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16  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: Read Only Window is very annoying on: December 19, 2008, 08:23:01 AM
This problem vexed me for months. Here is the fix (taken from the M$ EM forum but to save anyone else the trouble):

   1. On the Go menu, click Applications.
   2. Open the Utilities folder.
   3. Double-click Terminal.
   4. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
      defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
      Note This command is case-sensitive.
   5. Type killall Finder, and then press ENTER.
   6. Locate the folder where you saved the catalog file.
   7. Delete the following temporary file:
      CatalogName.ivc_Number
   8. Double-click the catalog file to open the catalog.
9. Again in terminal:
   defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
ENTER
10. Then:
killall Finder
ENTER

-doug
17  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: EM2 SP1 has been released on: October 22, 2008, 07:39:22 PM
I tried that sequence and it worked for me also. Thanks.
-doug
18  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: EM2 SP1 has been released on: October 09, 2008, 04:08:17 PM
I have 1477 running on the mac and the update did not take. Microsoft helpfully supplies instructions on how to check if SP1 is installed, yet provides no guidance on trouble shooting. The installer package reports the install as successful.
19  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Multiple users accessing the same presets? on: September 25, 2008, 11:48:30 PM
Ok. Thanks. Put one vote down for a new feature request to locate the preferences in the All Users folder, or have an option to do so.

20  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Multiple users accessing the same presets? on: September 24, 2008, 11:53:09 PM
I'm using II on windows XP. I set up presets how I wanted them, logged out, logged in as another user and the presets are not available. I assume this is because the presets are stored in individual user folders within Documents and Settings. Is there a workaround?

I need many users of the same machine to be able to log in and ingest photos into a shared networked drive.  Though it occurred to me, setting up a dummy user account for all to use isn't going to fly with the system admins.

Thanks,
-Doug
21  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Making nested catalog sets via metadata templates on: September 20, 2008, 01:57:54 AM
You use the vertical separator in the metadata to indicate nesting.

That's what I was missing! Thank you.
22  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: Should EM2 run well on XP w/2.8Ghz and 1GB RAM? on: September 20, 2008, 01:54:39 AM
Why yes it does. So EM is accessing the drive even though it seems like it shouldn't need to.  Disconnecting had not even occurred to me, but it probably should have. Thanks, Peter.
23  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Proposed New ImageIngester Preset Design on: September 19, 2008, 11:33:52 PM
Appears to be a tiny little bug in the Mac version  3.2.04 (I'm running 10.5.5). As quick fields, Location and Subject are staying capitalized for me. But the word Photographer keeps changing to lower case. I have it capitalized in the macros.
24  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Making nested catalog sets via metadata templates on: September 19, 2008, 11:21:56 PM
I see how to do it over in the Keywords pane with the +/- boxes. I'm talking about going right to the Catalog Sets field in the Content Metadata Template and using a macro to dynamically create the sets based on quickfields.

One has to put the {@catalogsets} term in this spot for the +/- checkboxes to do any good, but presumably other macros can be placed there as well.
25  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: Should EM2 run well on XP w/2.8Ghz and 1GB RAM? on: September 19, 2008, 03:22:14 PM
EM and the catalog file are on an internal drive. The image files are on a networked drive (I have "display previews at all times" checked to avoid EM accessing the files). This was my next guess for the poor performance, but I couldn't think of why it would be a problem if EM isn't trying to get the files. Is the networked drive the issue? Any fix or workaround?

Late in the day I moved to a different machine with 3GB ram and the problem persisted, so its obviously not a RAM issue. I did a work-around for part of the project: copying a large directory of image files to a pocket 2.5" HD and just using my Mac. This won't work for everything, as the jpegs I'm trying to organize are mixed in amongst a gazillion other files that I can't easily migrate around.
26  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Should EM2 run well on XP w/2.8Ghz and 1GB RAM? on: September 18, 2008, 09:59:29 PM
I am using EM2 on a Windows machine that is not mine and it is running really poorly. Its a Dell, not sure the model #, but it has a 2.8Ghz processor and 1GB RAM.

Of the many tasks its doing poorly, perhaps the worst is when I click on a folder in the Catalog Folders pane. Painfully slow.

My comparison is a Macbook 2.0ghz, 3GB RAM with 10.5. I know the dell won't be as speedy, but what this seems crazy slow. I'm just wondering if RAM might be the main problem and if I should beg the tech guy in the office for more ram to stick in it.

Thanks to any habitual EM users on XP....

Doug
27  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Making nested catalog sets via metadata templates on: September 18, 2008, 12:16:12 AM
Well, I've decided that the above was not a worthwhile idea. I'd still like to know how to do it if possible, just for posterity.
28  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Making nested catalog sets via metadata templates on: September 17, 2008, 09:00:29 PM
I'm reading the II documentation, and I haven't found this yet. Wondering if its possible to create nested catalog sets by putting a macro into the Catalog Sets field of the Content portion of the Metadata templates.

I see how to make nested catalog sets over in the Keywords template area. And I see that I can put a macro into the Catalog Sets field of the Content portion of the Metadata templates. But right now, I don't know how to have that macro make a NESTED set.

What I want is to make sets that are nested like PhotographerName --> MonthYear --> Location

I think I see how to make a single set that would be PhotographerName_MonthYear_Location using something like {@IPTCcontact.creator}_{@DateTimeMonth}_{@datetime,1,4}. This would take up a lot of room on the screen.

(BTW, I do know that this is a silly work-around and that it would be easy to select Creator and then use Date Finder in the ExpressionsMedia Catalog field pane. I may end up going with that, but I'm trying to set up something *VERY* easy for people who will spend nearly zero time learning EM. Plus, I'm having fun learning the ins and outs of II)
29  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Laptop sync? on: September 17, 2008, 06:22:07 PM
I was reading the II documentation as I posted my question above, but I hadn't read all the way to the end. I just got to the end and found the answer to Dave's question and half of mine. I'm still not sure if the presets will transfer to XP, but it will be very easy to give it a try.

BTW, thanks Marc for VERY thorough documentation.

-doug
30  Software Discussions / ImageIngester and ImageVerifier / Re: Laptop sync? on: September 17, 2008, 05:42:02 PM
I have almost the same question. I'm wondering if I can copy my presets from my Mac laptop to a Windows machine easily. I won't be doing the regularly...its just that I'm playing around with learning II on my laptop but the real machine I'll use for ingesting is a windows desktop. If I get things all set up on my mac, will the work be lost?

thanks,
doug
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