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Migrating from Media Pro - dates and countries
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:12:25 PM »
Hello. I am considering migrating from Media Pro and wonder if you could advise me on the following:
1) My images are organised in hierarchical folders In Media Pro when I click on a folder or sub-folder which does not itself contain any images (just sub-folders), I can view (and temporarily sort) all the images in the whole folder. Can I do this in PM ?
2) Many of the images I work with are historical. I therefore need to sort them according to date and in MP I do this by assigning an IPTC event date. This means that regardless of the folder they are contained in, I can click on a year or month or individual date and see all the images that have that year/month/or date assigned to them.  Is there a way of doing this in PM ? I am used to switching quickly between views eg by date, by country, and by folder, etc
3) As MPro shows the dates and the countries etc in the same area/column as the folders, it is quick to assess what there is - and move images seamlessly between folders or dates or countries. Can I do anything similar in PM ?
I have many other questions relating to my present workflow but these come to mind first. Happy to send screen grabs if this would be useful.
Hope this is clear

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Re: Migrating from Media Pro - dates and countries
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 02:29:09 PM »
Hello. I am considering migrating from Media Pro and wonder if you could advise me on the following:
1) My images are organised in hierarchical folders In Media Pro when I click on a folder or sub-folder which does not itself contain any images (just sub-folders), I can view (and temporarily sort) all the images in the whole folder. Can I do this in PM ?

I'll assume by "PM" you mean the new Photo Mechanic Plus that includes catalog/database features.

I don't understand how opening a folder that doesn't contain images would show images, regardless of which program you would be using.  Empty is empty.

2) Many of the images I work with are historical. I therefore need to sort them according to date and in MP I do this by assigning an IPTC event date. This means that regardless of the folder they are contained in, I can click on a year or month or individual date and see all the images that have that year/month/or date assigned to them.  Is there a way of doing this in PM ? I am used to switching quickly between views eg by date, by country, and by folder, etc

Yes, the Browse tree allows clicking on a year/month/day and viewing the images shot on that year/month/day (date).
You can also use the Filter system for that.

3) As MPro shows the dates and the countries etc in the same area/column as the folders, it is quick to assess what there is - and move images seamlessly between folders or dates or countries. Can I do anything similar in PM ?

No.  I take it that moving an image from one Country to another Country in the list of countries causes the metadata for the image to change?

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