Flexible "Move To"

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Flexible "Move To"

Post by toralf » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:58 pm

I've been playing around with XnViewMP.
And I was missing a feature: move files and at the same time sort them into specific folders.
XnViewMP has this feature in the "Batch Convert" as a flexible filename field, where you can specify something like "{EXIF:Date Taken [ymd]}\{Filename}", but it doesn't seem intuitive to do a convert without an action just to get to a flexible "Move to".
Hence, my suggestion is to implement the flexible filename field into the "Move to" dialog. Maybe even with the option to save this Move for later reference.

PS: The "Import and Sort" dialog offers some flexibility, but not quite as flexible as the "Batch Convert". Maybe it would be best to implement the flexible filename field into the "Import and Sort" dialog as well. Just to make the dialogs consistent.
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Re: Flexible "Move To"

Post by m.Th. » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:16 am

This should be implemented in "Import & Sort" - like in all other programs. For example:
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Re: Flexible "Move To"

Post by toralf » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:30 pm

You are right if it is already known where the files should go at the moment of import.

My workflow is little different. I import all files from all my different devices into a single "import" folder. Then I sort, delete, rate, categorize and optimize the files. After this is all done I start to sort, (resize if needed) and achive. In this last sort/archive step I need the flexible "move to".

As I said, it might help to have all the Copy/Move/Import/Sort file target fields to have the ability to evaluate flexible variables. Then it is independant of the individual workflows.
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Re: Flexible "Move To"

Post by m.Th. » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:52 am

toralf wrote:You are right if it is already known where the files should go at the moment of import.

My workflow is little different. I import all files from all my different devices into a single "import" folder. Then I sort, delete, rate, categorize and optimize the files. After this is all done I start to sort, (resize if needed) and achive. In this last sort/archive step I need the flexible "move to".

As I said, it might help to have all the Copy/Move/Import/Sort file target fields to have the ability to evaluate flexible variables. Then it is independant of the individual workflows.
Yes and no. Nobody said that your source for the 'Import' dialog must be a card - it can be your "import" folder (or a subfolder of it).

...OTOH, a macro for Copy/Move To... dialogs is easy to implement. Pierre has it already.
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Re: Flexible "Move To"

Post by xnview » Mon May 26, 2014 12:29 pm

toralf wrote: PS: The "Import and Sort" dialog offers some flexibility, but not quite as flexible as the "Batch Convert". Maybe it would be best to implement the flexible filename field into the "Import and Sort" dialog as well. Just to make the dialogs consistent.
What is missing??
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Re: Flexible "Move To"

Post by m.Th. » Tue May 27, 2014 5:04 pm

xnview wrote:
toralf wrote: PS: The "Import and Sort" dialog offers some flexibility, but not quite as flexible as the "Batch Convert". Maybe it would be best to implement the flexible filename field into the "Import and Sort" dialog as well. Just to make the dialogs consistent.
What is missing??
Ok, let's have a start:

0. (biggest priority) Make it optionally modeless! (in a tab) - User(s) want to see what is downloading and select them simultaneously with the download process. Critical in media agencies.

1. In "Source" sub-pane: An 'Action' drop-down with (for now) three options: "Copy,Move,Copy(overwrite)" - usually people want to move the files from the card to the destination, not to copy them.

2. In the "Destination" sub-pane:

2.1. Next to 'Subfolder' drop-down list it is needed a text field (or a drop down text combo) with the 'Custom subfolder' caption. In almost 90% (? - anyway a very big percentage) from cases worldwide (see forums) the structure is yyyy/mm/'My custom name of the photo report' - where the 'custom name' varies greatly from 'Wedding of John & Jane' to 'Japonia' or 'Bald eagle'. Of course, if this text field is empty, no subfolder will be created.

2.2. For the 'New filename' field - throw it away and just COPY (ok, I don't really mean to copy but to call the very same code) the same code & GUI from "Name Template" field in the Batch Rename dialog.
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Re: Flexible "Move To"

Post by foundation » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:55 pm

I'd like to echo the request for "import and sort" to have a move option. I often copy my memory cards to my hard drive manually, then want to divide them by date, and it'd be much faster to do a move/rename kind of operation than copy and then manually delete.

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