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Automatically display new image in main preview window.

Posted: Thu, 17th Mar 2011, 7:19am

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FXhomer164474

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My camera is tethered to my computer and each time a photo is taken, it is automatically imported into FX PhotoKey Pro 4, using the Hot Folder feature. Is there any way to have the newest foreground image merge with the background and be shown in the main preview window automatically. Right now I have to double click each new image so that it pops up in the main preview window and it seems like this should happen automatically.
Posted: Thu, 17th Mar 2011, 10:04am

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Simon K Jones

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There's no way to have the image display automatically, sorry. The two methods of working it's designed for are for when you're working on images, and new images can appear in the background (in this case you wouldn't want it to auto-switch to the new images coming in), and for completely automatic export.

I can see how the behaviour you describe would be very useful in other circumstances, however. We do take on all feedback about the products to consider for future versions.
Posted: Thu, 17th Mar 2011, 5:13pm

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FXhomer112052

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Thanks for the response. I definately think that this would be a cool feature to incorporate. Maybe give the ability to toggle this feature on and off. I use the software for events and partys. It would be nice to see the merged background/foreground to pop up, so that I can determine whether the image is good enough to print, or if I need to have the client reshoot again.

Another feature that is very useful for event photographers is to have a hotfolder that automatically prints. Right now I had to purchase Breese Systems "Hot Folder Prints" software for $125. Since PhotoKey 4, now has automatic export, then the next logical step would be to give the ability of this folder to automatically send images to a printer.
Posted: Fri, 18th Mar 2011, 12:07am

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Boyd Photography

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Chiizu Photo Printer Hot folder printing
$30 bucks I think
Posted: Fri, 18th Mar 2011, 3:15am

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FXhomer112052

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Boyd Photography wrote:

Chiizu Photo Printer Hot folder printing
$30 bucks I think
Wow, thats pretty cheap. I'll give it a try tonight.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Mar 2011, 12:57am

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FXhomer101692

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I think this is a needed feature to i load in a project designs and then shoot and then have to go over to click on the image all the time to load it into the design.
Even the customer is expecting it to auto show up.

Still need borders on the text more then anything!!!

And a way to line up the text in the center