Automatic versioning according to filename rules

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hesee
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Automatic versioning according to filename rules

Post by hesee » 18 Dec 14 19:58

I assume that script could do it, but is there some easier way?

I usually import raw files, then they are prosessed (jpg or tiff). Then another set of jpgs are made, depening of use and difference is in the file name.

Example:
foobar.raw
foobar.tif
foobar-fb.jpg
foobar-print.tif

etc. What i am seeking is an easy way to get correct versions from filenames, so -print would become print version and -fb would become facebook version etc. Is there some config where it could be entered, or is it a time to start learn howto script?

Mike Buckley
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Re: Automatic versioning according to filename rules

Post by Mike Buckley » 18 Dec 14 20:04

One alternative would be to use Supreme to create your versions. You could configure a batch file to resize, sharpen and name the newly created file and also to automatically version it.

hesee
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Re: Automatic versioning according to filename rules

Post by hesee » 18 Dec 14 20:38

Hmm. That would be one way, but my main versions are in usually in adobergb or in pro photo color space. They need to be converted to srgb before uploading to net. I have made batch scripts for that allready. And i do run few files through nik output sharpen. So supreme is bit ruled out. Getting color space conversion in photo supreme would make it work for some of photos.

Mke
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Re: Automatic versioning according to filename rules

Post by Mke » 18 Dec 14 20:50

Color profile conversion is also possible under 'batch'.

hesee
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Re: Automatic versioning according to filename rules

Post by hesee » 18 Dec 14 21:06

Haa, found it. Thanks. That makes things indeed a bit easier. I think that i am able to automate most of things with batch feature.

Still for old items it's either of deleting old files manually and running batches again, or going to manual work. So script or ability to give rules for automatic version could be usefull.

tstoddard
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Re: Automatic versioning according to filename rules

Post by tstoddard » 18 Dec 14 21:19

hesse,

Have you tried using the filename mask matching rules in Preference -> Catalog -> Version place holders? I haven't tried it but I assumed that its purpose is to do exactly what you are trying to do.
Tom Stoddard

hesee
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Re: Automatic versioning according to filename rules

Post by hesee » 19 Dec 14 6:27

Tstoddard, that was excatly what i was looking for. Now the rules are in place. Thanks for the help.

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