Handling of many files - per textfile and per ???

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Handling of many files - per textfile and per ???

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Every file that is in the filelist of XNConvert is immediately analysed - size, thumbnail etc. Works fine for some dozens of files, but with some thousands of files it's no fun.

So the question is: I searched a long filelist with different criteria with TotalCommander, and now I want to use the results with XnConvert.

Version a): Drag and Drop - it's a too heavy load.
Is there a way to use it anyway?

Version b): Save the filelist as textfile and load the textfile with XNConvert.
What do you think about the implementation of this new(?) feature?
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Re: handling of many files - per textfile and per ???

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you don't want thumbnails?
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As said above - with really many files it would be fine if all calculation would be reduced to a minimum. And when I convert some hundred or some thousand files - thumbnail and imagesize don't make sense, it's only time and CPU consuming.
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so perhaps having a list view without detail?
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xnview wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:02 pm so perhaps having a list view without detail?
Yes, IMHO.
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xnview wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:02 pm so perhaps having a list view without detail?
Detail view with "normal" columns (i.e. filename, path, type, file modified date, and size like Windows Explorer) would be good. Image info like width / height isn't needed in this context and determining image data would slow down things.

If a way to handle many files is added it would be good to add this to all dialogs that support bulk action - see Unified way for creating file list. XnView could automatically switch to this new special detail view whenever many files are selected / uploaded / ....