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replace images within an album
Posted: 27-May-2020 15:24
 
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Is there a way to replace images easily, as I have detailed text and want to change images used
RobM

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Re: replace images within an album
Posted: 27-May-2020 15:48   in response to: 0999000999900000 in response to: 0999000999900000
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Add the new image, copy the text from the old image’s comment field and paste into the new image’s comment field.
JeffTucker

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Re: replace images within an album
Posted: 27-May-2020 15:55   in response to: 0999000999900000 in response to: 0999000999900000
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The easiest way is to add the new image with a different name, copy the comment from the first image and paste it on the new image, then delete the first image.

This is something that jAlbum doesn't handle well. If you re-add an image with the same name, you get a prompt asking if you want to replace the existing one. If you choose that option, what it's really doing is a delete, followed by an add, which results in all of the associated data being dumped - title, comment, the previously-generated slide image, and so on. This routine could really stand some improvement....
MarkusD

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Re: replace images within an album
Posted: 27-May-2020 18:59   in response to: 0999000999900000 in response to: 0999000999900000
 
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0999000999900000 wrote:
Is there a way to replace images easily, as I have detailed text and want to change images used
It depends what is your definition of "easily"? My way would:
  • Close the project in JA,
  • Delete the picture which is wrong,
  • Copy the correct picture to that place, with exact the same file name, watch out for the correct upper and lower case of all characters!
  • Open the project in JA,
  • Compile the album.

Thats it.
0999000999900000

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Re: replace images within an album
Posted: 27-May-2020 19:08   in response to: MarkusD in response to: MarkusD
 
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Thanks this. Works
JeffTucker

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Re: replace images within an album
Posted: 27-May-2020 19:10   in response to: MarkusD in response to: MarkusD
 
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I might do something similar, but I'm always disturbed by having to do things outside of the UI. This should be handled better within the app.

If you re-add an image with the same file name, and choose Replace, I agree that deleting the output image is the right thing to do, since that ensures that it will get regenerated. Also, any cached thumbnail should be dumped. I think I would also be OK with deleting things like image editing parameters - you'd probably want to start fresh with those. But image titles and comments should be preserved - keywords, too.
MarkusD

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Re: replace images within an album
Posted: 27-May-2020 19:17   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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jGromit wrote:
The easiest way is to add the new image with a different name, copy the comment from the first image and paste it on the new image, then delete the first image.

This is something that jAlbum doesn't handle well. If you re-add an image with the same name, you get a prompt asking if you want to replace the existing one. If you choose that option, what it's really doing is a delete, followed by an add, which results in all of the associated data being dumped - title, comment, the previously-generated slide image, and so on. This routine could really stand some improvement....

I agree on that.

My idea is to implement a function to copy title, comment and keywords, at once. That would save a lot of time. Just a thought.
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