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  • MegMac
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    I did raise that issue with support with a support ticket. And I pushed them on it. And had a phone conversation with the support lead about it. No change has been made. And when I did raise the issue with support, I had figured out what it meant, but pushed them on it and explained to them that it was just one example of something that is a barrier to good user experience, quick learning, and product satisfaction.

    My guess is that the developers write the support articles. Because developers are so close to the products they work on, they generally can't see it from a user's point of view. If there was a technical writer (someone who is actually trained in technical writing) working with UI/UX staff, ACDSee could be so much easier to learn and use.

    I am not looking at ACDSee as an application I might use. I am looking at it as a potential solution for my clients and the clients of other professional photo organizers for viewing, enjoying and adding searchable metadata to their photos. I have been hoping for changes/improvements but that doesn't seem to be happening. I am not talking about editing capabilities--which I've heard great praise for.

    In my experience, most photo software companies do have trouble making time to fix issues that prevent the software from working properly. The fact is, hiring a technical writer to write good instructions results in developers having more time to fix problems - since they don't need to deal with annoying people like me who ask, "What are file list settings". I asked support (even when I knew what it meant) because I was so curious about what their answer would be. Their initial answer was, "it's the settings for the file list".

    I have only recently returned to ACDSee to see what's new for my upcoming software articles and comparisons, but I'm disappointed in what I've found so far for DAM/ Manage mode.

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  • Greyfox
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    Originally posted by MegMac View Post
    The point is, a key UI/UX principle is that words in the UI must be consistent everywhere (including support articles)
    Clearly there are inconsistencies, and it would be great if that wasn't the case, but either one has to either accept them as they are, or to get them into the system, raise appropriate support requests to get them corrected. They can be raised at https://www.acdsee.com/en/support/form/.

    Unfortunately, even getting issues that actually prevent the software from working properly elevated sufficiently in priority so they get attended to seems to be very difficult.

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  • MegMac
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    The point is, a key UI/UX principle is that words in the UI must be consistent everywhere (including support articles) so that a user can look up whatever it is that they don't understand. I am a trained technical writer, and this sort of thing drives me crazy. It also supplies support staff with a lot of extra, avoidable work.

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  • Greyfox
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    Originally posted by MegMac View Post
    Thank you. I have figured out that there is no such thing as 'file list settings'. I think this basically means 'sync to Selective Browsing Criteria'
    ...or maybe simply "Sync to Selected Folders"

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  • MegMac
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    Thank you. I have figured out that there is no such thing as 'file list settings'. I think this basically means 'sync to Selective Browsing Criteria'

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  • Greyfox
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    Originally posted by MegMac View Post
    A comment in this topic mentions "Sync to file list settings". What does "Sync to file list settings" mean? Also, why is that underlined in the U.I.? It looks like a hyperlink, not an option - and no indicator of whther it's On or Off.
    It needs to be taken in context with the rest of the recipe.

    Say in the Folders pane on the left of the screen you have selected 10 folders.
    Now in the search pane on the right you want to search for files that meet some criteria just in those specific ten folders, so you set the radio button on "Specific folders and categories"

    Now you need to specify the path to each of those folders in the "in any of the following 10 folders"
    You could add the folders manually using the add button, but those folders are already selected, so simply clicking on "Sync to the file list settings" populates the "in any of the following folders" box automatically.

    It's not an on/off setting. It is an "action".

    Hope that helps.

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  • MegMac
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    A comment in this topic mentions "Sync to file list settings". What does "Sync to file list settings" mean? Also, why is that underlined in the U.I.? It looks like a hyperlink, not an option - and no indicator of whther it's On or Off.

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  • Greyfox
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    Originally posted by StepHock View Post
    Unfortunately, Riverboat, 'wouldn't it be great' is a part of ACDSee software!
    Actually 'wouldn't it be great...." is a part of almost all software applications.

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  • StepHock
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    Unfortunately, Riverboat, 'wouldn't it be great' is a part of ACDSee software!

    Glad to have helped.

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  • Riverboat2001
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    Ah, got it, you effectively have Select All photos using your search criteria.
    Using the contains " finds only those photos that DO have GPS. You then remove those by untagging them. And what is left tagged DO NOT have a gps value.

    Yes it works, but wouldn't it be great if you could just choose does not contain"


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  • StepHock
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    Hi Riverboat.

    I do this using the search pane - although it's a bit involved. See my attached screen dump.

    1. Display the files you want to check
    2. Select all the files (CTRL+A) and tag them
    3. Open the search pane
    4. Choose the scope: Sync to file list settings (for those in the display window)
    5. At the bottom (Properties), add EXIF Latitude and Longitude
    6. Change the criteria for each line to read: Latitude contains " (that's a quote sign at the end...)
    7. Run the search.
    8. Select all the files and untag them
    9. Display only tagged files (Catalogue tab, special items at the bottom)
    10. They should be the files with no GPS data

    I hope that works for you!
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  • Is there a way to find photos without GPS data

    I travel a lot and am usually pretty good at geotagging my photo's but occasaionally some slip through, so is there a way using any method to find which photos don't have GPS info?
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