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Bug in XnView or am I just clueless?

Post by Jon R. »

Hi, I'm a recent convert to XnView from my last image viewer and I LOVE the "Decription" function. However, I keep encountering a couple bugs:

1. When I view the images in "Thumbnails & Details" view, enter a description and then "Refresh" (so I can see what I typed) XnView switches back to the image root folder. Everytime I have to "Show files in subfolders" to get back to the view I was at.

2. MORE IMPORTANT - When I try to "Create" > "File Listing", even though I check off that I want to include the "Description"...it doesn't include it. It also isn't including the other data I checked off like "Type."

Now am I just clueless and missong something? Do I need to set something special in "options"

I am running XnView 1.91.4 on Win XP SP2
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Re: Bug in XnView or am I just clueless?

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Jon R. wrote: 1. When I view the images in "Thumbnails & Details" view, enter a description and then "Refresh" (so I can see what I typed) XnView switches back to the image root folder. Everytime I have to "Show files in subfolders" to get back to the view I was at.
Before to use refresh, you had 'show files in subfolders', right?
2. MORE IMPORTANT - When I try to "Create" > "File Listing", even though I check off that I want to include the "Description"...it doesn't include it. It also isn't including the other data I checked off like "Type."
It works for me, you have only 'description'?
Pierre.
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Yes, I used "Show all files in Subfolders" and then switch to the the "THumbnails & Details" view. If I try to refresh, it throws me back to the root folder of the images and I have to use "Show all files in Subfolders" to see the full listing of images again. Each time I refresh I have to keep going back to do this.

Once I write in some descriptions, and use "Create" > "File Listing" (with "Description" checked) it won't include the description. Even stranger, if I tell it to include all the information (I check off all the boxes, this is what i get:

back.gif -1 03-15-2005
backhover.gif -1 03-15-2005
close.gif -1 09-17-2003
close.gif -1 09-17-2003

Not only did it not give me all the information, but I determined that "-1" is representing the "file size"...huh? But the images are all actually 1012 bytes and it says this in the "properties" column in "THumbnails & Details" view

What is so strange is the first time i installed v1.91.4 a couple days ago everything was working fine. Then I did a reinstall and now both these functions stopped working correctly. So then i tried installling from scratch on my other machine and it didn't work correctly the very first time I installed. I'm not sure if it is a machine conflict or just something that I need to set differently :?

Is there anywhere in "Options" that could be controlling this?

Also, are there slightly older versions of XnView available so I can check if this is a version issue on my machine?

Thanks,
Jon[/img]
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Jon R. wrote: Once I write in some descriptions, and use "Create" > "File Listing" (with "Description" checked) it won't include the description. Even stranger, if I tell it to include all the information (I check off all the boxes, this is what i get:

back.gif -1 03-15-2005
backhover.gif -1 03-15-2005
close.gif -1 09-17-2003
close.gif -1 09-17-2003

Not only did it not give me all the information, but I determined that "-1" is representing the "file size"...huh? But the images are all actually 1012 bytes and it says this in the "properties" column in "THumbnails & Details" view
???? If you check filename, filesize & filedate, you have that???
What is so strange is the first time i installed v1.91.4 a couple days ago everything was working fine. Then I did a reinstall and now both these functions stopped working correctly. So then i tried installling from scratch on my other machine and it didn't work correctly the very first time I installed. I'm not sure if it is a machine conflict or just something that I need to set differently :?

Is there anywhere in "Options" that could be controlling this?
No, somebody can reproduce this bug???
Pierre.
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Post by Jon R. »

Hi Pierre,

I know it's strange...it's driving me crazy too :)
???? If you check filename, filesize & filedate, you have that???
Yes, i can check off everything in the "Generate File Listing" dialog and I still only get this:

Code: Select all

Name            Size       Date      Properties     Type                                               Description          

back.gif                -1 2005                                                                        
backhover.gif           -1 2005      
Thanks for looking into this so quickly...I am uninstalling and reinstalling for the 5th time on my laptop after purging any registry issues and cleaning out the XnView .ini settings in my user folder. I am hoping it will eventually resolve itself...

If anyone can reproduce, please tell us.

Thanks
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Post by oops66 »

I can not reproduce this bug.
But what is your default text editor ?
notepad ?, metapad ? or else ?
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Jon R. wrote:Hi Pierre,

I know it's strange...it's driving me crazy too :)
???? If you check filename, filesize & filedate, you have that???
Yes, i can check off everything in the "Generate File Listing" dialog and I still only get this:

Code: Select all

Name            Size       Date      Properties     Type                                               Description          

back.gif                -1 2005                                                                        
backhover.gif           -1 2005      
Thanks for looking into this so quickly...I am uninstalling and reinstalling for the 5th time on my laptop after purging any registry issues and cleaning out the XnView .ini settings in my user folder. I am hoping it will eventually resolve itself...

If anyone can reproduce, please tell us.

Thanks
Could you send me your email by PM, i would like to send you a test version...
Pierre.
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Post by Jon R. »

I spent a few hours last night and found out what is going wrong...it worked on both computers I have here so I am pretty sure you can replicate. Here's what to do:

1. Select a a root folder with subfolders in it that have images
2. With the root folder selected in the bowser window go to "View" > "Show files in subfolders" to load all the images in all subfolders
3. Switch to "Thumbnails & Details" View
4. Enter a description for 1 or more images
5. Still viewing all the images in "Thumbnails & Details" View, select all images (Ctrl + A).
6. Now go to "Create" > "File Listing" and check off some or all of the parameters in the check box

Your result will be a "listing.txt" file in Notepad with "-1" as the file sizes for all images, the file paths will display and the date will display (if you checked off ALL boxes). All other parameters will not display.

I figured out that the only way to get a file listing with all the details in it is I have to back up to the root folder which contains all the images, select the root folder icon and only then "Create" > "File Listing" while the root folder icon is selected. Then the "listing.txt" file will display everything.

Also, note that if you are showing a number of files across multiple subfolders in recursive mode and you attempt to refresh, XnView throws you back to the root folder.

Hope you can recreate...fingers crossed :)

I will also send you a PM with my email...thanks, Jon
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Post by xnview »

No i can't repoduce it
Jon R. wrote: 1. Select a a root folder with subfolders in it that have images
Root folder like c:\?
Pierre.
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Post by Jon R »

Hi Pierre,

I was hoping that was enough to reproduce :(
root like C:\
Yeah, you can put the main folder on C:\ but i really mean any folder with subfolders like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Desktop\MainFolder

And under "MainFolder" you have (for example)

Main Folder
- images1
+ 1.jpg
+ 2.gif
+ 3.jpg
- images2
+ 4.jpg
+ 5.gif

If I recurse from the root "Main Folder" in the Browse view and it displays all images, then I select all the image icons and try to create the file listing, i get the error.

Is there a way I can attach screenshots here with step-by-step instructions of how I got to the error and what I am getting? If not, is there any way i can attach a .doc or .rtf file here with the step-by-step of how I arrived at the error?

Thanks,
jon
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Jon R wrote: If I recurse from the root "Main Folder" in the Browse view and it displays all images, then I select all the image icons and try to create the file listing, i get the error.
Ok, now i can reproduce it with 'recurse...'
Pierre.