7.1.2 Swath Style

The Swath Style affects how new satellite image files are added to the image area. This would be a good time to introduce the notion of a swath canvas. A swath canvas is simply a drawing surface, like a painter's canvas. We can render as many satellite image files as we like on a single swath canvas by setting the swath style to multiple files per canvas. In this case, new image files will be rendered on the current (visible) canvas. If no such canvas is visible, a new one, with its toggle button, will be created.The one toggle button affects all files rendered onto the swath canvas. (Note: a swath canvas has nothing to do with an XView canvas.)