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Find Similar Images

Post by Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:33 am

In PixiePlus and gqview, both available on Linux only, there is a function to search similar images. I wonder if it is possible to have this feature in XnView. I tried to install Perlmagick to run findimagedups on a Windows2000 machine, but the set up is not trivial and cygwin is required. Since nconvert already does the conversions, one can write a batch or VB script to perform the task, however, this still lacks a GUI to display the result. This would be a very nice feature in XnView.

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Re: Find Similar Images

Post by xnview » Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:16 pm

Anonymous wrote:In PixiePlus and gqview, both available on Linux only, there is a function to search similar images. I wonder if it is possible to have this feature in XnView. I tried to install Perlmagick to run findimagedups on a Windows2000 machine, but the set up is not trivial and cygwin is required. Since nconvert already does the conversions, one can write a batch or VB script to perform the task, however, this still lacks a GUI to display the result. This would be a very nice feature in XnView.
Ok, Good idea, I'll add this on the list of XnView enhancements..
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Find Similar Images

Post by AHCarter » Thu Jan 01, 2004 10:59 pm

Would you be talking about same types of files? If so try this batch:

::FindPics.bat
::
CD D:\
DIR D:\MYDOCU~1\*.BMP /S /O >> D:\MYDOCU~1\PIC-LIST.TXT
echo.>>D:\MYDOCu~1\PIC-LIST.TXT
echo.>>D:\MYDOCu~1\PIC-LIST.TXT
DIR D:\MYDOCU~1\*.GIF /S /O >> D:\MYDOCU~1\PIC-LIST.TXT
echo.>>D:\MYDOCu~1\PIC-LIST.TXT
echo.>>D:\MYDOCu~1\PIC-LIST.TXT
DIR D:\MYDOCU~1\*.JPG /S /O >> D:\MYDOCU~1\PIC-LIST.TXT

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Edit it accordingly, or try this overall search one:

:: Search.bat
::
@ECHO OFF
DIR C:\ /s/o >> "C:\Windows\Temp\Query Search results.txt"
Echo ------ >> "C:\Windows\Temp\Query Search results.txt"
DIR D:\ /s/o >> "C:\Windows\Temp\Query Search results.txt"
FIND /i "%1" "C:\Windows\Temp\Query Search results.txt" > "D:\My Documents\QueryResults.txt"
DEL "C:\Windows\Temp\Query Search results.txt"
EDIT "D:\My Documents\QueryResults.txt"


With the latter one you could search for any text JPG and if any files are found such will be listed. The drawback is that for files only the file name is listed, whereas folders, the whole path is listed. I wrote that mainly due to the Windows Find lack of hard copy. Yet twould seem both have their own drawbacks.
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Edit it accordingly
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