0.85b3: Contact sheet without output folder

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HanVroon
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0.85b3: Contact sheet without output folder

Post by HanVroon » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:10 pm

Hi Pierre,

As requested by Helmut:

When creating a Contact sheet from selected files, with the field Output folder empty, the program starts working and then ends, without creating anything.
When the program first creates the files in memory and finds nothing in the output path variable, it doesn't know where to store and stops.
Processing 100 files can take a while without getting results.

The user should be pointed that the output path needs to be filled, and maybe there should also be a check if the path exists.
It is usual that a program reports when it cannot write, as soon as known, instead of sending data to the black hole.

Regards,
Han

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helmut
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Re: 0.85b3: Contact sheet without output folder

Post by helmut » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:22 pm

HanVroon wrote:... sending data to the black hole.
Perhaps /dev/null on Windows. ;)

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Re: 0.85b3: Contact sheet without output folder

Post by HanVroon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:33 pm

Tested by accident after pressing Create with forgetting to fill in output folder :D , Now works, good message, good that the field is read-only I think.
Fixed in 0.85 beta 4.

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Re: 0.85b3: Contact sheet without output folder

Post by helmut » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:18 am

I'd find it handy and intuitive if the current folder in XnView browser was the default output folder for "Create contact sheet". (I know this is a suggestion... ;) )

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