Likes/Dislikes--no Browser filter
I am a long-time On1 user but have just begun to use the Browser module for file management. Typically, I tag the photos that I like and gather them together in one place for editing. Unfortunately, the browser in On1 Photo Raw does not have a filter for Likes and Dislikes. All the other browsers that I have used in the past, most notably Photo Mechanic, have such filters. I would hope that On1 will add this feature in a future update.
Like and dislike are the very first options in the filter. They are described on page 44 of the user Guide.
BTW, Don't know how you usually 'gather' your photos, but Photo Raw has Albums that work great for that. In fact you can make a smart album to collect all of your likes automatically.1
Thanks for the response, but I do not see the Filters menu in the Browse module on my computer. Sorry to seem so thick-headed.0
Ah, I just found it hiding out at the very bottom of the Browse menu. Check the box and the filter choices appear. Problem solved.0
I too like to use PhotoMechanic for all my file management, keyboarding and grading of photos. Does On1 see files that are marked with a numeric value (stars) inside of Photomechanic, or a Color value, or both? I tend to use stars to decide if to trash, keep, or move to an edit drive, my imported photos. I also color tag them, in such a way, that a color (for example, yellow) tags the photo with a phrase (wildlife in this case).
Does anyone know if On1 will see these, and furthermore, if I make a change in On1, will it be reflected back, with and also without the use of sidecars?0
The purpose of the XMP sidecar files is to have metadata compatible with other programs, so yes, all of your stars and colors are 'supposed to' work. You'll have to try it for yourself to be sure. You don't need the on1 sidecar for that but if you're working with RAW files, you do need the XMP since RAW files don't contain metadata.0
Thanks Rick. I shall try it all out slowly over the next couple of weeks. Raw does in fact contain some metadata. It has a string that describes the byte order, the model ID (which many users hack for unsupported cameras - with varying degrees of success) and depending on which Raw format we are dealing with, there can be quite a lot more metadata as well as a small jpg inside the raw wrapper. In fact even lens metadata and correction profiles are included inside the Raw files of most Micro 4/3 raw formats.
The problem is that the contents and the TIFF standards are not always to standard, and so it requires a great deal of developer resources to make sure that the programs which can write metadata directly back to Raw (such as Photomechanic and I believe the Adobe programs) don't corrupt the Raw file. I've taken my chances for many years by having my software always write back to Raw and append to Raw directly also. But then I always wait a long time before being a new model, and never complain how a new model is not yet supported. In fact I judge a software maker more positively when they take their time. I'd prefer it to be done right, rather than fast.
And when I test, I do use sidecars and files I don't mind losing.0
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