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Offline mikestrock

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Moving from DownloaderPro to PhotoMechanic for ingestion
« on: April 11, 2022, 09:27:20 AM »
I'm new to Photo Mechanic, and I'm having a few difficulties ingesting images.

I come from the Windows side of things, where I have been using Downloader Pro.

But I'm moving to a Macbook Air for portability reasons, and I've decided I hate
Windows (that I've been using since betas of v3.1).

Anyway, what I would like to do is set it up to ingest images and create a folder as
follows:

4 Digit Year - Month Name - Day of Month - JobCode

When renaming the images, I would like to use

JobCode-Sequence# where sequence number starts with 0001 and increments by 1.

After using DownloaderPro for so long, this was my workflow, but having difficulties
transitioning to using Photo Mechanic to do the same thing.

I'm sure it's easy and I'm missing something.

Thank you.

Mike.

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Re: Moving from DownloaderPro to PhotoMechanic for ingestion
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2022, 09:51:10 AM »
Mike,

I'm new to Photo Mechanic, and I'm having a few difficulties ingesting images.

I come from the Windows side of things, where I have been using Downloader Pro.

But I'm moving to a Macbook Air for portability reasons, and I've decided I hate
Windows (that I've been using since betas of v3.1).

Anyway, what I would like to do is set it up to ingest images and create a folder as
follows:

4 Digit Year - Month Name - Day of Month - JobCode

When renaming the images, I would like to use

JobCode-Sequence# where sequence number starts with 0001 and increments by 1.

After using DownloaderPro for so long, this was my workflow, but having difficulties
transitioning to using Photo Mechanic to do the same thing.

There is no sequence specifically for jobs.  There are two other sequences, one is the Ingest Sequence variable {iseq} that gets incremented for each ingest operation, and the Sequence variable {seqn} that gets incremented for each image that is processed.

{year4} - {monthname} - {day0} - {iseq}

The above will produce what you ask and will increment once per ingest operation.

-Kirk

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Re: Moving from DownloaderPro to PhotoMechanic for ingestion
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2022, 10:31:14 AM »
Thank you.  I greatly appreciate the response.

Mike.