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Offline Marziah

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Prefer local proxies for slow network mounts
« on: August 25, 2021, 02:04:28 PM »

Anand.sankaran created topic
11 months ago on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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My primary usecase of photo mechanic plus is to catalog tens of thousands of images on my NAS.  I want to be able to quickly browse through and search my images in NAS, mark those I like, copy them over to process to my localhost.

PM+ currently ignores local proxies if the network branch is available and reachable and makes it too slow to regenerate previews.  I request a toggle that always uses local proxies if selected, irrespective of my NAS being reachable or not.
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Re: Prefer local proxies for slow network mounts
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2023, 09:02:15 AM »

Anand.sankaran created topic
11 months ago on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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My primary usecase of photo mechanic plus is to catalog tens of thousands of images on my NAS.  I want to be able to quickly browse through and search my images in NAS, mark those I like, copy them over to process to my localhost.

PM+ currently ignores local proxies if the network branch is available and reachable and makes it too slow to regenerate previews.  I request a toggle that always uses local proxies if selected, irrespective of my NAS being reachable or not.
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I am not sure how to upvote this feature request, but as far as I am concerned this is the most important feature update that Photo Mechanic Plus could do and it is what I thought I was buying when I purchased the software. I thought that is what set PM+ apart from PM, was the fact that I would not have to wait for the previews to build each time I clicked on a folder. Sadly, that is not the case when my indexed hard drives are plugged in. This behaviour I cannot understand. Surely this is a very simple matter to allow one to browse the generated and cached previews instead of regenerating each time from the original files. Please can this be added ASAP, it will seriously revolutionise everyone's use of PM+. Browsing the cached previews, by the way, should be default in the system.

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Re: Prefer local proxies for slow network mounts
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2023, 10:57:08 AM »
Hi Kirk,

Is it possible to add this feature? If so, do you know when you expect it to be added?

Sincerely,

David

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Re: Prefer local proxies for slow network mounts
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2023, 09:56:43 AM »
It is a feature we would like to add, but we do not have a timeline estimate for when we might be able to add it.

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Re: Prefer local proxies for slow network mounts
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2024, 07:04:10 PM »
Looks like this feature is declined? I'll continue to not be able to use this software to the extent that it promised and will continue recommending other DAMs where previews can be served efficiently.

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Re: Prefer local proxies for slow network mounts
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2024, 10:45:53 AM »
Looks like this feature is declined? I'll continue to not be able to use this software to the extent that it promised and will continue recommending other DAMs where previews can be served efficiently.
The feature has not been declined, but we also never promised it would be added to the product. We simply stated that we hope to add it in the future (and we would still like to do so), we just simply have not had the development resources to implement this feature yet.