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Posted 05/31/2020   03:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for a fantastic update! As well as the quick tweaks!


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And WRT switching versions, you can have both installed at once, so you can ease into the new version!


Yes, I still have both old and new installed. No problems running both.

In fact, I still keep v1.01 around for nostalgia, although I didn't install that one when I switched to my current laptop.
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Posted 05/31/2020   04:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postmaster,
my "batch from image" files continue to be overwritten,
what may I be doing incorrectly? or?

Congratulations, on the program otherwise, I like the look and the feel.
(32 bit version windows)

Observation.
The new Version does not automatically add a desktop shortcut.
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Posted 05/31/2020   04:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

Can you post a screenshot of what your settings are when you run it, or email to me? And you are on v1.21, correct?

I'll fix the desktop shortcut in the next release. I must have forgotten to check a box in the installer setup.
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Posted 05/31/2020   04:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can do Postmaster,
(Hope I am not being a pain)

When I installed, it would not allow me, due to previous version,
so I named the target folder PMGSstampfix2, or similar
(I just added the 2)
If that helps.
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Posted 05/31/2020   04:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, Rod. It wouldn't allow you to install v1.21?
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Posted 05/31/2020   05:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, it was fine after adding its new target folder.
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Posted 05/31/2020   05:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK. I didn't take into account that you're adding a prefix. Let me take a look at the code.
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Posted 05/31/2020   05:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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OK. I didn't take into account that you're adding a prefix.


Would that be suffix? otherwise not understood.
I can ditch the previous version, and re-install, if that helps
I like the new setup, a lot.

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Posted 05/31/2020   05:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

The problem's not on your end. I wrote the filename incrementing feature without thinking about the use of prefixes and suffixes, and the incrementing only works with purely numeric filenames. So right now, if you add a prefix or suffix, it works like it always did -- overwriting files with matching names.

I'm going back in to write something that tests for the existence of a matching filename, then if found, automatically adds something like "-copy" or "-2" to the end.

The long-term solution is a full set of naming options you can set, so you can increment with non-numeric characters in the filename. That'll probably be my next major addition.

In the meantime, the incrementing works as long as you don't add a prefix or suffix. I'll probably have a fix for the naming with prefixes and suffixes by tomorrow, Japan-time.
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Posted 05/31/2020   05:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In your own time Postmaster.
Nice to hear we are ironing out some issues.
We appreciate all your hard work.
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Posted 05/31/2020   05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not that I would have the faintest idea on coding,
but I look at the Simple ACDSee renaming,

By adding a hatch suffix at the end, one can enumerate multiple renames.

For example Just use the batch image file name, and add ## as a suffix
starting at 01

Stampfix batch image can never be more than say 40, and the orig batch image name remains.
But what do I know
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Posted 05/31/2020   06:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Observations.
I thought, why not just re format my scanner, so that files generated, do not have a prefix?

Epson refuses to process without a prefix
OK, I tried a numeral prefix, Epson allowed that, but Stampfix still overwrote.

Just added here, in case it may be of help.
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Posted 05/31/2020   06:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to drop new versions this close together, but Rod found a bug in the new batch file renaming. What can I say -- he's got a gift!

So, here's v1.22

In v1.21, I introduced a new automated filenaming for when you are doing batch processing using the "Batch from Image" / "Extract to File" process. In doing so, I failed to account for prefixes and suffixes.

In v1.22, if not using a prefix or suffix, it works as before. It simply finds the highest all-numeral filename, and iterates up from there.

If using a prefix and/or a suffix, it checks to see if the filename already exists, and if so, it adds a "-X" to the filename, with X starting at 2 and running upward as necessary to achieve a unique filename.

I think for the next major version, I'm going to try to include addition options to customize the auto-naming so you have a lot more control over it.
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Posted 05/31/2020   07:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are still good people out there, how refreshing !
This is my Version 6 ACDSee ebay purchase,
Message from the vendor.............
(PS I still purchased)
(In my "RodWorld" everyone would be like this)

Hi Rodney

Thank you for your purchase. Before I package this, you realise this is a vintage program and not current, are you sure it will work with your computer?

Please let me know that you are still happy to receive this.

Kind regards,
Anastasia
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Posted 05/31/2020   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Road tested v1.22,
once a convoluted and onerous task prior to "Stampfix"
is now a streamlined and efficient process.
A delight to use, and an important addition to my Philatelic arsenal.
Well done Postmaster.

Observation:
I had a "pop up" ..."This program is not often downloaded, it may be dangerous"
Of course I was not worried, but it may deter others.
I do not often get those pop ups, and know not, from whence they come.

As I use this program just about every day, I have slid it down to my lower "Task Bar"
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Edited by rod222 - 05/31/2020 10:47 pm
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