Opening xnview *browser* with a list of files

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obelisk
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Post by obelisk » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:39 pm

well clearly we need boolean cat/iptc search function!
this is just a hack
and is depending on keeping sql db type in future!

rs2009
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Post by rs2009 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:35 am

It would be great to have a boolean search built in. A well designed boolean search engine would probably support 90% of the kinds of searches needed. It would probably be impossible to cover every use case though. The -filelist interface provides a way to cover the other cases if someone is able to generate their own searches (I admit this is not a large group of users).

Regardless, I wouldn't consider this -filelist interface to be a hack. It provides a general purpose interface for a list of files regardless of how they were generated. Examples:
- Manually created lists that represent photo albums
- Lists created by other viewing apps
- Lists created by image processing (scientific) tools.
- Searches from a custom database of stuff that is probably not normally searchable (e.g. a range of focal lengths, image statistics, altitude, age of subject etc).

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oops66
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Post by oops66 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:16 am

Hello,
FYI: maybe you can try the XnView MP version...
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=70601#70601
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helmut
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Post by helmut » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:45 pm

Adding an import and export feature to an image basket makes much sense. But a standalone handling for file lists is not too helpful and exotic, I think.

So I think first we should have something like an image basket (see other topics) and then import/import from clipboard/export could be added.
Last edited by helmut on Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

rs2009
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Post by rs2009 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:47 pm

User generated complex searches = exotic
User managed databases = exotic
Manually created file lists = medium
Filelist feature by itself = mundane

XnView already supports exporting a filelist under menu item: Create > File Listing ...

rs2009
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Post by rs2009 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:42 am

rs2009 wrote: <snip>
I'll list the changes that I've noticed in case they are actual bugs:
1. My rotated (portrait) photos are not auto-rotated in the thumbnails as they normally are. The preview image is correctly rotated.
2. My thumbnail label does not have all the information that it normally does. It has the filename, but is missing the image resolution.
3. The thumbnails seem to be regenerating every time I do the command line invocation instead of being used from the cache. (BTW - I have configured my cache file to be in a custom folder rather than the default).
<snip>
These were my error (trailing spaces in my filelist), not xnview bugs.
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Post by oops66 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:11 pm

Hello,
Just for information, this command line option is missing into the Info\Command line Help...\ window into the V1.96 :
xnview -filelist <name_of_text_file>
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