Customizing the grid view columns

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jsrunnels
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Customizing the grid view columns

Post by jsrunnels » 22 Sep 19 0:43

I posted this to the mantis feature request site about 2 months ago, but I don't think anyone has seen it there. I am trying to migrate over from Media Pro and the thing I am going to miss most is the ability customize the columns in the grid (list) view.

I utilize the grid view in Media Pro extensively to batch tag and check my photos with categories, keywords, locations, etc. Is there a way to increase the number of options for the column headings?

Media Pro allows you to add essentially any metadata catagory as a column with two clicks. You can see all the options that MP gives you in this screenshot the screenshot I attached to my mantis request (I am not allowed to post URLs here yet).

Hert
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Re: Customizing the grid view columns

Post by Hert » 22 Sep 19 11:50

A warm welcome to the forum.

You can add custom fields in the Info Panel. Custom fields also appear in the grid view.

PS. also check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4TpHOcD4vU
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andrew.heard
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Re: Customizing the grid view columns

Post by andrew.heard » 22 Sep 19 13:13

jsrunnels wrote:
22 Sep 19 0:43
I posted this to the mantis feature request site about 2 months ago, but I don't think anyone has seen it there.
IMHO this is a limitation of the split between forum topics & the bug tracking system. I follow the forum but not feature requests. Your request sounds good. I don't use grid mode due to its limitations. I'd vote for your request. What is the URL?

jsrunnels
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Re: Customizing the grid view columns

Post by jsrunnels » 22 Sep 19 14:24

Thank you, Hert! That looks like exactly what I am after! I will give it a try as soon as my thumbnail database finishes compacting.

Andrew -- I tried to put the URL in my original post but am barred from posting URLs. (I assume because I am brand new.) But the summary description is: "0003364: Grid View Columns (coming from Media Pro)" and it is just fifth from the top in the recent list.

andrew.heard
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Re: Customizing the grid view columns

Post by andrew.heard » 22 Sep 19 18:45

jsrunnels wrote:
22 Sep 19 14:24
Andrew -- I tried to put the URL in my original post but am barred from posting URLs. (I assume because I am brand new.) But the summary description is: "0003364: Grid View Columns (coming from Media Pro)" and it is just fifth from the top in the recent list.
thanks, Will add my +1 FWIW

jsrunnels
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Re: Customizing the grid view columns

Post by jsrunnels » 25 Sep 19 1:35

I just wanted to circle back here and say that the custom fields works perfectly and does exactly what I need it to. It would be great if we could get it as a right-click dropdown on the column header bar, but that is a relatively minor quibble. Thank you, Hert for showing me how to do it!

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