Request: Importing from old, and GPS editing

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foxyshadis
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Request: Importing from old, and GPS editing

Post by foxyshadis »

A few wishes, after testing 0.51:
Importing categories, ratings, etc from the old XnView would be awesome. Even if I have to export manually and reload into the new one, I don't care; I know my way around sqlite and can do that if it's supported, but I don't want to break anything. Having a way to actually load right from the database would be best, though.

GPS XMP editing. You already have exiftool support to read tag, so using it for editing tags should be relatively simple, especially since it's good at translating lots of formats into the necessary one. Alternately, the GPS tag is well documented and you already read it, so writing it would be easy, creating the GUI for it would be the only time-consuming part.

I can't figure out how to change the basic interface color. You can change the background of the thumbnails, and of course the view and fullscreen colors, but I just can't find a way to extend that to the rest of the browser and the UI in general; for photos I usually prefer a dark or black background.
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Re: Request: Importing from old, and GPS editing

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foxyshadis wrote:Importing categories, ratings, etc from the old XnView would be awesome. Even if I have to export manually and reload into the new one, I don't care; I know my way around sqlite and can do that if it's supported, but I don't want to break anything. Having a way to actually load right from the database would be best, though.
Pierre sez he has to wait until the database format doesn't change anymore before he can issue a migration utility.
foxyshadis wrote:I can't figure out how to change the basic interface color. You can change the background of the thumbnails, and of course the view and fullscreen colors, but I just can't find a way to extend that to the rest of the browser and the UI in general; for photos I usually prefer a dark or black background.
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Zottt
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Re: Request: Importing from old, and GPS editing

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Is there any update on this? I searched but didn't find any migration utility.
Category.db mentions
xnview wrote: Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:47 am See Issue 570 for current status and details.
The Issue 570 is closed as "resolved" and i cannot recognize the solution.
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michel038
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Re: Request: Importing from old, and GPS editing

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Maybe in XnViewMP :
Tools > Settings > Catalog > Tools > "Import category.db" ?
Zottt
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Re: Request: Importing from old, and GPS editing

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michel038 wrote: Fri Apr 14, 2023 1:34 pm Maybe in XnViewMP :
Tools > Settings > Catalog > Tools > "Import category.db" ?
Thank you, Michel!
Is this for xnview.db or for category.db? I tried both and in both cases i got a success message.
Now in XNViewMP category i find a category xnview with the expected subcategories!
And - as it looks like - the ratings have been imported as well! From my knowledge they have been stored in xnview.db before.
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Re: Request: Importing from old, and GPS editing

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I don't really know, I've never tried it.
It's nice to know that it works for ratings too