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Is there a way within Thumbs 10 to search and select words that are in other iptc fields (like supplemental categories or source for instance)? I know there are some third party products, but their integration with Thumbs 10 is kludgey to say the least.
ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Keyword Problem
« Last post by runner on 2019-04-23 07:35:16 »
Hello Daan,

many thanks for the extensive tips. I will be able to work with it.  :)

Greetings Rainer
ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Keyword Problem
« Last post by Daan van Rooijen on 2019-04-21 10:44:05 »
What you see there are probably your "Most Recently Used keywords", which are stored in the configuration file THUMBS10.INI.

You can either just ignore them, or use a different method to enter keywords (e.g. press Ctrl-K / Strg-K ).

If you really, really want to get rid of them, maybe you can use a utility that edits ini-files from the command line to remove the [MruKeywords] section from thumbs10.ini. I have never used it, but it looks like INIFILE (link) can do this for you.

So, what you would do is create a batchfile that first runs INIFILE to clear the keywords and then it launches ThumbsPlus (or, you could create 2 batchfiles -- one for each of your databases!). Somewhat like this (you'll have to change the paths and filenames for your setup) :

@Echo off
INIFILE thumbs10.ini [MruKeywords] /remove 
"C:\Program Files\Thumbs10\Bin\Thumbs10.exe" "D:\Data\FirstDatabase.tpdb8"

Finally, you would make a shortcut (icon) on your desktop for each batch file, and from then on you can launch ThumbsPlus with the desired database with a single double-click.
ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Keyword Problem
« Last post by runner on 2019-04-21 09:27:07 »
I run 2 photo collections. Each collection contains several thousand photos. The photos are marked with keywords for better management (about 500 per collection). Each photo collection has its own database (.tpdb8).

1. to add a keyword to a photo I open the window "assign keywords" via the menu item "Thumpnail/keywords/assign keywords" by left-clicking. In this window only(!)and correctly the keywords of the current database are listed!

2. If I stay with the mouse pointer a little longer over the menu item "Thumpnail/keywords/assign keywords" a window opens and the keywords of both (!) databases will be listed here!

How can I ensure that even in case 2 only the keywords of the current database are displayed?

I use:
- ThumpsPlus10 pro on
- Windows10 64 bit

Best regards
Rainer Kuntz

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General Discussion / Re: Locating Orphans
« Last post by on 2019-04-18 21:26:54 »
That worked. 
General Discussion / Re: Locating Orphans
« Last post by Daan van Rooijen on 2019-04-18 17:10:36 »
I have a 20 year old database with tens of thousands of pictures in hundreds if not thousands of folders.  Is there a way to search the entire database for orphans.

You could select a drive in the Location panel, right-click on it and turn on 'show child folders' so that thumbnails from all its folders and subfolders will be shown.

Then go to Edit | Select By | Orphans to select all orphans. Maybe from there you can add them to a new gallery, from which you can examine them and get back to them later.

Repeat this for any other drives that may have orphans.


p.s. In the Options | Preferences | Thumbnails screen, please be sure to have the "Show Orphans" setting ON and "Auto Remove Orphans" OFF.  I think those are the default values, but just in case... :)
General Discussion / Locating Orphans
« Last post by on 2019-04-18 16:22:07 »
I have a 20 year old database with tens of thousands of pictures in hundreds if not thousands of folders.  Is there a way to search the entire database for orphans.

There is a way to just delete them all, but I am uncomfortable doing that.  I want to see them and either delete the thumbnail or recover the file from one of many backups over the years.

ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: How do you Hide Panels to the Left?
« Last post by Dan T. on 2019-04-12 14:43:42 »
Perfect explanation and very clear.

I was dragging/dropping and thought I was putting my cursor over the correct spot but wasn't and now know to watch the blue outlines snap- Left, Top, Right, Bottom. Now I can make my layout even better than before.

Thank you very much,
This is hard to explain, so I think I'll just suggest to you what I would do:

1) Go to Window | Layout and choose Default Layout as a good starting point.

2) Grab the bottom-right Tasks window by its title bar and drag it towards the bottom-left Preview window. When you hover over this Preview window (with the left mouse button still pressed down), a sign wil appear that shows four arrows around a tabbed little window. Position your cursor over that tabbed window in the center of the sign and let go of the left mouse button. The Tasks panel will now join the Preview panel, and little tabs at the bottom let you switch between these views/functions. I'd click on the Preview tab to activate that view.

3) Close the big Metadata panel on the right by clicking its little 'x' button.

4) Back to the left side of the screen, hover the cursor over the divider between the Location panel and the Preview/Tasks panel, until the cursor changes shape and shows tiny up and down arrows. You can now drag the divider down so you get a larger location window and a smaller Preview/Tasks window. Put it wherever you prefer to have it.
5) Likewise, grab the vertical divider between the Location panel and the big thumbnails pane, and make the location panel smaller (leaving more space for thumbnails).

You should now have an efficient layout that shows you all the most used information, and where eveything stays at its place as long as you don't press any pins and don't drag any panels around (if you ever find yourself mistakenly dragging a panel away, you can press Esc to cancel that action).

I hope this helps! If the resulting layout is not how you wanted things to look, you can use Window | Show Panels to select the panels that you want to see, and use the methods from steps 2 and 4/5 to arrange them.
ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / How do you Hide Panels to the Left?
« Last post by Dan T. on 2019-04-12 10:31:34 »
Reaching out as I've searched help and can't seem to find this.

I've recently moved to a newer laptop and trying to get my layout the same and can't find anything in my notes and think it might be good to have here too. I even put the laptops side by side, trying to compare settings and am at a loss so here goes. 

First photo, on my older laptop, I somehow docked my panels to the left (circled) vs. the bottom which is where they seem to go by default when you pin or hide them. I prefer them left as it seems easier on my eye to look there and takes up less real estate when you hover on a tab and it expands right vs. the bottom of the screen.

I've reset all my panels to default, have moved them left, up down, double clicked, even unpinned, pinned (or hid) them and somehow got Python to move left but the rest pin lower left as shown in the second photo.

Any input is welcome and appreciated, thanks much.
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