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Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« on: December 09, 2008, 04:56:21 AM »
A simple request : to help make the task of frequent ingests more fool-proof have an option in the preferences that causes the IPTC Stationary pad to Pop-up for each ingest cycle.

The reason: when in a hurry it's easy to ingest a new batch of images whilst having forgotten to update the keywords from the previous batch... if this is missed entirely subsequent location of these files can be difficult.

Of course this mandatory behaviour would be unnecessary for some users, hence an optional preference.

In busy environments having the occasional batch slipping by with incorrect keywords is a reality.
This feature would automate the process and help promote key word diligence.


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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 05:52:37 AM »
A simple request : to help make the task of frequent ingests more fool-proof have an option in the preferences that causes the IPTC Stationary pad to Pop-up for each ingest cycle.

The reason: when in a hurry it's easy to ingest a new batch of images whilst having forgotten to update the keywords from the previous batch... if this is missed entirely subsequent location of these files can be difficult.

Of course this mandatory behaviour would be unnecessary for some users, hence an optional preference.

In busy environments having the occasional batch slipping by with incorrect keywords is a reality.
This feature would automate the process and help promote key word diligence.

How would this work?  The IPTC Stationery Pad would just pop up as soon as the Ingest dialog appears?

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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 06:59:53 AM »
Kirk - I could see this useful anytime apply IPTC is selected. It pop up so you can see what your applying - you can then edit it or continue - If it was set up in properly it would only ad a click if it was wrong it could save a lot of redoing.
I have had this proble a few times.
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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 03:28:09 AM »
How would this work?  The IPTC Stationery Pad would just pop up as soon as the Ingest dialog appears?

Kirk, I would like to see something similar as well.  The way I would see it is that you will be presented with the IPTC Stationary pad (either the local or the global one, depending on the option selected) right after you click the ingest button.

As the original poster already suggested, this should be an option, and only be active if one is applying IPTC info upon ingest.

Hope this is helpful and can be easily implemented.
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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 12:03:14 PM »
I hadn't thought of that before, but I think it is a fabulous idea. I too sometimes forget to check my IPTC info before hitting the ingest button... I know, I should just stop being such a bonehead, but as that is not likely to happen, forcing the IPTC window to open before ingest would be the next best thing.
If the IPTC window pops up when you hit the Ingest button (having chosen to apply IPTC of course) that would be fine with me, but I wonder if it may create an extra step for some people who perhaps use only variables in there IPTC and therefore don't need to change IPTC info every ingest.
Perhaps the ideal solution for everyone would be a simple "Open IPTC window before Ingest" preference.

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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 03:57:26 AM »
I also vote for this feature... In my mind the IPTC Info dialog (local or global as per settings in Ingest dialog) would pop up just after the Ingest dialog.... After clicking OK on the IPTC dialog, the ingest would start to take place...

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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 08:53:14 PM »
I vote for it too.
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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 02:02:38 AM »
Did this feature ever get implemented?

I had a look through the preferences but cant see it if it is.

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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 06:18:51 AM »
Did this feature ever get implemented?

I had a look through the preferences but cant see it if it is.

It wasn't implemented in PM 5.

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Re: Obligatory IPTC Stationary Pad for ingests.
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 07:14:06 AM »
Actually I was surprised to see my name voting for it three years earlier here.

I still find it could be a helpful thing for those who might forget about it so I support the ida to make it an option.

However now (three years after I supported it probably because I had similar problems) I don't even remember having such problems. So perhaps it is a good workaround for all to set up PM to show the ingest dialog every time a card is ingested and train yourself to allways checking and setting properly the IPTC stationery whenever you see the ingest dialog before you hit the Ingest button.

I'm sure it works this way too....at least I haven't had any problem with it for years.
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