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Stupid Smart Albums

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  • cdc
    I don't use smart albums extensively but when I have used them they've seemed to work ok, I'm typically using them to find unprocessed pictures, pictures shot at certain camera settings, etc. Can you elaborate on how you're using them? I think you're going to have to go into more detail on how your creating smart albums (screenshots perhaps) and what their purpose is.

    I do run the CO app from my MacHD and sessions live on a separate SSD within the machine, but should that matter?


    That should be easy enough to test by recreating the circumstances in a test session on your Mac HD. I regularly shoot to external HD's and haven't noticed an issue.
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  • Kyle Petrozza
    Right, the smart albums I'm trying to create are very basic: Ratings and Color Tags and usually nothing more.

    Since I shoot into separate shot folders, I'd like to be able to see all 5 star images from the entire shoot in one place, for example. This seems awfully common, since it's one of the presets Phase One built in.
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  • Emile Gregoire
    Have you marked all the folders you want to include in your smart albums as favorites? If not, that's worth a try.
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  • Kyle Petrozza
    I haven’t, but good idea.

    Though, seems like there shouldn’t be a prerequisite for smart albums to work.
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  • Emile Gregoire
    [quote="Globalksp" wrote:
    I haven’t, but good idea.

    Though, seems like there shouldn’t be a prerequisite for smart albums to work.


    Let us know how it pans out. Seems to me the system needs to know where to watch, and while I'd expect it to watch the standard folders such as 'Capture' and 'Selects' I wouldn't be sure about subfolders, simply because when I point a session to any other folder containing images, it will only scan that folder and not its subfolders. I think I'll file a feature request for that.
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  • Kyle Petrozza
    [quote="Emile" wrote:
    Have you marked all the folders you want to include in your smart albums as favorites? If not, that's worth a try.


    That did it!

    Thanks for the tip! Shitty to have to have that workaround, but glad I have it.

    Cheers,

    K
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  • Ian Wilson
    [quote="Globalksp" wrote:
    [quote="Emile" wrote:
    Have you marked all the folders you want to include in your smart albums as favorites? If not, that's worth a try.


    That did it!

    Thanks for the tip! Shitty to have to have that workaround, but glad I have it.

    Cheers,

    K

    Not so daft really. Otherwise Capture One would have to search your whole computer to find the images to add to the smart album.

    Ian
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  • Emile Gregoire
    [quote="Ian3" wrote:
    [quote="Globalksp" wrote:
    [quote="Emile" wrote:
    Have you marked all the folders you want to include in your smart albums as favorites? If not, that's worth a try.


    That did it!

    Thanks for the tip! Shitty to have to have that workaround, but glad I have it.

    Cheers,

    K

    Not so daft really. Otherwise Capture One would have to search your whole computer to find the images to add to the smart album.

    Ian


    Not really - it would have sufficed to search subfolders of common session folders, which is not a grossly unreasonable expectation.

    Anyway, glad I could help!
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  • cdc
    Favoriting subfolders is not a work around but the design of albums, for better or worse.

    User guide: https://help.phaseone.com/en/CO11/Organ ... lbums.aspx

    "Smart Albums can be used with a Catalog or Session folders (i.e. Session Folders, Session Albums and Session Favorites folders)."
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  • Kyle Petrozza
    I see pros and cons on both sides of this argument.

    That said, I favor the need to not have to favorite session folders for the mere fact that they should be considered... wait for it... "session" folders. Thus, the "session" should be able to keep track of those folders with which it is/has been working. This would eliminate the need to search the whole hard drive, as mentioned above.

    But whatever, well done Phase One. At least it works when you play by the rules.
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  • SFA
    [quote="Globalksp" wrote:
    I see pros and cons on both sides of this argument.

    That said, I favor the need to not have to favorite session folders for the mere fact that they should be considered... wait for it... "session" folders. Thus, the "session" should be able to keep track of those folders with which it is/has been working. This would eliminate the need to search the whole hard drive, as mentioned above.

    But whatever, well done Phase One. At least it works when you play by the rules.


    Yes bu there are people who would prefer to use neither sessions nor catalogues and for some things I, like they, just want to dive into a folder right now, look at something or grab some settings from an image and go back to what I was doing without having that folder (or several folders if I have been searching for something) being associated with the current catalogue permanently.

    I would rather have an opt in option than an opt out.

    If you offer both, as a developer, it sounds like a good idea but is also likely to lead to extreme confusion. As with the "Edit all variants" toggle option for example.

    You might say it is logical for all folder under the session's Capture folder .... but then that is rather limiting within the concept of sessions and there is no guarantee that the the designated Capture folder (mainly for tethered use) is within the "physical" Session folder structure on the disk since it does not have to be.


    Grant
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  • NN635821851745791063UL
    I've been shooting to look folders inside of the pre-made "Capture" folder for a while now and smart albums see the files just fine (most of the time). I'm not a fan of favorites folders. Sometimes the smart albums won't find files i've marked but they're random and its typically solved by restarting the program.

    Capture -> Look 1
    Look 2
    Look 3
    Look 4
    etc...
    Selects
    Output
    Trash
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