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Offline OldRadioGuy

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Unable to add to Collection
« on: April 26, 2019, 08:59:02 AM »
6.0 Build 3029

1. In a contact sheet select several images.
2. Move to the Collections tab and select a Collections category created earlier
3. Right-click on the Collections category
4. An options menu appears for less than a second, then disappears
5. The actions in #3 and #4 above result in the appearance of two new search tabs over the contact sheet window. The last search tab result is blank. The search tab prior to that shows thumbnails for all the files in the database — in this case, over 30,000.

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macOS Mojave Version 10.14.4
iMac Retina  5K, 27-inch 2017
Processor 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Graphics Radeon Pro 580 8 GB


Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Olympus PEN-F

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Re: Unable to add to Collection
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 02:50:27 PM »
I'm also unable to add images to a collection. Literally can't find any way to do it.

Late 2013 15" Macbook Pro, maxed out.

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Re: Unable to add to Collection
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 09:05:56 PM »
Hi Travis
This had me totally confused too. The post from OldRadioGuy gave me a clue.
Here is what I did after creating a new Catalog
1. Opened a contact sheet (any one will do)
2. Next to the folder icon at the top of the column on the left is a new icon which looks like a small sub menu list in graphic form
3. Click on that
4. I went to the Catalog Menu and chose Scan to catalog
5. I selected a whole bunch of folders
6. Pressed Start button
7. Waited until the scan was complete
8. Below the section which allows quick search there is a section called Tasks
9. That section shows me 5 rectangles
10. I click on the bottom one (The catalog I created)
11. It is called: "Catalog Image Preview"
12. I also have a new Tab in the contact sheet tab set called: "Search"
13. If I click on that Tab I get my whole catalog OR the ones which match the search criteria I have selected

My Image count for my catalog is 16,740

I am still exploring the search options. The good news is that it uses all the contents of the lists of keywords I had already created for selecting and tagging (IPTC) so it is very powerful

 :) :) :)

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Re: Unable to add to Collection
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 09:29:42 PM »
I just fixed a number of the Collection issues that have been reported so Collections will be somewhat more usable in the next Photo Mechanic Plus beta build.