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Offline KeithRJ

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User-defined list of sidecar files
« on: September 11, 2019, 05:36:00 PM »
I would like to be able to define a list of sidecar files (extensions) that would be copied/moved/deleted when working with corresponding image files.  A number of programs have their own sidecar files such as .dop used by DxO PhotoLab.

I would also like an option to hide or display sidecar files in contact sheets.

I do not expect PM+ to do anything with the contents of these files (except for .xmp files).

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Keith

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Re: User-defined list of sidecar files
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 06:44:19 PM »
Keith,

I would like to be able to define a list of sidecar files (extensions) that would be copied/moved/deleted when working with corresponding image files.  A number of programs have their own sidecar files such as .dop used by DxO PhotoLab.

I would also like an option to hide or display sidecar files in contact sheets.

I do not expect PM+ to do anything with the contents of these files (except for .xmp files).

Besides .DOP which we already optionally support, what else do you need?  It is unlikely that we'll add a generic file association system.

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Re: User-defined list of sidecar files
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 02:50:04 AM »
lmnr would be helpful.

Does PM already incorporate Capture NX-D sidecars?

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Re: User-defined list of sidecar files
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 07:46:51 AM »
Mick,

lmnr would be helpful.

Does PM already incorporate Capture NX-D sidecars?

No.  What is the file extension?

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Re: User-defined list of sidecar files
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 09:05:46 AM »
No.  What is the file extension?

Capture NX-D saves image edit parameters and image metadata to a text file with  extension ".nksc" a sub folder "NKS_PARAM" inside the image folder. I haven't looked at one for a long time, but think I concluded they are xml structured text files with some elements containing encoded/packed binary data (edits). A sample file (about 23kB) is attached.
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Re: User-defined list of sidecar files
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 09:26:58 AM »
Mick,

lmnr would be helpful.

The .lmnr items are not files.  They're folders.  Our architecture does not currently supporting associating a folder's worth of files (and potentially folders within folders) with another image.

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Re: User-defined list of sidecar files
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 05:25:38 PM »
Kirk,

I was mainly interested in .dop and did not realise you already supported those files.  Must check it out.

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Keith