top panel

The top panel is common to all darktable views and provides a number of common utility functions.

top-panel

🔗On the left-hand-side

view
Choose which images to view in the lighttable/filmstrip, based on star rating and reject status.
sort by
Choose the property to sort by from the dropdown.
top-panel_sort-order icon sort order
Switch the sort order (ascending / descending) with the arrow-toggle.

🔗On the right-hand-side

top panel_grouping icon grouping
Expand or collapse grouped images
top panel_overlays icon thumbnail overlays
Define what information is displayed over thumbnails in the lighttable/filmstrip.
You can define different settings depending on the thumbnail size in preferences > lighttable
top panel_help icon context-sensitive help
Click on this icon and then click on a control element to be directed to the appropriate online help page.
top panel_preferences icon preferences
Open the preferences & settings dialog