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    Hi team,

    ​When I create a PANORAMA, I use the original camera filename+"p".type. - so the "p" indicates a panorama

    ​I can also add alpha characters between the filename and the "p" so as to identify processing status in normal file view.

    ​My question is" how do I specify the search logic in the search pane to identify all the files with a ????p.type - so I can create a panorama category for easier searching?

    thanks in advance..

    Steve

  • #2
    I know this is not a satisfactory answer, but... For my part, to distinguish these pictures (panoramas), and to search for them, I add "pano" in the title field of IPTC. That's all.

    Alaric (French)

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    • #3
      Thanks Alaric - I still need to get the search logic understood to find my pics that include in them *******p.jpg, p.acdc, p.psd, p.tif etc etc.. I have been using this method sine ACDSEE 5.. and now have heaps of pics and many panoramas

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      • #4
        I do not know the answer. However, as you find such files, I would definitely do something of the sort that Alaric proposes: add a keyword, IPTC title, category or whatever your preference is.

        Niels

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        • #5
          Thanks Niels, but for a DATABASE strong program, it would be ideal if we could query the database effectively. I am simply asking to identify all file names with a combination of "p." in them regardless of other alpha/numeric characters. There has to be a means to raise a query to do this.. I am not database guru, so hoping those that designed the database can let us know how to achieve this.

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          • #6
            Easy. In the search pane, at the top, "files and text" Search for files and folders named:
            First click the arrow to the right and choose images only,
            Then a standard wildcard search works. Eg. to find all files with the name xxxxxxxp.jpg the search would be *p.jpg
            To find any file with the letter "p" the search is *p*.*

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            • #7
              Effectively. Look at the screen shot... You can find the same in the english documentation.
              (For my part, I never rename the files, and do not use the search pane).

              Alaric (French)

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              • #8
                I tried, out of curiosity, to search certains files those name does NOT contain some criteria. I don't know what to do.

                eg. I have a file called "img123.jpg" and the same picture, modified, with the name "img123_modified.jpg"

                I want to isolate the file which its name does not contain the words (the criteria) "_modified", to delete it.

                (Obviously, I have several hundreds of files in this case...).

                Alaric (French)

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                • #9
                  You can do that for keywords in the quick search box... eg. Alice + Lise - Robert. But I don't think you can search for file names in quick search. There is no way to do multiple line Boolean searches in the search pane, which I consider to be a fundamental weakness of ACDSee

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