apply quick changes to the selected file(s):

  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +D - mass download of all the selected files
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +P - flag all the selected files as approved
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +X - flag all the selected files as rejected
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +U - unflag all the selected files. You can read more about flag feature here
  • Alt+1-5 - give all the selected assets the same star rating. The digit key you press corresponds to the number of stars you give to your files.
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +6 - mark all the selected assets with red color
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +7 - mark all the selected assets with yellow color
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +8 - mark all the selected assets with green color
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +9 - mark all the selected assets with blue color
  • Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows) +0 - remove any color marking from the selected assets

These and some other shortcut keys can be retrieved at any time by pressing Cmd (for Mac OS) / Ctrl (for Windows)  + /.

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