Panorama X and Hindsight software


#21

Hi Jim (Cook),
Thank you for sharing ImageLog. Is there any way to import images with file path names in bulk into the ImageLog database?
Thanks,
Jim


#22

For many reasons I’ve always preferred to keep the image name and the path in separate fields. When you import into ImageLog the path should go into the ImagePath field. If the path is to a folder nested in the same folder as the ImageLog you can use relative paths such as :Images:2018:October. That makes it very easy to move the entire enclosing folder without orphaning any logged images. Otherwise use full paths in the standard Mac format of : as the folder separator.


#23

Hi Jim,
That makes perfect sense. I see I wasn’t clear with my initial question. I have a collection of photos that I’d like to manage with ImageLog, but I don’t know how to import the file paths into Panorama. If I created a text file containing all the files names and imported that, would that do the trick? I’m knee deep in the pdf of the old Handbook, reading up on Chapter 16: Images & Movies, and making some progress. But I’m still in the weeds and, short of dragging each file into the “DragReceiverObject,” not sure how to do this in bulk.


#24

The ‘trick’ is to have your text file set up with the image names, paths and other info, in separate fields. Thanks to the brilliant import built into Panorama X, you can specify what goes where in the ImageLog.

If you’re not familiar with it, see Text Import in Panorama Help. That may answer all of your questions.


#25

Hi Jim,

Sounds like I’m on the right track. I’m familiar with Text Import.

Thank you!

Jim

JamesCook

    November 8

JimA:
If I created a text file containing all the files names and imported that, would that do the trick?

The ‘trick’ is to have your text file set up with the image names, paths and other info, in separate fields. Thanks to the brilliant import built into Panorama X, you can specify what goes where in the ImageLog.

If you’re not familiar with it, see Text Import in Panorama Help. That may answer all of your questions.


#26

This warms my heart :slight_smile:


#27

I happen to know that you already have a very warm heart.


#28

Thanks Jim! Truly appreciate any info! You know I’m not technically inclined… Regarding the “Gatekeeper” you mentioned, is this something simple to get around after a restart or should I just dedicate my computer to the existing operating system… thanks! Apologize again for my lack of computer skills… gk


#29

You may not know it by name, but Gatekeeper is the one that pops up messages like “you downloaded something from the internet, are you sure you want to open it?” So it’s just a matter of having to click OK once in a while to run Panorama 6 on Mojave.

Of course, keeping an old computer is always an option. I still have a couple around in order to use software from bygone eras.


#30

Thank you Jim!!

I appreciate it. Love my Hindsight!