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Beta 2 of ImageIngesterPro preview - destination folder menu on main window
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Marc Rochkind
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« on: July 14, 2006, 12:19:56 PM »

Thanks everyone who commented on my proposed design for a destination folder menu on the main window. I've now posted a new beta (link below; Mac only) that implements this feature. Here's the documentation:

Destination Folder (new with Beta 2)

In the Preferences, the Primary Folder has been renamed Primary Root, and the Backup Folder has been renamed Backup Root.

In place of the User-Named Folder menu on the main window, there's now a more flexible Destination menu that holds the last 10 primary-folder destinations, along with a menu item for choosing a new one. Destinations can be anywhere on any hard drive, although it's best to choose one within the Primary Root tree chosen on the Preferences Panel. If you don't, ingestion will still work fine, but the backup folder will be nested more deeply to accommodate the entire destination path. When the destination is inside the Primary Root tree, it can be abbreviated, since ImageIngester knows what the root of it is.

This feature allows you to set up your primary folder any way you want: By type of client (Corporate, Wedding, Personal), by person (Adam, Barbara, Clint), by type of image (raw, JPEG), any combination of these, or any other way. In a subsequent beta, Client and Project will be options on the Preferences Panel, so you probably won't have to use the Destination menu for those.

Within the destination folder, you can have year, month, date, and number-range folders (and eventually client and project). However, the User-Named Folder feature is now gone.

The destination folder and the entire list of 10 most-recently-used destination paths are part of a Preference Set.

--Marc
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 01:59:23 PM »

MARC!  It's GREAT!  That's exactly what I wanted.  I can create whatever folder or subfolder wherever I need it.  And if I need to go to an existing folder, it will most likely appear in the Previous Destination list - if not, I still am able to navigate to it.  Coupled with the Pref Sets, it's very powerful. PERFECT! 

I've got a busy weekend and couple of weeks coming up - this is going to make it all very smooth and easy.

Thanks again!
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