This version of the Side Panel displays information (metadata) for the picture selected (highlighted) in the Browser. The top part of Information shows a histogram and basic information for the selected picture. Below this is a bar with frequently used tools. The bottom part of Information shows information on the number of items in the current Browser listing.

The information is organized into groups by type. To set what information is shown, click the gear-wheel button at the bottom left of the Information panel. This shows the Information Settings window. Use it for showing and hiding various information types. This window has buttons for saving and loading your settings.

You can edit some types of picture information here directly (unless the picture file is read-only). To save these edits:

  • click the Save button at the bottom right of the panel
  • press [Ctrl+Enter] while in an editing box in the panel. This saves the edited information and selects the next picture in the listing. This makes tagging a series of pictures easy.
  • switch to another file in the Browser.

If multiple files are selected in the Browser, then the Rating, Label, Title, Description or Keywords can be batch-edited for all of these files. Keywords are a bit exceptional here. If pictures with differing keywords are selected, an asterisk appears before any keyword that is not contained in all files. Erase the asterisk to make that keyword be saved to all files.

If multiple files are selected, then the panel shows the Batch operations section, providing access to several functions for batch work with images, such as Batch renaming, Batch Assign Information, Panoramas, 3D Images, Exposure Blending HDR, Tone Mapping HDR and Work with Multi-page Documents.

If a selected picture contains GPS coordinates, then ZPS automatically determines the text description for the location: Location, City, State/Province, and Country Code. You can browse pictures by these location texts using the Location View section of the Navigator. This function requires an Internet connection. This information is not written directly to the files; it is stored in the Catalog instead. Text descriptions of locations are only written to files when one of these items is edited manually. To batch-store locations in files, use the function named Write Location to Files.