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rathmannm

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Wow fantastic thanks. If that works it would be absolutely epic! This solves a massive problem (at least for me) that any gallery app uses the metadata for tagging (which I think is the easiest way of organizing your photos) but subsequently Amazon photo or Google etc. don't really support these tags. So if I can continue to tag them but then automatically organize them into folders which subsequently get synced to a cloud service for me to view on the firestick etc. that would be absolutely amazing!
 

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Wow fantastic thanks. If that works it would be absolutely epic! This solves a massive problem (at least for me) that any gallery app uses the metadata for tagging (which I think is the easiest way of organizing your photos) but subsequently Amazon photo or Google etc. don't really support these tags. So if I can continue to tag them but then automatically organize them into folders which subsequently get synced to a cloud service for me to view on the firestick etc. that would be absolutely amazing!

Here you go:


IMG_20210703_190343.jpg



The implementation might change in the public version. Probably there will be just an XMP option, where you can then add any XMP attribute.

I tested it with F-STOP and it worked fine for me. Let me know if it does for you too.

Jan
 

rathmannm

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Hey,

sorry but I can't seem to get this to work. Here is what I am doing:

1. I have two photos in "Folder A". One photo with tag "1" and the other with tag "2"
2. In the app I choose "Organizer" -> "Add batch action" -> "Batch organize"
3. I select source folder "Folder A"
4. Format: "Custom" -> 'Subject'

When I run it I simply get "Already at correct location"...

I've checked the image and the XMP Subject is there and filled as expected:

1625350381566.png


Any idea why?

Thanks,
Manuel
 
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j to the 4n

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Hey,

sorry but I can't seem to get this to work. Here is what I am doing:

1. I have two photos in "Folder A". One photo with tag "1" and the other with tag "2"
2. In the app I choose "Organizer" -> "Add batch action" -> "Batch organize"
3. I select source folder "Folder A"
4. Format: "Custom" -> 'Subject'

When I run it I simply get "Already at correct location"...

I've checked the image and the XMP Subject is there and filled as expected:

View attachment 5353967

Any idea why?

Thanks,
Manuel


Mhh, it works here:

Uninstalled the pro fstop and manually injected the xmp. But I definitely tried it with fstop before.
Can you send me a few test images?
Screenshot_2021-07-04-06-35-02-402_net.xnano.android.exifpro.jpg
Screenshot_2021-07-04-06-36-02-612_eu.duong.picturemanager.jpg
 

rathmannm

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Hi,

I've uploaded two test images here. I tagged them with F-Stop and can see the Subject tag as expected in the EXIF tool:


I'm having trouble manually injecting the subject via ExifTool as it has a know issue with Android 11 - what app are you using in your screenshot above?

Cheers,
Manuel
 

j to the 4n

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Hi,

I've uploaded two test images here. I tagged them with F-Stop and can see the Subject tag as expected in the EXIF tool:


I'm having trouble manually injecting the subject via ExifTool as it has a know issue with Android 11 - what app are you using in your screenshot above?

Cheers,
Manuel
Link is private. Requested access.
EXIF pro works fine on 11.
 

jeepcook

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Hi, I'm discovering this great app with a lot of settings. I'd like to use it with tasker.
Is the last version on play store or here?
I'd like to have the full version, how to do if I want to bypass the google ps commission and pay you directly to avoid you to loose 30%? 😉 Will my account consider I have paid for the full version?
Thanks
 

j to the 4n

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Hi, I'm discovering this great app with a lot of settings. I'd like to use it with tasker.
Is the last version on play store or here?
I'd like to have the full version, how to do if I want to bypass the google ps commission and pay you directly to avoid you to loose 30%? 😉 Will my account consider I have paid for the full version?
Thanks
Google dropped the commissions to 15% :)
But yeah, you can PayPal me and I can give you a promo code in return.
Greatly appreciated btw.

 

gaberad

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Hi there, any chance of having this send a broadcast intent when it has finished processing? The idea being to listen for the intent in tasker, to trigger a task.

At the moment I'm using autonotification to watch for when the notification is dismissed, but sometimes it doesn't trigger, and I have found listening for intents more reliable in the past.

cheers
 

j to the 4n

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Hi there, any chance of having this send a broadcast intent when it has finished processing? The idea being to listen for the intent in tasker, to trigger a task.

At the moment I'm using autonotification to watch for when the notification is dismissed, but sometimes it doesn't trigger, and I have found listening for intents more reliable in the past.

cheers
Sure, I can add that. If I don't forget it I'll upload a version here tonight. If not, remind me again 😀
 

j to the 4n

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Hi there, any chance of having this send a broadcast intent when it has finished processing? The idea being to listen for the intent in tasker, to trigger a task.

At the moment I'm using autonotification to watch for when the notification is dismissed, but sometimes it doesn't trigger, and I have found listening for intents more reliable in the past.

cheers

I will need some more time to implement it correctly. I thought about just sending one general broadcast, but I think it is better to put some more information, which type of task is sending it.
 

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    What Picture Manager can do for you:

    Renaming:
    Rename your pictures with different timestamp formats and other EXIF metadata like camera model, manufacturer and many more.
    This is useful since some manufactures like HTC and Sony (probably some more) save pictures taken with an incremented number in the filename, instead with a timestamp like other manufactures do.
    When you factory reset your device, buy a new device or clean flash a custom rom, the camera picture counter gets reset and starts with e.g. IMAG_00001 again.
    This can be an issue once you backup your files to a harddrive on your PC, because you will have duplicate filenames, although the pictures are actually different


    Organizing:
    Bring more organization into your picture collection by sorting your pictures into dated folders or even named by the location you've taken your pictures.
    E.g. If you been on vacation and made a roundtrip, you don't need to remember the city anymore you've taken the pictures. Picture Manager will do that job for you by sorting the pictures
    into folders named by the location the pictures were taken.

    The organizer also offers a feature to move your images to your external sdcard or even USB Storage.
    In the premium version that can be done even automatically.
    A useful use case is also to move Videos to another location to prevent Google or Amazon Photos to sync them to the cloud.


    Clean up your images collection
    Picture Manager offers a duplicate image finder to get rid of duplicate images and restore some space on your phone memory
    Also there is an option to find similar images based on PHash and AverageHash.


    EXIF Editor
    Edit exif metadata directly in Picture Manager, either single images or in batch mode.
    Use conditions to only edit EXIF attributes matching them.


    Requirements
    You have to be on at least Android 5.0 Lollipop


    How does it work
    Picture Manager relies on the EXIF Metadata that is stored into each picture. The EXIF Metadata contains a lot of information, the one Picture Manager needs is the date the picture was taken.
    With that information Picture Manager can reliably rename and organize your pictures.


    Tasker Plugin
    Picture Manager comes with a Tasker Action Plugin. That means that you can start a batch process on different events, like time, when usb gets connected etc.


    Premium features
    If you want to use the custom format, background service or the Tasker plugin you need to upgrade to the premium version.
    To upgrade you can use an in app purchase. Or you paypal me and I mail you a premium code. That way google doesn't get 30% of the income.
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    Downloads

    Picture Manager is available in the playstore:




    FAQ

    Q: What about videos?
    A: Picture Manager can also handle mp4 recorded videos.

    Q: What about other manufactures than HTC and Sony?
    A: I just know about those two that use an incremented number in their filename. If you know more, let me know. If your files are already timestamped you can still use the organizer to move your files into timestamped folders.

    Q: After using the organizer I have sometimes missing files in my gallery?
    A: Use the media scanner built in Picture Manager to make those files visible.

    Q: Will the background service drain a lot of battery?
    A: Picture Manager makes use of Androids JobSheduler, like Google Photos and Amazon Photos instant upload and is very battery friendly. When checking GSAM stats, it is nearly at the very bottom of the list.
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    Version 1.1.0 available

    Additions and updates:
    • Timestamper format is shown more user friendly now
    • Added an info button to the custom format field with some examples.
    • Added "Month as number" switch to organizer tab. Default now, since that way your folders are properly ordered


    Fixes:
    • Fixed Picture Manager not working on external sdcards
    • Fixed force close caused by JobShedulder getting triggered by batch organizer
    • Tasker plugin shouldn't need reboot anymore after unlocking premium
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    Version 1.8.0 released to playstore

    • Ignore folders with .nomedia file
    • Added option to add exif date metadata on pictures not having it
    • Empty folders created by google camera burst/portrait mode will get deleted now
    • Added option to select custom destination paths per folder
    • - Works across sdcards (internal<>external)
    • Fixed tasker plugin always starting the organization task, instead of the renaming task
    • Properly name new images with same EXIF date with an incrementing suffix
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    Hehe yeah, that's what i tought and that's why i didn't give a 3 start rating but came to this thread.
    Sorry if it sounded a bit rude. I just got surprised by the omnipresent buy premium options. Not like i have anything against the FreeBasic/Premium model, and i do think the 1.99$ is a fair price, but if the basic function is too limited from what you expect that leaves a bad aftertast.
    BTT. While i completly undestand the usage of DD-MMM-YYYY on paper work it's not usefull in the computer age anymore. Even in a hierarchical folder structure where you have Year/Month/Day most companies use 01 January 02 February 03 March ... for chronological sorting. Simply because having April, August, December .... would be a PITA. And thats why the World Wide Web Consortium recommends the use of ISO8601.
    That's why i recommend the addition of this format to the Basic choices :)

    Thanks for that.
    Enough of ungrateful guys out there giving bad ratings, and don't even bother you change it, even if you fix the issue.
    Lot's of people really don't know how much work goes in such an app...that seems to do just a few little things.
    I spent a few months on it to get it to that state.
    ...and yeah, felt a bit attacked, when you blamed me to remove that standard format on purpose.
    Sure I'm happy for every €, especially because the active app installation are below my expecations with below 400..altough it is a unique app in the playstore.
    Don't know any other app offering such features..especially with external sd card support.

    Check the attachment buddy, it is a prerelease version though, so report bugs if you find some.