Author Topic: Background actions  (Read 342 times)

Offline benjamin.blix

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Background actions
« on: December 14, 2023, 11:00:22 PM »
I think it would be great to have the "Add to Catalog" action be background-able, since this can be slow particularly when scanning through photos on a NAS.

I think there's a few other actions, such as Moving and setting keywords, that I'd also like to be able to run in the background. Or maybe, if there is a UI dependency on these tasks, it could be doable to lock particular tabs instead of the entire app while non-background actions complete?

It's possible this is already under consideration, and anyway still loving my first few months of photo mechanic  :D

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Re: Background actions
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2023, 01:32:50 PM »
I think it would be great to have the "Add to Catalog" action be background-able, since this can be slow particularly when scanning through photos on a NAS.
Could you use "Scan to Catalog" on the folder you are trying to add? Or are you you selectively adding individual items to the catalog from the Contact Sheet?

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Re: Background actions
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2024, 12:35:24 AM »
Oh good suggestion! That solves the issue for me most of the time (occasionally I do scan a large subset of a single contact sheet into a catalog, so could still be handy to have selective scanning run in the background too).

Do you have a similar suggestion to run Apply Metadata Template in the background?