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AlexanderM
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Save As changes the current browsing directory

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Hi,
I'm a long time IrfanView user who recently switched to XnView. Here's a scenario that bugs me a bit with XnView:

1) I open a random image in directory C:\images and begin browsing
2) I resize (or whatever) an image, hit Save As, and save the image in C:\temp
3) Result: I am now browsing images in C:\temp. I want it to stick to C:\images no matter where I do Save As operations.

Is there a setting that can change this? I often browse through camera photos for example, and save resized versions of them in a temp directory.

Thanks :)
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Re: Save As changes the current browsing directory

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Do you have tried to change option>General>File operations - for save as use original pathname?
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Re: Save As changes the current browsing directory

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xnview wrote:Do you have tried to change option>General>File operations - for save as use original pathname?
I just tried those two options, and they had no effect.
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Re: Save As changes the current browsing directory

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What do you means by "I am now browsing images in C:\temp"?
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Re: Save As changes the current browsing directory

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xnview wrote:What do you means by "I am now browsing images in C:\temp"?
I mean that after doing the Save As, it switches to looking at the file I just saved, and pressing space will now iterate through the images in C:\temp, instead of staying in C:\images where I was browsing images originally.
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Re: Save As changes the current browsing directory

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sorry it's option>General>After save as change filename...
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Re: Save As changes the current browsing directory

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Problem:
thire ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4727&p=22908#p22908]auto changes folder[/url]) wrote:I am viewing images in folder A and then I edit an image. I save it in folder B (save as) and press the button to see the next image (in the A folder), but it appears the next image in folder B.
[quote="sixtydashone ("Save As" question)"]Many times I want to edit a pic from "xxx" directory and "save as" to "yyy" directory. Once I've saved the edited pic to "yyy" directory, I'd like to be able to scroll the mouse wheel and have it take me to the next pic in "xxx" directory so I can edit it and save it to "yyy" and so forth.

The issue is that after the "save as" if I scroll the wheel, I am now scrolling through the "yyy" directory. So what happens next is I have to click X at the upper right corner to close the picture and return me to the pic browser, then find my place in "xxx" directory, open and edit the next pic, click "save as", close it to return to the browser again, find my place in the "xxx" directory again, etc.[/quote]
profess135 ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=16665&p=70011#p70011]Save As resets to first file in same dir or new Save As Dir[/url]) wrote:When I browse through folders I sometimes come across a picture I want to send to someone. As pictures are usually quite large in KB/MB, I usually edit the picture.

After editing, I would usually use Save As and save the picture in a different location. I would then want to continue browsing through the original directory.

When I use Save As Xnview changes browsing to the folder where the new picture has been saved. I would like for it to continue browsing the original folder.
enxx ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=17833&p=75056#p75056]Can i make the viewer >not< switch folders?[/url]) wrote:Anyway, if i am using the Viewer to view images in folder A, than 'save as' in folder B, the Viewer switches to viewing folder B onwards...

How can i make XnView not switch folders when i do this? Cause i kinda do it a lot. ACDsee doesnt do it, but i hate it as its slow and bulky, and its not even free.
Solution:
Xyzzy ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4941&p=23965#p23965]Options' descriptions for 1.82[/url]) wrote:After ‘Save as’ change filename – If this option is unchecked, after saving image with ‘Save as’ option, opened image is considered to be original file. Otherwise, it becomes new file (standard Windows applications behaviour).
AlexanderM
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Re: Save As changes the current browsing directory

Post by AlexanderM »

Thanks, problem solved. :) Perhaps the option could be more descriptive, but it works.