Duplicate Categories

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dadamia
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Duplicate Categories

Post by dadamia »

I'm trying XnView-MP 0.35 on a couple of Debian Linux machines. The only problem I've encountered so far is the creation of duplicate categories.

As I create categories and assign photos to them, I often see new duplicate categories show up in the category pane. When I delete one of the duplicates, the photos previously assigned to that category are no longer assigned to the remaining duplicate. (That may depend on which duplicate I delete. I haven't figured that out yet.)

What's going on here?
marsh
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Re: Duplicate Categories

Post by marsh »

Are categories capitalized the same? There is an import option which can create both 'testing' and 'Testing' at same time.

Options... Browser>Metadata>[x]Import XMP subject or IPTC keyword to DB Categories
dadamia
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Re: Duplicate Categories

Post by dadamia »

Thanks marsh. Un-checking that option fixed the problem.

The issue wasn't capitalization. It appears that XnView was reading keywords that had previously been placed in my photo files by another program (probably F-Spot) and creating new categories with those names. Some of these words were the same as the category names that I was creating with XnView, thus causing duplicate categories.
iatros
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Re: Duplicate Categories

Post by iatros »

Is there a possibility to edit these "inbound" xnview-categories?
thx Martin
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Re: Duplicate Categories

Post by xnview »

If you have this option, XnView create categories from IPTC keywords...
iatros wrote:Is there a possibility to edit these "inbound" xnview-categories?
What do you want to do?
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