How do I add a Category to a file

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Petr
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How do I add a Category to a file

Post by Petr » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:29 pm

I have opened a folder in XnView, selected an image, and ticked a category. How do I get XnView to save this category to the files data? I have closed XnView, gone to the image in Explorer, and the tag is not on the files properties.

I can't find anything in XnView like "Save changes to Image file" or similar.

Thanks

mcbrx
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Re: How do I add a Category to a file

Post by mcbrx » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:40 pm

you mean "View" -> "Update files from catalog"?

Petr
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Re: How do I add a Category to a file

Post by Petr » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:23 am

Thanks for that. That option just didn't seem to me to be what I after, and I didn't want to do anything that might make serious detrimental changes to my images.

Petr

jlrjlr
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Re: How do I add a Category to a file

Post by jlrjlr » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:09 pm

To petr your question "How do I get XnView to save this category to the files data? "

If you mean to save the checked categories to the selected image(s) file(s):

You just have to select another image, the saving is automatically done when the "select" is lost.
Verify that the Option/Meta "Export Category ... is checked.

Suppose you want to set one, or several, categories to several images. Select the images, then the categories, then select any other image, et voila, it is done. The updating of the image files does not change the previously set categories! This is a very nice feature of XnView making tagging very fast.

Warning: The file update may take some time if the files are on a slow device (such as a network drive) and/or there are many files to update. It is important to be patient and wait until the end of updating before doing anything else.

Unfortunately I did not notice anything like a "progress bar" during updating. One trick to know when the updating is done is to check the category panel. When the updating is done, the category panel displays the categories of the image selected to trigger the updating.

I hope this answer your question,

Have a good day
JL Renaud

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