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General Discussion and Questions / Re: Duplicate values in countr...
Last post by Mario - December 06, 2023, 07:03:38 PM
This appears related to,13776.0.html (?=), which I could not reproduce so far.

You speak about a Metadata Template but your screen shot shows a location in the Map Panel.
How does your Metadata Template look like? Which tags does it fill? Have you enabled the option to also apply a location?
General Discussion and Questions / Duplicate values in country an...
Last post by zematima - December 06, 2023, 06:47:31 PM
I have this metadata template to fill. I began with Country ({File.MD.Composite\MWG-Country\Country\0}), then City ({File.MD.Composite\MWG-City\City\0}) - 1.jpg - and then Latitude and Longitude. After choosing to apply the coordinates to the files - 2.jpg - I have to choose  - 3.jpg - if I want to apply the coordinates and data (name of the country, city,...) to the files. If I choose Cancel it cancels everything. If I choose Ok and AFTER save the data I have got duplicates in country and city - 4.jpg
In 3.jpg a No option would be nice. Or am I doing something wrong?
If I began with Longitude and Latitude and then save the file and after that put the country and city everything is fine.
Thanks in advance.
Off-Topic / Re: All your stuff into the cl...
Last post by Mario - December 06, 2023, 03:54:22 PM
When I recall correctly, the SONY TV I've bought beginning of this year contacted over 60 (!) servers after booting, including Facebook, Google and a large number of known marketing companies and data collectors.
And one SONY server to download updates. I use a software named Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi which allows me to track such things easily. Needless to say that the TV can only connect to the guest Wi-Fi and only every couple of months to check for updates.

I think the electronic companies make a lot of money from tracking their viewers and selling that data.
Many modern TVs contain microphones arrays and infrared cameras to allow users to control them by voice and gesture.
And to "optimize" the viewing experience, depending on how many users are currently sitting in front of the TV and which channel or stream is playing. Somewhere on page 113 of their terms of service they allow themselves to collect all that data and send it back home to "optimize their products and services"...
Off-Topic / Re: All your stuff into the cl...
Last post by Jingo - December 06, 2023, 02:37:20 PM
I too see this more and more... in fact, this just came up yesterday while I was watching a video about a music production VST that takes audio tracks of drums and auto-splices them.  The splices are then analyzed for different types of drums, and then compiled into rhythm combinations to create instant drum mixes.. really cool!  

However, the software auto-uploads the audio tracks to their server before doing its magic.. locally!  They say this allows you to "store your tracks for future use - naming and giving them icons".. but there is really no reason this needs to be done and no indication what the company is doing with the tracks!  Ugh!!
Off-Topic / Re: All your stuff into the cl...
Last post by Mario - December 06, 2023, 02:12:14 PM
Quote from: DigPeter on December 06, 2023, 12:47:59 PMGood idea to encrypt locally - how is that done?
I use  German software called Cryptomator ( on Windows and Linux for that purpose.

It basically maintains one (or more) encrypted files in a folder on your disk. This is called a vault.
When being "Unlocked" in Cryptomator, the software makes the contents of vault available as a normal drive in Windows. You see the unencrypted data in that drive.
You can work with it in Windows Explorer and all software like with any other drive (create folders, copy and move files etc.) But everything you store on that drive is written to the encrypted file in the background.
When you store the file into a folder that is monitored and synched by OneDrive / DropBox, they will upload and sync the file like any other file. But they will only ever see the encrypted data.

Cryptomator is "donor ware". You can pay a sum of your choice to support the further development.
A free alternative would be the free software VeraCrypt ( from France, which basically does the same.
General / Re: Dual Media & Folders views
Last post by Mario - December 06, 2023, 01:59:08 PM
QuoteHowever, the problem appears to be restricted to two panels: Favorites and Attributes.
Interesting. I take it that both tooltips for the toolbar and right-click context menus fails for these two panels?
I'll have a look and see if and what these panels do different. There should be no difference since the same toolbars (and tooltips) are used everywhere. Very strange. Hopefully I can find something out or reproduce this somehow.

I'll move this to the bug report board for now.
Off-Topic / Re: All your stuff into the cl...
Last post by DigPeter - December 06, 2023, 12:47:59 PM
I have an instinctive distrust of the cloud.  The techy who commissioned my computer somehow disabled OneDrive, at my request, so that this is not the default storage location.  Good idea to encrypt locally - how is that done?
General / Re: Dual Media & Folders views
Last post by suttonbg - December 06, 2023, 12:01:30 PM
Dear Mario,

Thank you for your continued interest in this issue. I've tried the things you suggested with a mixed bag of results.

Normally, I simply slide panels from one monitor to the other. Tonight, I undocked them and then moved them. The results were the same as I reported yesterday.

However, the problem appears to be restricted to two panels: Favorites and Attributes. Pop-up dialog boxes in Categories and Metadata panels worked as expected in all cases.

I wondered if the problem was restricted to iMatch, so I tried another couple of applications where windows or panels could be undocked.

Geosetter: a similar problem to iMatch when any menu item is selected.

Adobe Bridge: no problem.

I have attached a SysInfo file in case that offers any clues.

I am quite prepared to believe that this is a problem specific to my setup, but now that I know what to expect, I can work around it, in that case.

General / Re: Auto Fill Template
Last post by Mario - December 06, 2023, 10:55:34 AM
The duplication is most likely caused while you include multiple linked tags in your AutoFill template. Remove the duplicate tags (City etc.) and now duplication will occur. See the details in your other bug report.

I will try to reproduce the AutoFill "empty"...? issue here. Not sure that I understand the bug report completely. I will post questions when I cannot reproduce it.
Off-Topic / Re: All your stuff into the cl...
Last post by jch2103 - December 06, 2023, 12:26:18 AM
Yes, and it seems to be getting worse (more nagging).