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BJWH

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Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 20-Dec-2019 16:16
 
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I would like the function to be able to add files with the same name to jAlbum and to change them automatically or manually.

Example: Photo128
Example of automatic change: Photo128-1

So far, you only have the options to replace the current photo with the other photo, or to cancel the process
jGromit

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 20-Dec-2019 17:12   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
 
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That one has been on my "wish list" for quite a while, because I run into it with family pictures frequently. I hope David can address it.

https://jalbum.net/forum/thread.jspa?threadID=44582
davidekholm

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 26-Dec-2019 18:54   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
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A perfect thing to address for the next release. A "Keep both" option should be added that produces a unique name. Finder on Mac for instance, adds " (copy)" to the end of the newly created file.
BJWH

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 26-Dec-2019 23:49   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
 
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davidekholm, that would be perfect … :)
davidekholm

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 30-Dec-2019 19:07   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
 
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It's on the todo list now.
AndreWolff

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 30-Dec-2019 19:37   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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davidekholm wrote:
It's on the todo list now.
Where can I find that list?
jGromit

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 30-Dec-2019 19:41   in response to: AndreWolff in response to: AndreWolff
 
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AndreWolff wrote:
davidekholm wrote:
It's on the todo list now.
Where can I find that list?

It's on David's desk. Do you need directions to Stockholm?
BJWH

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 30-Dec-2019 22:03   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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great David!
When is the update likely to take place?
davidekholm

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 06-Jan-2020 11:57   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
 
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I'll try to have it implemented during January.
BJWH

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 12-Jan-2020 18:05   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Thank you for the information. I am very happy when the function is there.
davidekholm

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 14-Jan-2020 15:23   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
 
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I've now put together jAlbum 19.3 beta 1 that offers a "Keep both" option as you add files. Check it out and let me know what you think:

Installers:
Windows: http://jalbum.net/download/jAlbum-install.exe
Mac: http://jalbum.net/download/jAlbum.dmg
Any system: http://jalbum.net/download/jAlbum.zip
BJWH

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 14-Jan-2020 22:33   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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Hello David,

thanks for the beta version. I installed it right away and tried the new function. It works very well and I couldn't find any malfunction.
davidekholm

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 16-Jan-2020 18:23   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
 
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BJWH wrote:
Hello David,

thanks for the beta version. I installed it right away and tried the new function. It works very well and I couldn't find any malfunction.


Great! Thanks for testing.
BJWH

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 17-Jan-2020 08:24   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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With pleasure.
In any case, you helped me a lot with the update, as I always have photos that have the same name. :)
davidekholm

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Re: Change the same file name automatically
Posted: 17-Jan-2020 10:41   in response to: BJWH in response to: BJWH
 
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A note on the file renaming behaviour: If you copy and paste (i.e. duplicate) a file, then "(copy)" is added to the end of the base of the file name, but if a name collision occurs while adding files externally, then jAlbum adds a space and an increasing number to the new file in order to resolve the name collision, this as it's not certain to be a copy.
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