Batch convert - overwrite rename preview

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klumy
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Batch convert - overwrite rename preview

Post by klumy » Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:38 pm

if you activate the overwrite -> rename option in Batch convert, there should be a preview function, so you can see, how the filename will looks like
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helmut
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Re: Batch convert - overwrite rename preview

Post by helmut » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:36 pm

klumy wrote:if you activate the overwrite -> rename option in Batch convert, there should be a preview function, so you can see, how the filename will looks like
The renaming is just for the ("emergency") case that the output file exists, and this is checked during execution, not beforehand.

I think a full preview would be too complicated and would not really help. Perhaps XnView could check beforehand and show a message box, if there will be name clashes during execution. Then the user would be prepared and may cancel operation before even starting.

Currently, you might get a message box in the middle of the operation and canceling will leave all the files already converted around. This is not os good and the check beforehand would avoid this.

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