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DPP 4.12.0 - Unable to select multiple images in List View


Curious if anyone else has this problem--I'm running Mac OS Catalina with the latest version of Digital Photo Professional, and I'm unable to select and perform any operation on multiple images when using the List View. 


Shift or CMD + click on multiple images appears to select multiple images, however when attempting any batch operation or attempting to drag those images to another location only one image will be operated upon. 


That functionality works when in the thumbail views, but sorting in the thumbnail views doesn't work the same as in a list view, so it's not terribly useful to me. 




Smiley Happy 


Edit: I have deleted all files associated with previous installations, restarted, and reinstalled the most recent versions of DPP. The application behavior didn't change. All possible permissions are enabled. 


Robot Happy


Yes. 10.15.3.


"however when attempting any batch operation" How are you doing the attempted batch?


If you don't use batch processing module I believe it will always be operating on a single image. Look at around page 134 of the manual - I am looking at the Windows manual.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

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Whether or not an outside app can open multiple files would be a feature of gthe app, not DPP.


Transfering multiple files to Ps is a batch process evolution. All of your questions are addressed in the manual, which you can download from the Canon site.


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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Yes, I understand the batch transfer functionality. I think using the word batch in my initial question and subsequent answers was a mistake on my part which has caused some confusion. 


I'm aware of the ability to transfer converted images with the Open Images Using Software check box. Since that process converts CR2 files into secondary file types it's not what I need. I need the ability to move multiple raw files from DPP into Photoshop, which is only possible at this point by dragging the thumbnail images to the Dock or to a Photoshop app icon.


I'm mostly speaking strictly of the fact that it's possible to select multiple images in the list view but not operate on them in a GUI sense, which was present in previous iterations of DPP but seems to have broken in this release, which is consistent with other file-management tools which have been ported to Catalina. Catalina introduced some new approaches to file management, specifically to the Finder, which even broke some of the Finder's capabilities for a little while. 


Thanks for taking the time to help; I do appreciate it. 

I understand now.


Copy->Paste will work to the Desktop 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic