Marks are intended as a temporary method of grouping and filtering sets of images.
Keywords are intended as a permanent method of identifying sets of images, and to this end it is possible to link any mark with any keyword.
The Select menu gives access to the marks operations of setting, filtering and intersection.
There are 10 individual marks, any of which can be associated with an image simply by pressing the 0 to 9 keys on the keyboard, where key 0 represents mark 10.
If the Show Marks menu has been selected, each image will have a set of 10 check-boxes displayed adjacent to it in the file pane in both icon and list mode. In addition a set of 10 check-boxes will be shown at the top of the files pane. Clicking any of these will filter the displayed list.
Moving the mouse over any of the check-boxes at the top of the files pane will show mnemonic text for that mark. The text can be modified by right-clicking on the check box.
If the Image Overlay is being displayed, the currently set marks for the image are shown. It is not necessary to include an entry into the overlay template for this to happen.
A keyword can be associated with a single mark by right-clicking on the keyword in the sidebar panel. When a meta-data write operation for a file is triggered either manually or as defined in Metadata , the keyword data indicated by the current set of mark-to-keyword links will be written.
The associations between keywords and marks is preserved when Geeqie is shut down. The current setting of marks can also be optionally saved - the setting is in the Behavior tab of Preferences .