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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:33 pm 
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I am working with a wedding photographer helping with the order's and such, and I need a program that can copy the list of file numbers the client has requested, paste them into the program or have the program read it from a spreadsheet or etc, and have the program search for the particular files in the folder that contains say 600 images, so that I can copy and paste those raw images them into the customers order folder for editing. At the moment I am having to click each individual file and there is a margin for error (if the customer has 185 images chosen, and I end up having copied and pasted 184, I have to go through the whole folder to find the image i missed). The way I am doing it right now really isn't feasible, and takes far too long. Surely there's a faster way to do this? Whether it involves a spreadsheet based program, java or otherwise, I really need a faster way of doing this. Any advice would really be appreciated.

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You are aware of the fact that you can use the Ctrl-Key when clicking on files to select and deselect multiple files and the Shift-Key to select an adjacent range? If that's not enough try a decent file manager utility to select and copy files to a working directory.

You could take a look at Total Commander.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:54 am 
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Cam-I-Am wrote:
You are aware of the fact that you can use the Ctrl-Key when clicking on files to select and deselect multiple files and the Shift-Key to select an adjacent range? If that's not enough try a decent file manager utility to select and copy files to a working directory.

You could take a look at Total Commander.

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I'm sifting through 600+ images to return 100 selected images. It's not feasable for me to be holding down the control key and clicking each image. That's what I'm saying here.

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Hence my next suggestion. In TC you can not only select/deselect by right-clicking individual files or dragging across them but you can save selections to and load them from a file which is just a simple text file with a single file name on each line. So if you get the list in such a digital format or can easily convert it to such a list then you can have TC select these files. It's in the 'Mark' menu.

Very useful program.

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Hi there,
I'm also looking for a similar program to process orders.
My problem is that my files are all sorted in sub-directories (by sections of a 5-day long dance competition) and as there are about 160 sections, I have to use the basic search functions of windows - one at a time.

Would love to be able to just list all the file names in a spreadsheet (as Gregory mentioned), then run a program which would go through the list one by one automatically and collate all the files into a single directory, asking me/user to overwrite/append/skip for duplicate files.

Maybe there's a keen visual basic etc programmer out there who would want to give this fairly simple program a go?
I've adapted one to create a whole directory tree from a spreadsheet but it took a very long time to make!! Would be happy to share it with anyone who might find it useful.

Cheers,

Lutfi


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I use Total Commander everyday, and I can't live without it. Just saying.

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