Companion File Handing in MP?

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Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by andrewj » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:30 am

Hi,
Could someone please confirm whether MP has the ability to set up equivalent companion file handing to XnView Classic and if so how to access it. In Classic, there's a simple .INI section which implements exactly what I need, for example to move XMP and Canon/Panasonic/Sony Raw files with the JPG, I just set:

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Companion_00=cr2:jpg
Companion_01=cr2:cr2.bib
Companion_02=crw:jpg
Companion_03=crw:crw.bib
Companion_04=cr2:xmp
Companion_05=cr2:dng
Companion_06=cr2:cr2.xmp
Companion_07=rw2:xmp
Companion_08=rw2:jpg
Companion_09=rw2:rw2.xmp
Companion_10=arw:xmp
Companion_11=arw:jpg
Companion_12=arw:arw.xmp
ConfirmFileDelete=1
CopyCompanionFile=1
However, this doesn't seem to work in the XnViewMP .INI file.

What's the status of this, please?
Thanks
Andrew

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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by andrewj » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks, that helps.

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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by obelisk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:19 am

Any plans for this soon? It's the single most annoying thing about MP.
I can't do any file deletion with MP. LR is the only thing that works and you can't open 2 catalogs.

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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by obelisk » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:53 am

Just to confirm, this isn't done right?

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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by hic » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:53 am

I would like to second the wish of having the possibility to move/copy/rename/delete companion or better sidecar files with the corresponding image files. Is there a timeline when this will be implemented (http://www.xnview.com/mantisbt/view.php?id=288)?

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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by xnview » Sun May 20, 2018 12:31 pm

See issue for current status and some details.
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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by xnview » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:39 am

This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.91. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.
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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by danhilu » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:27 pm

Salut Pierre,
Merci for XnView & for this fix, excellent feature, glad to see it.
But - does not work for me with XnView MP 0.91.
Here my context & issue:
I have .CR2 as RAW, and I store as RAW+JPG, and I have some ON1 meta data files
When I uncheck "show companion files", [*.ON1] are correctly hidden, but [*.JPG] still show up.
In order to reduce the problem I've completely emptied the default extension list of and tried two set up:
First, "cr2" as "Master Extension", and "on1" as "Extension", "show companion files" unchecked: in this case, [*.ON1] are hidden.
Then, "cr2" as "Master Extension", and "jpg" as "Extension", "show companion files" unchecked: in this case, [*.JPG] are shown.
Merci!
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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by andrewj » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:08 am

Hi Pierre,
Thanks for what you have done so far. However I'm sorry, but there are a lot of bugs in this implementation. It might have been easier for you to copy what you had working so well in XnView.

Here's what I have found so far:
  • Companion file handling does not work with drag/drop move or copy, only if you choose copy/cut and paste from the menu
  • The system doesn't really work with the default rules, and there's no easy way to delete them. I had to delete the whole "list" section from the INI file and then add in explicit rules for each RAW filetype
  • If you delete the raw file then the display doesn't update correctly - the raw file disappears, but the JPG and XMP re still visible until you refresh the file list
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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by xnview » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:06 pm

danhilu wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:27 pm
When I uncheck "show companion files", [*.ON1] are correctly hidden, but [*.JPG] still show up.
yes JPG is shown, else all your JPG will be hidden
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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by xnview » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:10 pm

andrewj wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:08 am
. It might have been easier for you to copy what you had working so well in XnView.
But it's the same...
  • Companion file handling does not work with drag/drop move or copy, only if you choose copy/cut and paste from the menu
Here it works, which rules do you have? Which extension do you drop/drop?
[*]The system doesn't really work with the default rules, and there's no easy way to delete them. I had to delete the whole "list" section from the INI file and then add in explicit rules for each RAW filetype
you have the context menu to remove a rule
[*]If you delete the raw file then the display doesn't update correctly - the raw file disappears, but the JPG and XMP re still visible until you refresh the file list[/list]
The JPG/XMP are deleted, it's only a refresh problem, right?
Pierre.

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Re: Companion File Handing in MP?

Post by andrewj » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:50 pm

Hi Pierre,

Drag and drop definitely doesn't work for me, if I drag the raw file. It works fine in XnView.

My rules are as follows:
cr2 -> xmp;jpg
crw -> xmp;jpg
arw -> xmp;jpg
rw2 -> xmp;jpg

There's no context menu for me in the settings dialog, files tab. Are you setting the rules somewhere else?

Re the last point, yes it's a refresh problem. The correct files are actually deleted.

Thanks
Andrew

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