For portability and speed, Fundy Designer creates lower resolution proxy versions of your high resolution source images when importing into the project file. These are viewed in the Image Well along the bottom of the screen.
You have several options for sorting the order of your images in the Image Well. Date and Name are according to the metadata in the photo. Rating, Favorite Status, and Story are adjusted in the Image Browser (more information on tagging and Image Browser here)
There are many options for how to filter your images, selecting the box to the left of any filter will apply it to the Image Well. All filters are based on tags applied either in the Image Browser or in an external editor (you will have to go to Images > Read Ratings and Keywords From Files to update those tags).
Filtering not only makes the Image Well manageable, but it is used with Auto Design as well. If you want only Favorited images in your album, you can apply that filter to the Image Well before choosing Auto Design. More information about Auto Design can be found here and here.
Image Well Options
The multiple squares options will show the images you have uploaded