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Offline seanfranklin

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Separate file types into separate folders
« on: November 10, 2021, 08:34:46 PM »
Hi, I want to separate the file types into separate folders for easy management.
Can anyone here guide me? Thanks!

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Re: Separate file types into separate folders
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2021, 08:40:43 PM »
Sean,

Hi, I want to separate the file types into separate folders for easy management.
Can anyone here guide me? Thanks!

When?  During the Ingest (download from the card) or after?

Basically each image has a 'type' which is a four character code (Jpegs are 'JPEG', NEFs are 'NNEF', etc.) and you can use the {type} variable to name your folders.  But that's not likely what you want.  There is the ability to customize what a variable becomes via another feature in Photo Mechanic called Code Replacement.  You can use the types (JPEG, NNEF, CCR2, etc.) as the 'codes' and choose your own 'replacements' (JPEG, RAW) for the resulting names.

Here is some documentation:
https://docs.camerabits.com/support/solutions/articles/48000207639
https://docs.camerabits.com/support/solutions/articles/48000223660-introduction-to-code-replacements-in-photo-mechanic

If you give me a better idea what image types you'll be using and what you want the folder names to be then I can give you more specific help.

-Kirk