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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread - Statistics Panel
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2018, 05:07:33 PM »
Great job on the 2018 release. It installed flawlessly on both my desktop and notebook. It just seems a bit faster. I've been using it without any issues for my normal workflow.

In addition I spent some time poking around on features that I don't regularly use. Statistics works nicely, however I found that for numerical data, such as focal length, that there were just too many unique focal lengths to get the range covered, even with 150 categories. It's not very useful to know how many images were at tenths of mm differences. Adding a bin size parameter would be useful for this kind of data.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2018, 05:10:25 PM »
Which "statistics" do you mean? Statistics App? Statistics Panel? ... The app is just an example for what can be done. It does not try to do everything.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2018, 05:47:45 PM »
The statistics panel.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2018, 05:52:40 PM »
Thanks for the great work!

Installed and FIRST sight: superb!
Specially the stack-button (see all stacked files) is very cool.

More to explore later this week.  :D
Best wishes from Switzerland! :-)
Markus

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2018, 05:57:44 PM »
The statistics panel.

If you have so many different focal length I would limit to the top 20 or 30.
Or use the data-driven category for focal length below the IMatch Standard Categories category.
For data-driven categories you can also use variables as input, which allows you to transform and cluster your focal length. Or, use the metadata tag but apply the numeric ranges option.
Usually focal length is not so interesting but there are at least 3 ways in IMatch to get feedback about which focal length you use most.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2018, 01:46:29 AM »
Downloaded on a slow internet connection - no problem. All went smoothly. Thanks for all your great work Mario!

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2018, 07:38:18 AM »
The search is great and very fast! Great.

I like the fact, that I can search for filename and headline, description and title in one search. Because I have to search mostly in these fields.
In my 257'000 files I search for e.g. "meunier" and IMatch finds 54 files in roughly about 2 seconds!!

Thanks for that - and for the new "hide/unhide stacks" - possibility.  :D
Best wishes from Switzerland! :-)
Markus

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2018, 09:33:40 AM »
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In my 257'000 files I search for e.g. "meunier" and IMatch finds 54 files in roughly about 2 seconds!!

That's great, isn't it?
Considering that you search file name, headline, description and title this means that IMatch has to search over a million metadata values. And it does this in 2s.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: July 25, 2018, 11:46:54 AM »
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In my 257'000 files I search for e.g. "meunier" and IMatch finds 54 files in roughly about 2 seconds!!

That's great, isn't it?
Considering that you search file name, headline, description and title this means that IMatch has to search over a million metadata values. And it does this in 2s.

Indeed!
Great and if I lean back and think about it: is awesome, really!

Thanks for this!
Best wishes from Switzerland! :-)
Markus

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2018, 06:37:24 PM »
I waited to upgrade until today and IMatch 2018.7.6 was released
and the bug solution  "Invalid GPS Destination (looked at) #00596" was integrated.

After Backing up I started the upgrade.
All went smooth and fast including the database upgrade for my more than 200.000 pics.

First I was dissapointed, until I found the menu item "Display field of view"  ;)
Now I love the long awaited new feature "Field of view" Thanks a lot.  :) :) :)
So I don't need to open "Geo Setter"  separately anymore for this functionality.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 06:39:31 PM by pmbvw »

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2018, 06:41:10 PM »
I'm glad that you like it. Many other cool enhancements in IMatch 2018!

You can disable the FOV because many users find it irritating (unless needed). And displaying 100 files with "FOV on for all" can render everything in blue  ;)

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2018, 01:39:31 PM »
Am Wochenende vom Urlaub zurück.
Am Montagmorgen Banküberweisung getätigt.
Vorhin die Freigabe erhalten - schneller geht es nicht. Super

IM 2018.7.6 sofort installiert - klappte reibunglos.
Anpassung hat nicht mal ein Augenzwinkern gedauert.

Jetzt gehe ich auf Entdeckungsreise. Ist wie Weihnachten und das bei der Affenhitze.
Hans-Wolfgang

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2018, 02:26:46 PM »
Prima.

Für einen Überblick: https://www.photools.com/imatch-2018-whats-new/
Alle neuen Funktionen und Änderungen im Detail: https://www.photools.com/release-notes/?productId=276 und die folgenden release notes.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2018, 05:52:48 PM »
This is actually a new question regarding IMatch 2018.  Currently a fairly long time user of IMatch starting at level 3 and 2017 version user.  In the process of budgeting for staying a current user of IMatch xx, compared with other options (not many), how long does my upgrade fee of $71.99  cover me for free updates?  Did not see a clear statement on this.

Thanks, Tom

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2018, 06:34:21 PM »
When you purchase a license, you pay to get a license for the current IMatch version. Like you would buy a book.
If you want access to a newer major version and continuous support from me, you buy a license for the new major version when it comes out.

IMatch does not use a subscription-based license model and will not stop working when you don't buy the upgrade.

If you think you have not got enough mileage out of your license purchase, use IMatch for a couple of months longer.

The last paid upgrade for IMatch was in June 2017, 13 months ago.
Assuming you've bought an upgrade on the first day for 69$ you've paid 5,30$ per month to use my software and my support.
That's less than you pay for one coffee at Starbucks. And less than a Big Mac.

For details about my fair upgrade and update policy, see https://www.photools.com/shop#a_upgpol.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2018, 05:16:41 PM »
Great! Great! Great! Installation went like a dream. Search speed second to none! Excellent work and money well spent!

Cheers, Juergen

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2018, 05:41:08 PM »
Great. Thanks for the feedback. Check out all the other exciting stuff in the new release.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 22, 2018, 01:38:27 AM »
Hi Mario.

I tried to update to 2018 on 17/11, but stupidly entered the credit card expiry date incorrectly, and the card was denied. Following the instructions in the email I received, I changed the information, but could not get back to the order page. So I tried again; but, of course, the discount code was now invalid...

Could you possibly reset the code for me so that I can complete the upgrade at the discounted price? My order number was : 578803663.

I've sent a couple of emails to 'support', but have got no reply.

Thanks!

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #68 on: November 22, 2018, 08:45:46 AM »
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I've sent a couple of emails to 'support', but have got no reply.

When did you send these emails? And to which "support"? You can contact me via support email address and I will respond within 24 hours. It's 8:30 AM here in Germany so If you did sent your several emails last night, I might not have read them yet. I usually start with 30 to 50 fresh emails every morning...

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2018, 11:16:03 AM »
I sent both emails to DELETED' - the first on 19/11 and the second on 21/11.
They contained my order number, lincence key and coupon code.
Should I resend?


NOTE: Email address deleted by ADMIN.
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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2018, 12:14:21 PM »
I apologize. All your emails went straight into the SPAM filter.
I have replied to your email from yesterday. A new coupon code has been assigned to your user account.

PS: Please don't post email addresses in public forums like this. There are many SPAM bots visiting forums every day, trying to collect new email addresses to use for sending/receiving SPAM...

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2018, 12:41:02 PM »
Thanks, Mario.

All up and running. I plan to have a good look (of course), but especially the new search and the ability to open all stacks.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2018, 01:16:06 PM »
I recommend to read all the info on

https://www.photools.com/imatch-2018-whats-new/

and then the release notes of all versions since 2018:

https://www.photools.com/release-notes/

to learn about all the new features in IMatch 2018. There are surely some new things, options, switches or commands which allow you to manage your files easier.

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 26, 2018, 04:00:33 PM »
Mario, I wish to thank you, and would like everyone out there to know about your outstanding customer service. I have just received a refund notice for the difference on my upgrade purchase of IM 2018. I am now taking an in-depth look at the software and the information in the help files and on the site.   

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Re: IMatch 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 26, 2018, 04:53:00 PM »
This was not a gift  :)

You just had missed to enter your coupon code and accidentally paid the full price. I just corrected that. Fair is fair.

And, selfishly, good customer service usually pays off in the end.
Happy users buy upgrades and tell others about IMatch and their support experience. So maybe more users learn about IMatch and can see if it works for them, too.