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Post by monitor » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:45 pm

After some time off, I am back using XnviewMP (0.93.1) and working with this feature, but have a couple of question and a suggestion
Suggestion: when the results of the search are displayed, it would be very helpful to myself, if the details of the search, i.e. by file name, by file data etc were displayed in the dialog title bar or anywhere else convenient.
Often enough I get interrupted part way through a search while analyzing the results and then have to backtrack to find out what the criteria for the search results were.

Question 1: is there a list of what 'Same file data' includes?
Files size, creation or modification date? All Metadata?, Exif,? ....
Would these criteria be the same for plain Xnview?

Question 2: what are the specific criteria for 'Similar picture content'?
What sort of algorithm, what image size?
Full size, thumbnail (what size)?

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Re: Search Similar Files

Post by xnview » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:50 am

monitor wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Suggestion: when the results of the search are displayed, it would be very helpful to myself, if the details of the search, i.e. by file name, by file data etc were displayed in the dialog title bar or anywhere else convenient.
Often enough I get interrupted part way through a search while analyzing the results and then have to backtrack to find out what the criteria for the search results were.
ok
Question 1: is there a list of what 'Same file data' includes?
Files size, creation or modification date? All Metadata?, Exif,? ....
Would these criteria be the same for plain Xnview?
based on file's content, perhaps 'file's content' is better than 'file's data'?
Question 2: what are the specific criteria for 'Similar picture content'?
What sort of algorithm, what image size?
Full size, thumbnail (what size)?
is based on libpuzzle, with a thumbnail of 64x64
Pierre.

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Re: Search Similar Files

Post by monitor » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:34 am

My apologies for the late reply, but the reference to libpuzzle could not have come at a better time - my current problems relate exactly to this issue.
I will most certainly give it a try.
Thank you.

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