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Prompt for event/project-name during import

Postby 4girl1der » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:15 am

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I've downloaded the Beta 0.84 and I'm trying to understand how to setup the custom file naming during import.
I'm trying to use the "Import & Sort" option and therer is no option for custom file names for subfolders or file-renaming.

Please help. :)

I was a big user of CAM2PC many years ago and a format I use for teaching students efficient ways to organize photos involves the following. This Import format is also usable in Apples Apeture Pro Photo applicaiton (but thats dead now).

Library root: d:\photolibrary
Import Sub folder path : yyyy\MM\yyyy-MM-DD_<Event/Project-Name>
Rename Original Filename: yyyy-MM-DD_<Event/Project-Name>.<origional.extension>
(Dates would be generated from the EXIF data of the photo)

You could setup root, and Sub-folder path in preferences.
You could setup the import naming template. Then during import, it would prompt for Event/Project-Name and if it detected a time difference greater then "X" it would prompt you for a updated Event/Project-Name, in which you could keep the same or enter a new one. This helped with importing photos say taken over a week for multiple events. "x" time was defined in the preferences by hours. Example, if you shot a morning wedding, then a Bar Mitzvah that evening and you set it to look for 3-hour differences, it would auto prompt you for the project name.
There was also a option to detect if there were RAW+JPGs and put them in separate sub-folders.

This structure lets you search through folders with a general naming without reliance on a special application and is great for archiving because its not overly complicated and is simple to navigate.

Example of a Directory structure for saved photos:

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F:\PHOTOLIBRARY\2007
├───01
│   ├───2007-01-01 Tech Museum
│   ├───2007-01-06 Marc sleeping
│   ├───2007-01-07 California Adventures
│   ├───2007-01-07 Georgia
│   ├───2007-01-07 SoCal Trip
│   ├───2007-01-08 Chloe Johnson
│   ├───2007-01-09 Georgia
│   ├───2007-01-13 Jackson 2nd Birthday
│   ├───2007-01-20 Georgia
│   ├───2007-01-20 The Mission
│   └───2007-01-30 Georgia
├───02
│   ├───2007-02-03 Georgia
│   ├───2007-02-04 Georgia at Carrows
│   ├───2007-02-05 Georgia standing in Crib
│   ├───2007-02-06 GSR Daycare
│   ├───2007-02-07 GSR Feeding
│   ├───2007-02-11 Georgia Pizza Crust
│   ├───2007-02-13 Sanchez SF Trip
│   ├───2007-02-14 GSR Livingroom
│   ├───2007-02-17 Georgia CowBoy Boots
│   ├───2007-02-17 GSR in Shower
│   ├───2007-02-18 GSR BeachHouse
│   ├───2007-02-18 Kylene 26th Bday
│   ├───2007-02-21 GSR Bathtub
│   ├───2007-02-22 Campbell PO night out
│   ├───2007-02-23 Georgia
│   └───2007-02-25 GSR Carrows
├───03
│   ├───2007-03-01 GSR Ballon
│   ├───2007-03-04 GSR Campbell Park
│   ├───2007-03-07 GSR Kaiser
│   ├───2007-03-09 Georgia
│   ├───2007-03-11 GSR DVD Games
│   ├───2007-03-11 SF ZooTrip
│   ├───2007-03-14 Ariba Ops
│   ├───2007-03-15 GSR n Mommy
│   ├───2007-03-17 GSR Lucky Charms
│   ├───2007-03-17 GSR Snacking
│   ├───2007-03-17 GSR St Patricks outfit
│   ├───2007-03-17 Nicholasreichmann
│   ├───2007-03-17 NVR Birthday
│   ├───2007-03-22 GSR CarSeat
│   ├───2007-03-22 GSR Icecream Cookies
│   ├───2007-03-23 GSR SoCal SteakHouse
│   ├───2007-03-24 BeachHouse PlayDate
│   ├───2007-03-25 Diaz Visit and Party
│   ├───2007-03-31 GSR Backpack
│   └───2007-03-31 SCA Camping
├───04
│   ├───2007-04-01 SCA Camping
│   ├───2007-04-02 GSR Cheerio Nose
│   ├───2007-04-03 GSR Highchair
│   ├───2007-04-08 GSR 1st Easter
│   ├───2007-04-14 Georgia
│   ├───2007-04-22 Georgia & Daddy Driving
│   ├───2007-04-25 WDW Magic Kingdom
│   ├───2007-04-25 WDW Sandys Camera
│   ├───2007-04-26 WDW EPCOT
│   ├───2007-04-27 WDW DAK&MGM
│   ├───2007-04-28 Grandmas80thB-Day
│   ├───2007-04-29 Grandmas House
│   ├───2007-04-30 Florida Mall
│   └───2007-04-30 Grandmas House
├───05
│   ├───2007-05-01 Grandmas House
│   ├───2007-05-01 GSR GrandmaTs House
│   ├───2007-05-03 Georgia
│   ├───2007-05-03 Marcs Spring event
│   ├───2007-05-04 Girls Night Out
│   ├───2007-05-05 Jelliebeans B-Day
│   ├───2007-05-07 GSR Kaiser
│   ├───2007-05-13 GSR Mall toy and Dinner
│   ├───2007-05-14 Georgia SF Giants Cap
│   ├───2007-05-14 Winchester Mystry House
│   ├───2007-05-18 Sleeping Georgia
│   ├───2007-05-19 Palmer Garage Party
│   ├───2007-05-26 Mommy & Georgia
│   ├───2007-05-27 GSR Playtime
│   ├───2007-05-28 Karla Kobayashi
│   │   ├───Carla
│   │   └───NEFs
│   └───2007-05-31 GSR SwimLesson1
├───06
│   ├───2007-06-06 AribaPaintBall
│   ├───2007-06-07 GSR SwimLesson2
│   ├───2007-06-09 Teri Palmer 60th
│   ├───2007-06-10 SF Haight St Fair
│   ├───2007-06-12 HardwwodScrewUp
│   ├───2007-06-14 GSR SwimLesson3
│   ├───2007-06-15 Georgia & Danny
│   ├───2007-06-15 Georgia & Nana
│   ├───2007-06-15 Georgia Bench
│   ├───2007-06-16 BattingCages
│   ├───2007-06-16 Danny Baseball
│   ├───2007-06-16 GSR Duck Bath
│   ├───2007-06-17 GSR Cocoas
│   ├───2007-06-20 Marc's Graduation
│   ├───2007-06-22 GSR Holy Shoes
│   ├───2007-06-23 Jackie Diaz GoingAwayParty
│   ├───2007-06-24 GSR SwimLesson4
│   ├───2007-06-28 D&F Visit
│   ├───2007-06-29 McMinn Rehersal 7 Dinner
│   ├───2007-06-30 Bridge & Hammock
│   ├───2007-06-30 D&F Visit
│   ├───2007-06-30 McMinn Guests
│   ├───2007-06-30 McMinn Wedding
│   ├───2007-06-30 McMinn Wedding Candids
│   └───2007-06-31 GSR-UnderWater
├───07
│   ├───2007-07-01 Georgia Headband
│   ├───2007-07-01 Grandma Lee B-Day
│   ├───2007-07-02 FamouseDaves
│   ├───2007-07-02 Marian B-Day
│   ├───2007-07-03 F&D & Friiends
│   ├───2007-07-03 Mt.MadonnaHike
│   ├───2007-07-03 ReafsnyderVisit
│   │   └───.copying
│   ├───2007-07-03 RedRobin w-Kids
│   ├───2007-07-04 4thJulyParade
│   ├───2007-07-04 Fireworks@Deannas
│   │   └───JPGS
│   ├───2007-07-04 Georgia Pony Tail
│   │   └───JPGS
│   ├───2007-07-04 IndependanceParade
│   │   └───JPGS
│   ├───2007-07-05 Georgia Pig Tails
│   │   └───JPGS
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Re: Import

Postby XnTriq » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:45 pm

Welcome to the forum, 4girl1der.

The requested feature isn't available in XnView MP (or Media Detector which comes with XnView Classic) but it sounds like a useful improvement.

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