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by CameronD
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Copy/backup catalog info by folder
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Copy/backup catalog info by folder

... The compilation use case B) would greatly benefit from albums as described here . But then again, while avoiding image copies, the rating issue would even be worse... The current lack of album implementation in xnview is one of the reasons that I keep using Picasa. I then use Picasa's export to...
by CameronD
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: IPTC Keywords help – 3 days of reading is getting me no closer
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: IPTC Keywords help – 3 days of reading is getting me no closer

... The subcategories, I missed them because I was looking for keywords, not categories and when I first fiddled the categories weren't being written as keywords.... That's the beauty and the curse of something as flexible as XnViewMP - you need to know how to set up what you want before you start ...
by CameronD
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Copy/backup catalog info by folder
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Copy/backup catalog info by folder

I guess this is a "all or nothing" decision - use XMP inside the image or in a sidecar? Or could I write some XMP info into the image file while having other parts being written to the sidecar? Not that I am aware of. You could keep some info as IPTC in the image file but I think all XMP ...
by CameronD
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Loading database in order to search
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Loading database in order to search

...The only thing I would like is for the Caption line in the IPTC-IMM info box to be able to show several lines so the complete caption shows there and you do not need to scroll or to press Ctrl + I to read all of the caption. I have the following in Settings->Browser->tooltip (the large text entr...
by CameronD
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Loading database in order to search
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Loading database in order to search

Geoff, I don't understand why you need to untick the "use db", unless you have not yet scanned all the folders. Try Settings->catalog->Add Folder and choose your top level folder. This will add all metadata to the DB (note - nothing to do with the thumbnail db) and it should generally give...
by CameronD
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: name of external drive in different computers
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: name of external drive in different computers

BasePath is to use relative path for the folder of your photos I understand that much, but I thought that the BasePath mechanism only works if the original PC has the base path defined at the time the DB entry for the folder is created. I think if you only change basePath on the second PC then it w...
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Loading database in order to search
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Loading database in order to search

When I open XnViewMP I cannot search anything unless I click on the little icon at the top "Show files in sub folder" Do you mean "I cannot use Quick search to search subfolders"? That would be rather the point - "quick" only searches current folder, or displayed list....
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: name of external drive in different computers
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: name of external drive in different computers

if your photos are all on /Volumes/LACIET1B/FOTOS on your first computer, yes and on your second computer, if for example, you use /Volumes/OTHER/FOTOS, enter this path in base path Maybe I don't understand how BasePath works, but I thought if the first PC had not started with the defined basepath ...
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Putting Files into the Catalog?
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Do not use Base Path

There is a long-standing bug with the use of Base Path and searching. I don't recall it being fixed, but I converted everything away from that when I noticed it.
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: IPTC Keywords help – 3 days of reading is getting me no closer
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: IPTC Keywords fixing Pat and Patricia

Update: after I posted the details below, I noticed a "merge with..." option. Seems to be a lot simpler than my procedure. The only drawback I can see is that the "move to" and "merge with" options do not automatically assign parent category. But that is easy enough to ...
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: IPTC Keywords help – 3 days of reading is getting me no closer
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: IPTC Keywords help – 3 days of reading is getting me no closer

I hope this is not too late to be useful. Yes, there are convenient ways to do what you want, and also traps that can lead to a waste of time. First step: Configure your browser window to show the pane labelled "Categories". Assigning through this window is far easier and a bit safer than ...
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Copy/backup catalog info by folder
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Copy/backup catalog info by folder

You can (and I strongly recommend) writing the ratings metadata to the image file (or a sidecar according to your preference). (See Settings->metadata). That way, you can reconstruct your DB should it every become lost/corrupted. As far as I know you would need to manipulate the database file yourse...
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Copy/Move to
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Copy/Move to

The only thing would be how a Folder/Directory is defined. It applies to whatever is selected: zero or more folders plus zero or more files. I suspect that applying it to selected items is why the Windows explorer has it under edit. However, windows explorer is also inconsistent because delete and ...
by CameronD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: MP - General Support
Topic: Copy/Move to
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Copy/Move to

Currently these entries are in 'Edit' menu, some users ask for 'File' which seems more logical What do you think? That refers to browser - for an image window these options appear under File , and in that context it makes more sense that way than under Edit . For the browser window it seems to me t...
by CameronD
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Closed/Resolved
Topic: 0.84: Thumbnail of large images are dark
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: 0.84: Thumbnail of large images are dark

Version 0.87 beta 1 - all my test thumbnails now look like they should (after waiting for them all to be rebuilt!). However , the 4-in-one folder thumbnails still have the problem. This is even if I visit the lower folder first, allow the correct thumbnails to be cached and then visit the folder abo...

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