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Offline stormy monday

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multiple numbering of NEF files
« on: June 13, 2008, 02:29:13 PM »
           I am using CNX 1.3 and Photomechanic 4.5.3.1. Some of the times when I edit the NEF file inn CNX I get multiple images with alpha added.

original image 1001.NEF
next 1001a.nef
next 1001b.nef

This was also happening when I was using ViewNX.

So what am I doing or not setting up correctly?

OS is Vista SP1.
4GB mem


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Re: multiple numbering of NEF files
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 02:47:57 PM »
           I am using CNX 1.3 and Photomechanic 4.5.3.1. Some of the times when I edit the NEF file inn CNX I get multiple images with alpha added.

original image 1001.NEF
next 1001a.nef
next 1001b.nef

This was also happening when I was using ViewNX.

So what am I doing or not setting up correctly?

The renaming string that you're using isn't producing filenames that are always unique.  What are you using as a renaming string?

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Re: multiple numbering of NEF files
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 06:20:13 PM »
I edit the NEF files in Capture NX and simply "save".  I don't rename.  When I am converting to JPG in CNX I do a "save as" then to a sub folder.

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Re: multiple numbering of NEF files
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 06:51:07 PM »
george,

I edit the NEF files in Capture NX and simply "save".  I don't rename.  When I am converting to JPG in CNX I do a "save as" then to a sub folder.

Then it is likely that Capture NX is causing the issue since it sounds like Photo Mechanic is not being used in this process.

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Re: multiple numbering of NEF files
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008, 04:12:52 AM »
I need to play with this over the weekend. 

My work flow is:

PM to ingest.  View on lighttable.  I right click to edit the image.  CNX opens,  I edit the click save.  Then manage the image from PM.

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Re: multiple numbering of NEF files
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2008, 08:16:02 AM »
george,

I need to play with this over the weekend. 

My work flow is:

PM to ingest.  View on lighttable.  I right click to edit the image.  CNX opens,  I edit the click save.  Then manage the image from PM.

At what point in this process is the letter 'a' appended to your images?

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Re: multiple numbering of NEF files
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 11:26:55 AM »
duh on my part. 

I found that if I ingest the files and do not select "only load new ones", PM puts the "a" etc on the image.  I thought I had this set.

Anyway, duh!

thanks,
george