10-10-2021 12:40 PM
I'm often trying to export slightly different versions of the same raw image. The most common usage is for me to output different resolutions for printing, Facebook and Instagram.
I know of two ways that work but neither is ideal. I don't think I've missed anything but just wanted to be sure. My usual method is to save the raw files (Save As works well for multiple files though I wish batch convert would allow saving to raw so I could update using a pattern) to a new name and then use those as I want.
The second way I know is to save the recipe I used to a file so I can change it and then re-apply the original. There's no way to do that for multiple files and you end up with extra files so I don't use that.
I haven't missed any form of versioning, right?
10-10-2021 03:10 PM
Save the output files to different folders.
10-10-2021 03:15 PM
10-10-2021 07:30 PM
Thanks but the output filename (or folder) isn't the problem as I can change the filename on batch output simply.
The problem is saving the versions of the input (raw) file, especially in a way that works on multiple files with minimal duplication.
Save multiple copies of the original file using different names and folders. You do not have a camera or software issue..
10-10-2021 07:42 PM
10-12-2021 09:41 AM
This might not be useful for anyone else, but just in case, this is what I do.
I save multiple versions of the recipe file to different names because the recipe file is much smaller than multiple versions of the raw. If I am not planning to do further editing, I might also save multiple JPEG files with different cropping or color changes. If I intend to do much further editing, I save a 16 bit TIFF from DPP. For scaling to different sizes, I usually prefer to use graphicsmagick instead of DPP because I like the scaling algorithms. I use exiftool to add IPTC information to the JPEG files that I put on my web server. I never save changes to the raw file, but load a recipe file if I want to make further changes.
I might use letters and digits in the file name to remind myself what I did; e.g. IMG_1234c.JPG is cropped, IMG_1234cs.JPG is cropped smaller, IMG_1234bw.JPG is monochrome.
I run DPP on an iMac, but most of my storage is attached to a Debian Linux machine and shared to the iMac using SMB. I have Xquartz on my iMac so that I can display Linux programs on the iMac screen. The freely available Vmware Fusion also allows running a Linux virtual machine on a mac if one prefers to use a single hardware machine. I use "cp -pX files destination" when copying files to the Linux machine from the iMac to avoid littering the Linux file systems with sidecar files.
Before getting an iMac, I ran DPP in a Windows virtual machine on my Debian Linux desktop using qemu. Before I retired, my employer required Windows so I ran Linux in Vmware Player virtual machines.
I hope that someone might find this helpful.
10-12-2021 09:58 AM
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