View photos only, by date, raw 2023 browse
With PSE 2022, when I look at thumbnails by date, it shows all of my pics by date(sorted descending). When viewing thumbnails by date with Photo raw 2023 browse by descending date, it show folders in alphabetical order (!) and then photos (not by date) which is really not helpful. Is there a way to set browse up to show all of my photos, only, by descending date.FYI,windows11,photos are imported to my harddrive under "pictures" and subfolder "date" as shown in attached pics.
PSE and Photo RAW work in fundamentally different ways. By default PSE loads all your images into a Library database where it can access them all. PR by default is a file Browser which is the mode you are currently in.
Before PR can see beyond the folder currently being browsed it must be Cataloged. Once that has been done the program can see into its sub-folders as well. Then by using the Catalog tab on the left side of the screen you can tell the program to Show Sub-folder Contents and you will not longer see the sub-folders in the Browser view but instead all the images within those folders and sub-folders and you can sort them as desired.
I recommend you read the User Guide section on Catalogs (they also allow Advanced Searching beyond the currently viewed folder) starting on page 29.0
The problem is that you're using Browse to see your photos which will show only the top level of whatever folder you've selected.
What you need is to use the Catalog which will let you view the contents of subfolders that Browse can't do.
If you don't have a catalog yet, you can create one from your top level photo folder. It will take a while to build previews for all of your photos, but once it's done, you'll be able to search all photos at once.
All of this is explained in more detail in the user guide...
Thanks for the replies. So I have over 90,000 photos under my "photos" directory, sorted in subfolders by date. The manual was a little vague on a few questions I have.
1. Does using the catalog option make copies of the photos.
2. Does it cache all photos each time or one time only.
3.If I import new photos under the "photos" directory in a date subfolder using raw 2023 "import from device" option, will it automatically be added (cached) to my existing "photos" catalog or will I need to add that subfolder each time I import
4. Can I direct a location for the cache (i.e.) a different hd (D:) which is where I store my photos) rather than c: where raw 2023 is installed.
Sorry for all the newbie questions. Being 68 years old and after over 20 years of jpg'ing and using PSE, I decided to get my feet wet with Raw and chose On1 raw 2023 as my program of choice to use with my new Sony A7IV. So far it's been great, and yes, I've read the manual many many times, but still need some help with what may seem like basic questions,
1) It depends on what you select. You have these options.
2) All of your photos will be scanned initially and then there will be occasional 'on the fly' updates as needed.
3) Weather you import or not is irrelevant. The import utility is simply a way to copy photos from your camera but you can copy images yourself just as easily. The point is that as long as you add your photos to the same file structure, they will automatically be added to the catalog.
4) There are a couple of options in settings to move some of it, but you will still end up with a database on your C: drive.
You might also want to read this related article...
Thanks for the answers and the article, they answered each of my questions. So I'm going to create on my d: drive a catalog of my >90,000 photos. With the info you guys provided it should be a piece of cake. Wish me luck and thanks again...
Good to hear. It will take quite a while to catalog that many photos, so give it some time to finish.0
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