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Import & Sort : Move & Batch Convert

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15 pm
by m.Th.
Import & Sort could be a very sought and powerfull feature by photojournalists / news photographers, however it lacks few things in order to be really usefull for the (by far) most used workflow: downloading the images from a memory card / camera:

1. Almost nobody should use „Copy” as trasfer method. The natural method is „Move” because everyone wants to …well… import (that is move) his photos from the temporary storage (usually a memory card) to the Destination Directory. Besides that, „Copy” can create duplicates. I think that you can add a checkbox there saying „Delete the destination files after transfer”.
2. A very, very useful tool is to add „Batch Convert” as a button to execute a batch convert job before transfer on Soruce and/or after transfer on Destination. – this would be a killer feature: just fill the Source Folder of Batch Convert dialog with Source of Import & Sort (or with Destination of Import & Sort), and allow the user to set up the parameters at the beginning of the Import & Sort workflow.

Re: Import & Sort : Move & Batch Convert

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:18 pm
by nathan8
Would be nice to be able to Move files.

Re: Import & Sort : Move & Batch Convert

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45 am
by xnview
m.Th. wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15 pm
2. A very, very useful tool is to add „Batch Convert” as a button to execute a batch convert job before transfer on Soruce and/or after transfer on Destination. – this would be a killer feature: just fill the Source Folder of Batch Convert dialog with Source of Import & Sort (or with Destination of Import & Sort), and allow the user to set up the parameters at the beginning of the Import & Sort workflow.
do you think that we need to apply some process before importing?

Re: Import & Sort : Move & Batch Convert

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 am
by m.Th.
xnview wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45 am
m.Th. wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15 pm
2. A very, very useful tool is to add „Batch Convert” as a button to execute a batch convert job before transfer on Soruce and/or after transfer on Destination. – this would be a killer feature: just fill the Source Folder of Batch Convert dialog with Source of Import & Sort (or with Destination of Import & Sort), and allow the user to set up the parameters at the beginning of the Import & Sort workflow.
do you think that we need to apply some process before importing?
Well... it depends what you mean by „need”. Definitely, definitely, definitely some are in a huuuge need for this: news/sports photographers.

Here is a workflow which can be used and actually IS used at Olympics but using another software:

1. Shoot the photos on the Memory Card (MC A)
2. Put the Memory Card (MC A) in Card Reader and set-up the Import & Sort to:
2a. Rename photos to [Filename]-[DateTimeTaken]
2b. Resize photos from #2 at Height=1080 (that is for screen / web) -> save them as compressed JPG in \\Company-Server\Web-Publish
2c. Import & Sort on My Local NAS.

When the #2 is started I already left with another Memory Card (MC B) to continue shooting the event. When I came back, my other Memory Card (MC A) is already empty, the photos are safe on my computer and, also, converted, resized and already sent to the editorial staff.