MP 0.26 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

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MP 0.26 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by andrea.ippo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:12 pm

I think it would be useful that if you click a pseudo-category (let's call it "All files") in the category tree, all the files are displayed, both the categorized and uncategorized ones.
This is very handy when you are categorizing a lot of files and want to be able to see which ones are still to be categorized.
Perhaps also another pseudo-category (let's call it "categorized") could be useful, and should display in the right pane only the categorized files.

Of course it should be impossible to assign any of these "pseudo-categories" to any file.
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Re: MP 0.25 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by JohnFredC » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:08 pm

Great idea!

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Re: MP 0.25 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by Evds » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:53 pm

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Re: MP 0.25 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by xnview » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:27 pm

Could you try XnViewMP 0.26
Pierre.

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Re: MP 0.25 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by andrea.ippo » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:09 am

Doesn't seem to work :(

I tell you my folder structure, to allow repetition of the test.

root folder
---folder A -> contains misc. files (saved html, pdf, txt, image files...)
---folder B -> contains misc. files (as before)
---folder C -> contains image files (the ones I'm interested in). Some of these are categorized (subset C1), others are not (subset C2).

Now, this is what I do.
I open XnViewMP, and open folder C from the explorer tree. C's contents are displayed.
Then I switch to the categories pane, expand the new "Special items" tree and click "Uncategorized"

Expected results: XnViewMP shows only the uncategorized (C2) files.
Actual results: XnViewMP shows ALL uncategorized files in root folder (this includes txt, html, js, ...), ALL uncategorized files in A, B and C, plus folders A, B and C.

A screenshot:

Image

Here the highlighted folder is the one I'm interested in (C), the image files you see are contained in C, but others are shown (altough not in the screenshot) that are contained in the other three folders, and in the root folder as well.
where

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Re: MP 0.25 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by andrea.ippo » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:10 am

PS: for the pseudo-category "All" the result is similar.

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Re: MP 0.25 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by andrea.ippo » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:33 am

I think this should be fixed in the upcoming betas.
In fact, since XnView 1.97 isn't able to handle XMP tags the way MP is able to, I think it would be nice to provide a way to do tagging operations with MP.
In my opinion, porting to MP features that are already present in XnView 1.97 should have a lower priority.
But it's only my opinion, whatever Pierre chooses to do, I'll still love XnView :D

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Re: MP 0.25 Win - Add pseudo-category to display all files

Post by xnview » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:56 am

andrea.ippo wrote: Now, this is what I do.
I open XnViewMP, and open folder C from the explorer tree. C's contents are displayed.
Then I switch to the categories pane, expand the new "Special items" tree and click "Uncategorized"

Expected results: XnViewMP shows only the uncategorized (C2) files.
Actual results: XnViewMP shows ALL uncategorized files in root folder (this includes txt, html, js, ...), ALL uncategorized files in A, B and C, plus folders A, B and C.
When you use categories pane, the result doesn't take care of the current folder. That's the problem...
Pierre.

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