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General Discussion and Questions / Re: Categories: show parent di...
Last post by Mario - April 13, 2024, 08:06:53 AM
A category (virtually) contains all of it's directly assigned files and the files assigned to it's child categories.
A category has no access to the files assigned to it's parent category. It does not even know it's parent category - the hierarchy works parent -> child, not child -> parent.

For which scenario would that even be useful? What are you trying to do?
Feature Requests / Re: Friendly Names for Categor...
Last post by JohnZeman - April 13, 2024, 03:49:22 AM

Feature Requests / Friendly Names for Category Bo...
Last post by Tveloso - April 13, 2024, 02:40:57 AM
I would like to resurrect this FR:,6938.0.html
QuoteSimilar to the way folder Friendly Names work, I'd like to see something like that available for category bookmarks.  Currently for long category name bookmarks I can either scroll clear to the right to see the end name, or if I let my mouse hover over each bookmark I see the full path to the category, but friendly names would be even better.

I have a few Category Bookmarks that all "look identical" (because only the "parent path" is visible).  As John says, we can scroll, or hover the mouse pointer, to see the leaf of the category that the bookmark points to...but it would be nice to be able to rename the bookmarks to something that would identify them at a glance.
General Discussion and Questions / Re: Something seriously wrong ...
Last post by eyemack - April 13, 2024, 12:14:34 AM
Is the template something you can share?
I had the situation where the legacy keywords were persistent - even after running the ECP preset - and of course, one legacy tag means the whole block gets recreated at write-back time.  And I was caught in a cycle.,13997.msg99163.html#msg99163

My solution was to have a metadata template that specifically deleted the legacy keywords and then I had a 2 step process:

1. Run the ECP preset
2. Apply my metadata template

Then everything was clean and I had no further issues. 

General / Re: External Icon File Glitchy...
Last post by Darius1968 - April 12, 2024, 09:49:33 PM
FWIW, as I've already said, when I reopen the database, to my dismay, the icon I specify isn't displaying in the file window toolbar (with experimental features active).  I can, however, reinstate it by (1) opening up the favorites panel, (2) right-clicking the favorite and Clipboard>Copy, (3) right-click and Paste.  At this point, if I delete only the original favorite and do nothing to the copy, the icon is reinstated again on the toolbar a few seconds later... STRANGE!!!  (Of course, this lasts only for the duration that the database is open - It disappears again, after I close and reopen the database.) 
General Discussion and Questions / Re: Farbanpassung der Programm...
Last post by sinus - April 12, 2024, 08:27:37 PM
Danke, blubber, für die interessanten Ausführungen!
Jetzt verstehe ich das besser. 

Keine Ahnung, ob es das gibt in DAMs, wird ev. nicht einfach sein.
Denn auch die meisten transparenten Bilder, zb wenn man die mit Google sucht, werden so mit dem Schachbrett dargestellt.

FALSS Du nichts findest, wäre eine Möglichkeit, mit einem (zb) Photoshop - Batch einfach die tausenden pngs auf eine (weisse) Ebene zu bringen, als Kopie speichern und die dann in IMatch zu verwalten. Ob als Versionen oder wie auch immer müsste man dann checken.
Ich habe momtentan rund 370'000 Fotos, da würden mich persönlich, angenommen ich würde das haben und wollen, einige Tausend mehr Bilder nicht stören.  8)

Viel Glück!
General Discussion and Questions / Re: Track Tool invalid format?
Last post by Mario - April 12, 2024, 08:11:34 PM
Very well.
IMatch uses standard Windows file routines to read the file, and they have a path limit of 254 characters, I believe.
Update: The maximum length of supported file names is 260 characters. All else requires Windows registry hacks of group policy changes.
General / Re: Diagnosis log warning form...
Last post by hluxem - April 12, 2024, 08:09:23 PM
QuoteNone of these warnings should happen.

Unfortunately, these things happen. I think at some point in time it was asked to assign the files to a temporary category when running the diagnosis. That would make it much easier to identify which files are involved and what was done before it happened. I agree not necessary if it would not happen, but it does. I have come to ignore the warning as it's too much effort to hunt for the small number of files. I have not seen anything which would allow me to reproduce the problem.

I just run a diagnosis after working on the database for some days.126 warnings, most of them were for missing GPS flags on files, 2 face records without thumbnail (assigned to category, nice!) and 24 of the following:

QuoteAnno Face region found in file [455516] with invalid face link [113343]. Face link removed

I checked 2 of these files, they show annotations with a question mark. It looks like a manual face annotation without the blue checkmark. These annotations had persons assigned before. I tried to reassign a person, the person selection box opens, and I can select a person. When the box closes the question mark is still there, I cannot assign a person to the annotation. Rescan with "Reload Metadata" does not change anything, rescan "Force Update" shows the annotation with the person assigned person. After the force update the annotation reacts normal and I can assign different persons.
If there is anything I can do to help track these things down, please let me know.
General Discussion and Questions / Categories: show parent direct...
Last post by hamishr - April 12, 2024, 07:43:20 PM
When I click on a category I want to see not only the records directly assigned to it and records assigned to its child categories but I also want to see the records directly assigned to its parent categories. I can't work out how to show the parent direct assignments with the child direct assignments, when I am on the child record.  - can you help? Apologies if this query has been posted before - I was unsuccessful in finding a discussion on the topic.