"Subfolder for converted files" also for Batch Pro

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"Subfolder for converted files" also for Batch Pro

Post by Dreamer »

Please add option "Subfolder for converted files" (from Shell Extension) also for Batch Processing in XnView.

If the images are from more folders/paths, then create subfolder in each when using option "use original path".

Currently it's hard to locate the converted files, especially in the multiple folders with many files, when using rename option.

Thanks.
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Re: "Subfolder for converted files" also for Batch

Post by helmut »

Dreamer wrote:Please add option "Subfolder for converted files" (from Shell Extension) also for Batch Processing in XnView. ...
Couldn't this be achieved this by setting output directory to "$/<subfolder name>", e.g. "$/small"? Sure enough this is too complicated for beginners (how should they know?). So your suggestion is good but should be discussed and refined.
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Post by Dreamer »

OK, it's working, thanks, but then it should be (quite) easy to implement??

At least it should be in Help.

I think it's very important, because it's really hard to locate many files from multiple folders, or just many files from one large folder.

Another solution - special [>] button with these menu items:

$
$/Converted
...

Perhaps with the hint:

$ (original path)
$/Converted (original path/subfolder name)
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Post by helmut »

Dreamer wrote:... Another solution - special [>] button with these menu items:
+1 Good idea!

The menu should have meaningful entries like
Current directory
Date
Time
...

(A bit like the special button [>] in Batch Rename dialog)