Update files from catalog and vice versa

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tonyt
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Update files from catalog and vice versa

Post by tonyt » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:29 am

Please could someone tell me when I should use these two options and why?
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Re: Update files from catalog and vice versa

Post by tonyt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:21 pm

Anyone help me?

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Re: Update files from catalog and vice versa

Post by michel038 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:52 pm

Away from home for some days....
Update catalog from files makes xnviewmp read keywords in selected files and build or update a database used by categories filters. This feature uses "Tools, Settings, Metadata" import options. At the same place, "export" option makes xnviewmp write keywords when a category is checked ...

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Re: Update files from catalog and vice versa

Post by michel038 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:12 pm

... and Update files from catalog can be used :
- if you forgot to use the "export categories ..." option when tagging
- if you want to create many types of keywords (iptc, xmp, xmp sidecar, xmp hierarchical) in photos where one type was missing.
- if you want to write ratings or color labels into metadata , if they were not.
- if you import XnView Classic database.

These two features are working only on selected photos.
If one wants to use them in all subfolders at once, right-click on the parent folder and choose "show all files, recursive"

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