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Offline JD-FINEART

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Beginners questions: Ingesting images
« on: March 31, 2019, 11:51:21 AM »
Dear all,

I am a boudoir and beauty photographer from Germany and have downloaded Photo Mechanic for evaluation purposes. Currently I do all my ingesting and culling with Lightroom, however, due to an increasing amount of images and the fact the Lightroom is very... Slow, I am currently looking for a fast alternative.

During the past week, since PM 6 has been released, I have made intensive testing and am struggling with a few things. First:

- When I come home from a shooting weekend I usually have thousands of images from multiple days on my SD card. For ingesting I am looking for a way to copy my image to the SSD with the following scheme: yyyy/yyyy-mm-dd/yyyymmdd_A73_[sequence_4-digits].ARW I was able to implement this scheme, however, encountered an issue: The sequence number is counting straight forward throughout the shooting days, however, I wanted to have started the sequence with 0001 on each shooting day. Is there a way in PM to get this realized? Of course, I can reset the sequence within the ingesting dialog, however, that would mean manual effort that I would love to avoid. Lightroom automatically restarted the sequence by shooting day

- From the PM help I have learned that rating the images works with 1-5 keys. However, within PM I saw that I have to press CTRL + 1-5. Can this behavior be changed? Would love to rate just by hitting 1-5

I would be glad to get help from the more experienced PM 6 users  :)

Thanks a lot in advance!

Joerg

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Re: Beginners questions: Ingesting images
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 12:50:09 PM »
- From the PM help I have learned that rating the images works with 1-5 keys. However, within PM I saw that I have to press CTRL + 1-5. Can this behavior be changed? Would love to rate just by hitting 1-5

Under the PM preferences, go to the Accessibility section. Then "Single Key Shortcuts" and switch the option to "0-5 sets Rating."
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Re: Beginners questions: Ingesting images
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 10:43:32 PM »
Under the PM preferences, go to the Accessibility section. Then "Single Key Shortcuts" and switch the option to "0-5 sets Rating."

Thanks Kevin, did the trick! Any idea for the sequencing challenge?

Kind regards,
Joerg

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Re: Beginners questions: Ingesting images
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 06:35:19 PM »
I don't have any ideas for the sequencing, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible, just not something I have needed to dive that deeply into myself.
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