Command "Move images to"

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starbright
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Command "Move images to"

Post by starbright » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:31 pm

I am new to XnView/Linux and so far is it one of the best image viewers/processors in Linux. Thanks to the developers!

I am using this program for instance to sort out images that I have taken (example to two directories "bad" and "panorama").
I know there is a short-cmd "ALT-M". But I have to select the directory and have to confirm that by Enter.
Is there a way with one command to just move them to a dedicated directory? Or better in this case: 2 command with predefined location that have not to be confirmed? (Second best would be "ALT-M 1" or "ALT-M 2" as for instance).

And a second issue:
I start sorting with oldest to newest picture. But when I move one (ALT-M) XnView goes back to the previous, not to the next picture. Can this be adjusted somewhere? That would great.

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Re: Command "Move images to"

Post by Rick » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:35 pm

The simplest way is to move to one of the folders and then the next. When you need to repeat, just use the up and down arrows to cycle to the desired folder/ That is good for a handful of folders but if your needs are more complex consider the followin:

I have a folder with symlinks in it to common destination folders. (With symlinks you can drag and drop even over different drives)
Then I make sure I am in Xn's folder view and drag and drop to my hearts content

Symlink is built into Windows but is a pain in the butt to use. There are several utilities that make it a lot easier but I use Link shell extension which adds it to the right click menu so all you have to do is pick the link source then drop it in a folder as a symlink (of a hard link, delorean copy, or one of several other choices)

I hope that helps
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Re: Command "Move images to"

Post by starbright » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:48 pm

If I understand you right you use the ALT-M too?

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Re: Command "Move images to"

Post by Rick » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Yes but then you can cursor down the list of the last folders that you used
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