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#41
ExifTool produces a time zone offset automatically in the source data IMatch uses if there are time zone offsets available in EXIF. Which are optional. Sometimes both offsets are provided, sometimes only once (depends on camera/device/firmware/moon phase).

I don't have the time to scan and read hundred of rows of JSON from the MDA, sorry.
Just provide the images you have used. Then I can quickly check if they contain time zone offsets, if ExifTool is using them, if IMatch is using them etc.

See also How IMatch uses Date and Time Information where I explained all that and how difficult things are.
Besides, time zone offsets in XMP timestamps are optional. IMatch always adds them (unless they already exist in the XMP timestamp ExifTool produces from the file), based on time zone offsets found in the file or the mode configured by the user.
#42
Solved (Feature Requests) / Re: Next/Previous Video Button...
Last post by Mario - April 19, 2024, 09:04:54 AM
Media Player set to auto-play and then just navigate in the File Window to whatever video you want to preview?
#43
Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using Synology Phot...
Last post by stefanjan2 - April 18, 2024, 11:20:54 PM
Quote from: PandDLong on April 18, 2024, 07:54:20 PMAre you synching iMatch managed folders and files into a mirror copy on the NAS?  Is it run continuously or scheduled?
Up until recently I used Resilio Sync to mirror between my desktop, laptop and phone. I used my DS218Play to back up the files also using Resilio Sync

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to switch to using Synology Drive (app in the Synology Package Center) to synchronise between the NAS and all my devices. Among other things, I wanted to be able to synchronise images from my new laptop back to the NAS while travelling. I found that NAS was taking an age to do anything.

So after a lot of research, I decided to buy a Synology DS923+ NAS. I couldn't be happier, everything just seems to work without any slowdown on the NAS.

Synology Drive Server on the NAS runs continuously (not scheduled).

On the Synology Drive Server you select which folders are available - Team or Personal. I have just one top level Team folder selected.

On the device in Synology Drive Client (downloadable app) you select which pairs of folders you want to sync and chose the type of sync and whether you want everything or just on demand.

I don't envisage any issues with imatch during synchronisation of the image files. I'll probably use imatch pack and go periodically from desktop to laptop. But doing most of my culling and some editing on the laptop making sure I write changes back.
#44
Another update on this (complicated) issue:

QuoteMy raw processor developer (DxO) has responded to my recent input, saying
The DxO camera-lens team replied to say that the problem comes from the XMP attached to the image, which was generated by another software application.

The timezone for DateTimeOriginal is missing. It's our input data so it's normal that it's missing too after DxO process.

I ran the Metadata Analyst on a sample file (after it had been ingested into IM and an XMP file was created) and also on the JPG output file (both attached, so I haven't duplicated the date/time information).

I'm under the impression that 'XMP-exif DateTimeOriginal' doesn't necessarily include TZ information, but it appears that DxO relies on having TZ present in that tag for output. Am I correct about TZ being optional? It seems their choice of input metadata assumes TZ is present.

In my situation, I've been using the TimeWiz app to add TZ to output jpg files which addresses my problem in IM, although this is a extra processing step.
#45
Solved (Feature Requests) / Next/Previous Video Button in ...
Last post by ben - April 18, 2024, 09:26:17 PM
I'd like to ask for a possibility to jump to the next or previous video, when using the quickview.

The new video mode in the quickview is really great.
I often go fullscreen and to select the next video i have to leave the full screen, select the next video and open the full screen again.

Thanks
#46
Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using Synology Phot...
Last post by PandDLong - April 18, 2024, 07:54:20 PM
Quote from: stefanjan2 on April 18, 2024, 05:58:44 PMI use Synology Drive / Synology Drive Client to synchronise folders between the NAS Shared folder, desktop, laptop and also access from phone and tablet.

I am interested in this synchronise process.  

Are you synching iMatch managed folders and files into a mirror copy on the NAS?   Is it run continuously or scheduled?

I started out using OneDrive to synchronize and have a mirror copy but it would run into conflicts with iMatch with file locking and some other issues - so now my synch to create a copy of the files and folders is a manual process - which I would like to automate in some way.

Michael

#47
Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using Synology Phot...
Last post by PandDLong - April 18, 2024, 07:50:13 PM

I use a Synology NAS and I do put selected photos into the Photo folder and videos into the Video folder.  I did this as I use the media player from my TV and tablets in the home.   My NAS is not accessible from outside of my wi-fi (I use OneDrive for cloud based storage and outside access). I do not use the Synology Photos app as it would seem to compete with iMatch (but perhaps it is a good way to organize these selected photos that are copies not managed by iMatch).

I used those folders as it is a nicely labelled way to find photos and videos meant for sharing and in-home access and I keep it to the best content so one doesn't need to scroll through all of my collection (which is in other folders).

I have learned that the media player gives me the same access to the other folders on the NAS that may contain photos and videos and I can scroll through and find everything from anywhere on my wi-fi.  

So using the predefined folders isn't necessary in my experience but I find it useful.

Michael

#48
Off-Topic / Anyone using Synology Photos?
Last post by stefanjan2 - April 18, 2024, 05:58:44 PM
If you are using Synology Photos with iMatch, I would be interested in your workflow.

I've just upgraded my NAS to a Synology DS923+ and would like to make my best jpeg photos available on the NAS in albums.

My current workflow is to store Raw files and phone jpegs in day folders under year. Individual subfolders for processed jpegs, Affinity etc.

I use Synology Drive / Synology Drive Client to synchronise folders between the NAS Shared folder, desktop, laptop and also access from phone and tablet.

On the NAS I'm wondering whether it would make sense to change the folder on the NAS to the Synology Photos folder.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts
#49
General Discussion and Questions / Re: [EXP] File Window Icons (s...
Last post by sinus - April 18, 2024, 02:21:15 PM
Sounds very cool, Mario.

Yep, I think, on this way most of the users will be happy - including me.  ;D
#50
General Discussion and Questions / Re: [EXP] File Window Icons (s...
Last post by Mario - April 18, 2024, 01:42:25 PM
I've implemented my idea with a per File Window layout icon size and it works great.

The default height is 0, which means automatic. IMatch then uses an icon height of 10% from the panel width (as shown above).
The minimal height is set to 2/3 of the control font size (to ensure that the icons are visible and clickable) and the maximum height is 2 times control font height (maybe I'll make than 1.5), to not let icons grow too much.

This should work fine for 95% of the user base... ;)
The other 5% can configure a custom icon height between 8 and 99 pixels - for each layout individually.