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Batch Unique ignores orientation, size, resolution, bg image

Posted: Fri, 20th Feb 2009, 7:00pm

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FXhomer120255

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It seems that setting a foreground image to be "unique" remembers the following toolbox settings for each image:
- Key,
- Filters,
- Position,
- Combine.
but does NOT remember individual settings for:
- Canvas (orientation, size, resolution),
- Background,
- Overlay.

It would be really cool to have these additional settings remembered per foreground image as well. I especially need the orientation and the background image choices remembered (I have one bg image for landscape and another one for portrait), since I frequently alternate between them depending on the subject composition.

Maybe multiple background could be imported the same way as foregrounds and selected for each unique-ized foreground image (instead of "changing" a single background)?

I am using version 1.0.0023.

Thanks!
Posted: Wed, 18th Mar 2009, 4:54am

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FXhomer120255

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No response...

Now upgraded to PhotoKey Pro... It has the same problem for me...

I guess nobody wants to switch from landscape to portrait for different pictures within a batch and wishes that PhotoKey Pro would remember that? Same with resolution, etc...

...and nobody wishes that a set of preloaded backgrounds could be available to be picked for different pictures within a batch and PhotoKey would remember the choice?

Is there any chance that any of these are considered for future versions?
Posted: Wed, 18th Mar 2009, 2:14pm

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Axeman

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I'm sure there must be some other users out there who would find those features useful as well. And rest assured that they will be considered for future versions. Your input is appreciated.
Posted: Wed, 18th Mar 2009, 2:37pm

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Simon K Jones

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If you have different orientation of images you could try setting the canvas size to 'as foreground', then the canvas will change to fit each individual image.
Posted: Wed, 18th Mar 2009, 8:22pm

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FXhomer120255

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I see. That's actually useful. I just need to crop and scale the foreground images before importing... (the orientation of the foreground was not important, as the surrounding is clipped off, but now it becomes the "reference size").

Thanks, this is a bit better, but gives me extra work (pre-cropping)...
Posted: Thu, 25th Nov 2010, 9:13pm

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FXhomer120255

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Just upgraded to PhotoKey 4 Pro, and see that what "uniqueness" feature remembers has not changed.

We process hundreds/thousand pictures after an event where customers have a choice of different backgrounds and orientation. Without the uniqueness flag remembering these customer choices, I have to create separate batches for each background choice and load/process/save them separately. I have dozens of background choices which means sometimes dozens of separate batches... I could do it with one, only if the unique flag remembered individual backgrounds too...
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2010, 2:16pm

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xtremed

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I;m also hoping for a feauture that enables every single photo to have a unique backgrond/layover. Or otherwise that you can import multiple backgrounds/layovers and set the image to unique. This way it's a lot easier on location to shoot with multiple frames
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2010, 2:25pm

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Simon K Jones

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One workaround that might be of use would be to launch several instances of PhotoKey 4 Pro, each with a different background setup. They could all be watching the same hot folder, so that you would end up with the hot folder's contents being processed to multiple different backdrops at the same time.
Posted: Fri, 26th Nov 2010, 2:28pm

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xtremed

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That is indeed an option we are currently using but when shooting on events with 4 frames and every day about 500 photo's it uses a lot of memory wink
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2010, 4:28am

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Jaysway

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Is there a way to re-size images in the auto-export. My images are being saved too large-cutting off parts of the picture
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2010, 9:35am

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Simon K Jones

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Jaysway - the auto export will use whatever your project settings are, so as long as you position your foreground appropriately before starting the auto export all the images will be processed accordingly.