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Find damaged photos

Post by TGB72 » Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:00 pm

Hi,

My hd crashed recently and I lost a lot of files including thousand of photos, I could recover most of them but many pictures are damaged (photoshop call these pictures incomplete/truncated) so what I'm needing now is separate automatically those that are damaged. there is any way to scan, detect and separate all damaged pictures with xnview

thanks in advance

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Re: find damaged photos

Post by helmut » Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:34 pm

TGB72 wrote:...so what I'm needing now is separate automatically those that are damaged. there is any way to scan, detect and separate all damaged pictures with xnview
HD crash is not nice.

A simple way to seperate the damaged images from the non-damaged images in one directory is to browse with XnView, switch to details view (Menu "View->View as->Details") and then sort the images by properties(Menu "View->Arrange by->Properties" or simple click into the column "Properties").
Since the properties of all the damaged images aren't determinable, the info will be blank and the damaged images will be grouped together.

That's the theory, not quite sure whether this really works. Also, the method described above might too be much work if you have many directories.

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Post by Guest » Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:49 pm

thanks for reply but it seems not to work since most of damaged pictures have properties (ie. 800x600 16M) and can be viewed with xnview it's just that the pictures are shown incomplete, see below

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Like I said before photoshop displays a warning message saying that these pictures are incomplete/truncated/damaged.

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Post by xnview » Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:48 am

Anonymous wrote:thanks for reply but it seems not to work since most of damaged pictures have properties (ie. 800x600 16M) and can be viewed with xnview it's just that the pictures are shown incomplete, see below
Like I said before photoshop displays a warning message saying that these pictures are incomplete/truncated/damaged.
Yes,strange, xnview read it without message?
Pierre.

TGB72

Post by TGB72 » Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:59 pm

yes, xnview read these images like any other one, there is no message, it happens the same thing with other popular viewers, just photoshop can detect that they are damaged :(
It would be great if xnview could detect and group these incomplete photos in the browser

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