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General Discussion and Questions / Re: Moving Imatch to New Compo...
Last post by Josebr - March 26, 2023, 09:24:19 PM
Thank You everyone for your help, especially Mario. All my categories were there with the move to a new computer. But the custom layout and category tabs did not move over. After hours of research, I was able to figure out how I added them back. Pack and Go did not do as advertised, hence I wasted hours of time trying to figure out how to get things back. I wish I could get my time back.
General Discussion and Questions / Re: [German]: Zeitzone wird wi...
Last post by Mario - March 26, 2023, 06:37:59 PM
Warum sollte das Bearbeiten von Kategorien Metadaten verändern? Das kann ich mir nicht vorstellen.
Was machst Du genau, in welcher Reihenfolge, sind die Zeitstempel bereits in die Datei geschrieben?

Eine Zeitangabe ohne Zeitzone ist "undefiniert" und kann alles bedeuten. UTC? West Coast? Hong-Kong? Deutschland?
Die XMP-Zeitstempel sollten immer eine Zeitzone enthalten. IMatch 2023 stellt das beim Import extra sicher, Teil der Änderungen und Umstellung auf interne Zeithaltung in UTC.
General Discussion and Questions / [German]: Zeitzone wird wieder...
Last post by HaWo - March 26, 2023, 06:25:47 PM
Mit Time Wiz habe ich alle Zeitzonen gelöscht. Wenn ich Kategorien bearbeite wird im Erstelldatum und Digit-Datum wieder die Zeitzone in den betreffenden Dateien eingetragen. Ist das so beabsichtigt?
Ursprungsdatum u. -zeit bleiben zum Glück erhalten.

General / Re: Icon 'File has GPS coordin...
Last post by Mario - March 26, 2023, 11:07:33 AM
Removing GPS data is not a common operation. Except maybe when exporting an image before uploading it somewhere. The Batch Processor in IMatch gives full control over what metadata to export.

Else, just select the images you want to remove GPS data from, clear all the GPS data in the Default Metadata Panel layout (lat/lon/alt/timestamp) and then write back.

Note: This may not remove all GPS data in your files, because there are GPS record entries not affected my removing coordinates. If you want to be sure, you can use the following command in the IMatch ExifTool Command Processor:

# im-warn


# im-warn

when there is an external XMP file.

Make sure you have selected the correct files before you run this. There is no undo!
General Discussion and Questions / Re: Relations Question
Last post by Mario - March 26, 2023, 11:00:46 AM
QuoteCtrl+click on a selected file in my system changes the colour to the light green shown.
This is the (documented) way to remove the focus from a file. It is then only selected.
You usually don't control-click an already selected file.
General / Re: Icon 'File has GPS coordin...
Last post by moviemaker445 - March 26, 2023, 03:13:08 AM
Thankyou Michael for your suggestion.

This situation arose after I used a specialist Geotagging program called HoudahGeo to remove all the GPS info. The removal is confirmed  by the empty GPS fields in the IMatch GPS Metadata panel.

I performed an IMatch Metadata write back on the affected files with all GPS fields blank as you suggested, but the GPS icon remained.

I found that if I gave the image a dummy GPS location in IMatch, saved the metadata, then deleted all entries in the IMatch GPS Panel, the icon then disappeared.

Is there a quicker way of deleting all GPS metadata than field by field in the GPS Metadata Panel?

General Discussion and Questions / Re: Relations Question
Last post by moviemaker445 - March 26, 2023, 01:53:11 AM
Thanks Mario. I incorrectly thought that after selecting a range of files, Ctrl+click created the 'focussed' file. Ctrl+click on a selected file in my system changes the colour to the light green shown. I Will ammend my technique. :)
Variables format numbers and dates/times using the user's Windows number, date and time settings and formats set for the current user. Check your Windows time format settings.

I am in North America and the Application Time Zone does not have the leading zero (eg. in my area it gives -6:00 instead of -06:00).   I didn't think of this as an error just an inconvenience until I noticed in the Help documentation the example shows a leading zero  (" E.g. for Germany, this variable returns +01:00 or +02:00").

I assume if it uses a leading zero for east of UTC it should also for west of UTC.