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Increased folder options when importing images from card or camera

The import to folders arrangements are quite limited. My preferred folder structure is YYYYMMDD which is taken from the Shot date in the Exif. It appears that I can only import images into a DD folder within a MM folder within a YYYY folder. Free viewer Faststone does just this, and also allows user control over different options by using ‘placeholders’. I am presently having to use Faststone to download images from the card and then move to PR to perform the editing.

10 comments on “Increased folder options when importing images from card or camera”

  1. On March 10, 2019 at 3:48 am DS Wiss wrote:

    It would also be nice if one could add it’s own text to the folder naming.
    I usually name with following structure, which is currently automatically impossible with photoraw:
    YYYY / MM / DD-Somelogicaltext/

  2. On March 10, 2019 at 8:47 am Brian Gibson wrote:

    Yes, this is a real pain.
    I’ve given up using the “Import” function in On1.
    I currently create a new folder using File Manager, and then drag and drop my image files into that from my card reader.
    I can then browse them with On1.

  3. On March 21, 2019 at 5:27 am Rich wrote:

    When adding this feature please add the ability for dashes.
    All my photos go under appropriate nested folders, and dashes are easier for me to see.
    Example “Pictures\Events\Trips-vacations\Legoland\2016\2016-06-19”

    1. On March 30, 2019 at 5:52 am Brian Gibson replied:

      That would help me a lot.

      When I import, I want my new files in a folder by YYYYMMDD
      Using the On1 import dialog I can create a new folder for example 2019-03-30, but when I’ve completed the download I find as well as 2019-03-30, I also have sub folders named 2019, 03, & 30, the last of which contains my image files. I actually want them in the folder named 2019-03-30, so I drag them from “30” and drop them into it. I then have three empty folders named 30, 03 & 2019 which I delete.
      So eventually I finish up with my files in the folder I want them in.
      In practice, it’s simpler and faster for me to use the Windows file manager, create the new sub-folder and then drag and drop my files from my card reader into the new sub-folder.
      I can then browse them from within On1.

  4. On March 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm Henry Seiden wrote:

    My only comment is that the work around I use, is to use the option to externally create a setting for a new folder before import of my preferred format,”YYYY-MM-DD”. Using the other formats either creates the wrong format or in the case of the only other choice I found, “YYYY/MM/DD” creates folders within folders, a la Photos which I think is cumbersome, at best. They ought to use the same set up for naming the enclosing folder (optionally) as they do the file name. IMO, that would solve the problem and be consistent at the same time!

  5. On March 25, 2019 at 12:42 pm Peter Pfeiffer wrote:

    I really like the import aspect of making a duplicate copy.

    I’d like to see a much finer grain selection for importing … as I see it there are only 2 options 1-select all & 2-select none. I use a directory structure YYYY##MM##DDtext qualifier and would like to use import to create my DDtext folder both on primary and backup structures.

  6. On March 30, 2019 at 5:58 am Brian Gibson wrote:

    Do On1 do all their file management using a Mac?
    Windows handles file naming a little differently and using “-” as a separator in On1 creates a new sub folder each time it is used, despite the fact that Windows displays file names using “-” as part of the text name.
    Using “\” as a separator is ugly and cumbersome.

  7. On April 3, 2019 at 12:56 pm borr wrote:

    It has been really too long that the basic Import function has been ignored in Photo Raw. I know it is not that difficult to have flexibility in folder and file naming during an import operation. Many basic photo editing programs like Photoshop Elements have had this ability for more than a decade. I realize that browsing to a directory without “importing” first is a feature but many of us prefer to have a solid workflow that involves the use of one program from import to print. I don’t want to use a third party program or manually import photos to a file structure I have to create myself.

    If you look at many of the other Project requests, they are asking for more import and file/folder naming flexibility within the Photo Raw program itself.

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