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Offline dpa_Tim

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Sort by time transmitted
« on: April 03, 2021, 09:04:02 AM »
Hello,

I work for a news agency and we use photo mechnic for remote editing. Out photographers send the pics without any caption direct during a soccer match on to a server where we take a look at them using photo mechnic.

Now the "problem": It would be great if it would be possible sort the pics on the contact sheet not by the time when they were made but by the time they were transmitted on to the server.

Why? Because sometimes the photographers take a second look on their pics and find some shots they made some minutes ago. It would be nicve to see these pics on top of the list and not somewhere in between where they might be overseen.

Is this possible with the variables maybe? And if so, how?

Thanks for any help

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Re: Sort by time transmitted
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 04:38:07 PM »
Hello,

I work for a news agency and we use photo mechnic for remote editing. Out photographers send the pics without any caption direct during a soccer match on to a server where we take a look at them using photo mechnic.

Now the "problem": It would be great if it would be possible sort the pics on the contact sheet not by the time when they were made but by the time they were transmitted on to the server.

Why? Because sometimes the photographers take a second look on their pics and find some shots they made some minutes ago. It would be nicve to see these pics on top of the list and not somewhere in between where they might be overseen.

Is this possible with the variables maybe? And if so, how?

Is the modification time the same as the capture time?  If the modification time is when the file was uploaded you could sort by Modification Time.

Otherwise unless the camera puts some metadata on the files it sends (I'm assuming that your photographers are sending from the camera) then there would be no variable to evaluate.

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Re: Sort by time transmitted
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 01:52:02 AM »
...not by the time when they were made but by the time they were transmitted on to the server.

A little elaboration on the nature of your server may perhaps spark some ideas.

- Does the server side file system provide local file creation/change/access time?
- If server is a FTP server, can it provide new file notifications or can it trigger a notification script of some sort?
- Are there packet capture or transmission logs that may contain the filename, or can it be set up?

In short, look for anything that can help provide a list of <filename>,<server_time> records for further processing.
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