Category command improvement request

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Gwenael Q.
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Category command improvement request

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello,

Category command (browser mode, in the tool bar or right-click on a thumbnail) is a convenient tool that allows to quickly assign a category to an image, but is somewhat frustrating : only categories without children can be assigned.

This command should allow to assign every category existing in the dictionary/catalogue.

Perhaps am I missing something obvious...

Thank you for listening

XnviewMP 0.99.1 x64
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Re: Category command improvement request

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you means that if you add a category, categories's children are associated too?
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Re: Category command improvement request

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Hello,

No, I mean that if a category has children it can't be assigned by this way. Only terminal categories can

eg :

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- Plant
    - Oak
    - Fern
Categories Oak and fern will work not Plant
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Re: Category command improvement request

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Ok, right it's an issue with category's menu. But 'Category sets' is not better?
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Re: Category command improvement request

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello,

I totally agree that 'Category sets' is better. It is very useful, practical and well designed.

But alternatives are present and when using them it is a bit frustrating to stumble over some annoying limitations making them not fully usable :o

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Re: Category command improvement request

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Hello,

Category command still not fully usable with 0.99.4.

Thank you for the great work and for listening us !
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Re: Category command improvement request

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Gwenael Q. wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:44 am Category command still not fully usable with 0.99.4.
Why?
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Re: Category command improvement request

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello,

Because of the issue described above.
Only categories without children can be assigned. This command should allow to assign every category existing in the dictionary/catalogue.
Thank you for listeninng
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Re: Category command improvement request

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oh ok, but currently i have no way assign parent with menu, better is to use 'category sets'
Pierre.