Dynamic collection by month

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Dynamic collection by month

Post by jtk » 17 Mar 18 15:42

Hello,

I'm new to PSu and you have to excuse that my English isn't the best. Before PSu I worked with Apple Aperture and trying now to adapt PSu to my workflow or if necessary change my workflow.

I'm looking for a dynamic collection like in Aperture, but the selectable metadata is in PSu very limited. In a first step I want to create dynamic collections by month. I want to have a collection for January, February without caring for the year with using the month from the exif date. What must I do for this?

An other solution would be to adapt this for the timeline.

Greetings from Germany
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by jgodfrey » 17 Mar 18 22:01

Here's one way...

In the Search Bar (upper-right corner), enter (for example) "January@CATITEM.PhotoDate". That'll find photos where the PhotoDate property of the CATITEM search domain contains the text "January". That should return photos taken in January. With that search complete, click the "star" icon just above the browser thumbnails to save the search as a Favorite. Once saved, right-click the new item in the Favorites panel and "Rename" as desired.

Do the same for the other 11 months of the year. Then, simply select one of the saved favorites to filter photos by a specific month.

Also, according to the document found at "Help | Quick Manual - Searching", the "PhotoDate" property used above stores it's date info as follows:

"The date of the photo in the catalog. These dates are stored as localized strings in the format dd mmmm e.g. 28 January"

So keep that in mind if you're in a locale that uses different month strings.

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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by Preston B » 17 Mar 18 23:17

I Just tried this, and it works a treat! Great idea!
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by jtk » 20 Mar 18 19:01

It works in the favorites. Is there a way to get it from the favorites to portfolios or the timeline?
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by jtk » 20 Mar 18 21:11

I've tried to work a little further, but have a problem:
- like in the video from v3 to custom fields I've made a custom field named "Month" and have the %mmmm in it to show -> this works for the info-panel
- now I thought that I will have the custom field in the details section, but there isn't any. What went wrong?
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by sanphotgn » 21 Mar 18 2:54

jtk wrote:
20 Mar 18 19:01
It works in the favorites. Is there a way to get it from the favorites to portfolios or the timeline?
Your favorites are available via the drop-down filter button:

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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by sanphotgn » 21 Mar 18 3:07

jtk wrote:
20 Mar 18 21:11
I've tried to work a little further, but have a problem:
- like in the video from v3 to custom fields I've made a custom field named "Month" and have the %mmmm in it to show -> this works for the info-panel
- now I thought that I will have the custom field in the details section, but there isn't any. What went wrong?
I don't believe anything went wrong. Your custom field is referencing an Exif field (a portion of one) (a field one can't typically modify) and in my experience (more with V3 than V4 in this regard) they typically do not appear in the Details panel. Some may.
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by jtk » 21 Mar 18 8:22

The perfect way would be to have the exif date in the Detail section under Technical like the other exif data.
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by sanphotgn » 21 Mar 18 11:27

Date Time Original and Date Time Digitized are under the Technical section of the Details panel:

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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by sanphotgn » 21 Mar 18 11:29

You can add a macro to the Custom Thumb Info feature, so the month or date is always present (I have done this in the past):

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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by jtk » 21 Mar 18 13:04

I know, but at „Detail/Technical „ (on the left side of the screen) is no point with date.
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by sanphotgn » 21 Mar 18 19:41

The following will place a custom field (which contains a date) under the "Your Custom Fields" section of Details, which will be visible in the Catalog (left side) and the Details panel (right side).

Go to the Info panel.
Click on New Custom Field.
Choose Add My Own Field.
Give it a name. (I chose PhotoDate.)
Choose: Field Type: Text Field.

As part of one of your existing Detail Profiles or create a new profile specifically for this purpose, add the following or something similar into the custom field's field: %mm/%dd/%yyyy

If the profile is applied at import, the macro will be turned into a date. If applied after import, click on the OK button to turn the macro into a date.

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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by jtk » 21 Mar 18 22:46

sanphotgn wrote:
21 Mar 18 19:41
As part of one of your existing Detail Profiles or create a new profile specifically for this purpose, add the following or something similar into the custom field's field: %mm/%dd/%yyyy
This I don't get to work. Where should I write the date info (in my case %mm only or %mmmm)?
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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by sanphotgn » 21 Mar 18 23:25

You can add it to a profile. Open the Design panel. In the upper left of panel is a Profiles drop down box where you can see your existing profiles and you can create new ones. You can apply the profile during import or after. When applying after: select photos, choose profile, click on the OK button.

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Re: Dynamic collection by month

Post by sanphotgn » 21 Mar 18 23:33

Another way is you can enter the macro directly in the field on the Details panel. Select photos, enter macro, click on the OK button.

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