PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

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germie
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PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by germie » 27 Oct 18 15:52

Hi folks,

I recently upgraded to PhotoLab 2 and I noticed that for some images no preview is build when edited in PhotoLab 2 and preferences / File Handling DXO support is set to another setting then None.
When I pressing CRTL-ALT-T the preview that was present before editing in PhotoLab 2 goes blank.
This happens to some but not all files.
I attached the .dop file but I hade to rename it to .txt. So PA251628.txt must be renamed to PA251628.ORF.dop.
I als put together a zip file containing: the raw file, the .xmp and the .dop that can be downloaded from dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y8hop1w36myus ... s.zip?dl=0
Can anyone reproduce this please?

Regards from Holland
Germ Wind
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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by Username » 27 Oct 18 20:34

I'll give it a try.

But I noticed myself that PSu will not build previews if you still have the photo selected/open under Customize in PhotoLab.
Thats because PhotoLab does not write out the changes in the .dop until you are done with it in the Customize mode so when you select another photo, PL will write changes to disk and PSu can parse them and build a new preview based upon them.
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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by Username » 27 Oct 18 20:41

I'm not experiencing any of the blank problems you describe with your photo after testing it.
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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by germie » 28 Oct 18 16:37

Hi there username,

Thanks for your response. I figured it out. It was a preset thingy in PhotoLab. I created a preset that in some cases lead to dop files that made no sense to PSu.

Regards from Holland
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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by johnbarrett » 28 Oct 18 22:49

dop size is slightly less in 2 than 1. I noticed after opening some old folders my back up found this and saves dop's from any that I open. Knowing DxO its an errer!

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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by Username » 29 Oct 18 6:43

johnbarrett wrote:
28 Oct 18 22:49
dop size is slightly less in 2 than 1. I noticed after opening some old folders my back up found this and saves dop's from any that I open. Knowing DxO its an errer!
Have you done a diff or comm on those files to see if they are missing edited data or if dxo simply don’t write out non-edited setting to the xml anymore?
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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by johnbarrett » 30 Oct 18 17:30

No I think they may have changed the dop and a lot of users have said dop from PL1 can't be used in Opticts Pro so I expect they have "fiddled" again. Previews were working OK that I could see.

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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by johnbarrett » 30 Oct 18 17:43

Oddly I went back to my oldest year on the laptop, 2015. Opened the first 3 months in OP2 and ran the backup. This time it didn't back up the dop files?

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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by johnbarrett » 30 Oct 18 20:11

There are changes "But as soon as you modify the settings with PL2, it makes the dop file unusable for PL1."
https://feedback.dxo.com/t/photolab-2-upgrade/5159/6
but the few I have done have looked to be ok in Photomatix Pro 6.1 (

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Re: PSu and PhotoLab 2 - previews not always building

Post by johnbarrett » 30 Oct 18 20:26

Found whats going on, dop changes if you change the editing. Screen dump attached. PSu redid the changed photos when I ran verify and looked to be OK But rather than making the dop smaller they are a lot bigger. All I did was move a spot selection to a new location.
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