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Offline mcasan

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support for more file types
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:23:12 pm »
I use apps such as Luminar and Aurora that have their own native file types.    Any chance we can get those supported to link to editors and get previews on the contact sheets of folders where they reside?

If not can we have a tool to allow up to define new file types that point to editors.....even if the previews are missing on contact sheets?

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Re: support for more file types
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 09:04:48 am »
I use apps such as Luminar and Aurora that have their own native file types.    Any chance we can get those supported to link to editors and get previews on the contact sheets of folders where they reside?

Their formats are proprietary and are undocumented.  Until they are documented or an open source library is provided then PM won't be able to render those files.

If not can we have a tool to allow up to define new file types that point to editors.....even if the previews are missing on contact sheets?

PM already provides the ability to set up ten custom editors not tied to any specific file type.  They should work fine.

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Re: support for more file types
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 12:55:00 pm »
Any way to link those 10 editors to a specific file types?     That would solve the problem.
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Re: support for more file types
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 02:37:51 pm »
Any way to link those 10 editors to a specific file types?     That would solve the problem.

Not sure I follow.  You right-click on a file, choose your editor from the "Edit photo with" submenu.  It should work.

We have no support for the file types you requested (no editor 'plugin' for them) so there is no way to map them to anything.  They're unknown files as far as PM is concerned.

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Re: support for more file types
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 12:39:52 pm »
I am just adding my support to being able to preview files from Luminar and Aurora. I understand the problem that the file formats are proprietary and undocumented. Perhaps we (users of Photo Mechanic) can ask Macphun (Skylum) about providing the needed information.

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Re: support for more file types
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 10:31:01 pm »
I am just adding my support to being able to preview files from Luminar and Aurora. I understand the problem that the file formats are proprietary and undocumented. Perhaps we (users of Photo Mechanic) can ask Macphun (Skylum) about providing the needed information.

I suggest that you do that.  Definitely.  If they get enough requests for it from their users then perhaps they will act.

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