Import workflow - how to manage non jpg files (videos)

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Import workflow - how to manage non jpg files (videos)

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Hello XnViewers,

after a vacation, I want to import new images and videos into my XnView "database".
Maybe there is a better way to make sure all new files are in one place, checked and organised - but here is the workflow I would like to use at the moment:
  • 1. Move all pictures and videos to one folder on my desktop
  • 2. Start XnView and run the "import and sort" tool
  • 3. All files are copied to my "database" and marked with a "to do" flag (meaning, that they have to be categorized, keyworded, sorted out etc.)
  • 4. After the import, I filter my "database" for all files, that have a "to do" flag
  • 5. Doing the categorizing, keywording, sorting out ect. in XnView AND removing the "to do" flag for every file
  • 6. Filtering for "to do" should now show zero results
  • 7. Being happy, that all is done 8)
So my problem starts at position 3.
I can mark a jpg with a "to do" keyword, but I can not mark a png or a mp4 by using the "import and sort" tool. Could you please help me how to archive that?

Ciao
André
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Re: Import workflow - how to manage non jpg files (videos)

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Right, XMP sidecar must be used to be compatible with all formats, See issue for current status and some details.
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Re: Import workflow - how to manage non jpg files (videos)

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Wow. That was fast. :o :D

Online available is 0.98.2.
If you like, I can test the changes with the 0.98.3 build?
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i contact you by PM
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Re: Import workflow - how to manage non jpg files (videos)

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This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.98.3. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.
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Re: Import workflow - how to manage non jpg files (videos)

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- - - -
Build: XnView MP 0.98.3 test
Package: Windows x64 ZIP
OS: Win7 pro
- - - -
  • Update embedded metadata
    no metadata is written to JPG/PNG ✖
    no sidecar created for others
    .
  • Update embedded metadata and sidecar (others)
    no metadata is written to JPG/PNG ✖
    sidecars created for others
    .
  • Update sidecar
    no metadata is written to JPG/PNG ✔
    sidecars created for all files

"Keywords" changed to "Categories"
MP3 files were not copied. ✖

Greetings
André

[EDIT 09.05.2021]
Minor issues / feedback:
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1. The arrow looks like a "run" or "start" button, that is confusing. I would suggest to use a hamburger menue icon (3 bars above each other).
2. "Update" indicates, that there already exist some sidecar files or metadata, which is also confusing. I would suggest the text as shown below

Image
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Re: Import workflow - how to manage non jpg files (videos)

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Humbug wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 8:55 pm
  • Update embedded metadata
    no metadata is written to JPG/PNG ✖
    no sidecar created for others
    .
  • Update embedded metadata and sidecar (others)
    no metadata is written to JPG/PNG ✖
    sidecars created for others
    .
I can't confirm, could you post a screenshot of the dialog?
"Keywords" changed to "Categories"
MP3 files were not copied. ✖
If you enable 'Transfer files with no exif'?
[EDIT 09.05.2021]
1. The arrow looks like a "run" or "start" button, that is confusing. I would suggest to use a hamburger menue icon (3 bars above each other).
2. "Update" indicates, that there already exist some sidecar files or metadata, which is also confusing. I would suggest the text as shown below

Image
ok
Pierre.
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