Is is possible to start an external application with a specific version set image?

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Thargor
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Is is possible to start an external application with a specific version set image?

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Is is possible to start an external application with a specific version set image?

I use version sets consisting of three different image types: image.raw, image.jpg, image_dxo.jpg

To display the set, I use the sequence image_dxo.jpg, image.jpg and finally image.raw.

When I edit images, I first mark the images I want to edit, then select the marked images and start the external program for editing.

Is it possible to specify which image to use when starting an external program (DXO Photolab)? I would always like to use the RAW image.

Apparently, the currently activated version of the image is always started at startup. In this respect, would it also help if you could switch through the displayed version of the set?

Thank you!
G8DHE
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Re: Is is possible to start an external application with a specific version set image?

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I do similar sort of things under Windows by calling a Batch file as opposed to the program itself, the batch file can then work on the parameter passed across (file name) in your case by stripping off the the last three characters (file type) and replacing with your choice of file type and then call the editing program with the new file name. If your not used to using Batch files there are lots of help sites like https://www.tutorialspoint.com/batch_script/index.htm
Geoff Mather (G8DHE)
Thargor
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Re: Is is possible to start an external application with a specific version set image?

Post by Thargor »

Thats a really clever idea.
Thank you very much!
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