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Digital Photo Professional - Image scrolling shows previous images only

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Hello. This is a very specific issue with the Digital Photo Professional 4 program I have, but it's a pretty big issue for me regardless. When I scroll through images to sort them, I use the vertical thumbnail multi-layout view. When I take photos, I usually take several of the same scene (as can be seen on the screenshot). When I scroll down onto a new scene (as done in the screenshot), I would like to know roughly how many of those images I have taken. 

 

The problem I have is that the list only scrolls as you navigate to a list item that's past the visible list litems. I can see the thumbnails of all my previously viewed images, but no thumbnails of images that are next in queue. Knowing how many images I took of a scene if important when sorting, so I tend to manually scroll down the list every time I get to a new scene.

 

Needless to say this is quite tedious and I would rather see a thumbnail preview of all images next in queue instead of those I've already viewed. Maybe even multiple rows of thumbnails. 

 

Is this something that's possible to do with the software? 

 Digital Photo Professional.png

 

EDIT: An elegant way to solve this problem coding-wise would be to have the list scroll in unison with the command of switching to the next / previous image. So the user uses the scroll bar to place the current image where he / she wants it to be, for example perfectly in the middle of the thumbnail list. Then, when the user presses next / previous image the list scrolls the distance of a single thumbnail's size up / down. So the placement of the new current thumbnail remains in the middle of the thumbnail list. 

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Re: Digital Photo Professional - Image scrolling shows previous images only

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The way I have DPP set up is that the thumbnails of the images in my folder populate the main window instead of the sidebar, but that is just my personal preference. By default, the first image is highlighted. I press Ctrl plus the A key to select all, then select "Edit Image". Now all images in the  folder are in line to be edited and can be selected from the panel on the left. Notice in the second screen cap that the file tree is no longer visible, just another personal preference but it gives me more editing area.

 

DPP Edit Images-1.jpg

 

Selecting All makes it so that all thumbnails in the folder are available to be selected, from the side bar, during editing. You can either scroll through the thumbnails or use the Arrows at the bottom to go to the next image in the queue, which you have created by selecting all. You can easily back out of this to view other folders by clicking the "Return to main window" button just left of the Edit button.

 

DPP Edit Images-2.jpg

 

I hope this helps,

 

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Re: Digital Photo Professional - Image scrolling shows previous images only

Your post says this: "The problem I have is that the list only scrolls as you navigate to a list item that's past the visible list items" Not sure exactly what you mean. Once you get to the first image of a string that you are interested in you can manually scroll the first image in your string up to the top (or left if you put thumbnails on the bottom) of the stack but that would only give you 8 (or 16) images in a line.

 

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Re: Digital Photo Professional - Image scrolling shows previous images only

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"Once you get to the first image of a string that you are interested in you can manually scroll the first image in your string up to the top" 

 

Yes, this is what I'm doing but hoping not to have to do. It would be a lot quicker if the list of thumbnails always showed the next 8 in queue and only the past 2 in queue (or something like that) so you can always get an overview of what's next without having to move the mouse cursor to the scroll bar. 

 

This may seem like a very minor thing, but when you're sorting out 800 images it becomes quite a big deal. 

 

EDIT: An elegant way to solve this problem coding-wise would be to have the list scroll in unison with the command of switching to the next / previous image. So the user uses the scroll bar to place the current image where he / she wants it to be, for example perfectly in the middle of the thumbnail list. Then, when the user presses next / previous image the list scrolls the distance of a single thumbnail's size up / down. So the placement of the new current thumbnail remains in the middle of the thumbnail list. 

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Re: Digital Photo Professional - Image scrolling shows previous images only


@frebys wrote:

"Once you get to the first image of a string that you are interested in you can manually scroll the first image in your string up to the top" 

 

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EDIT: An elegant way to solve this problem coding-wise would be to have the list scroll in unison with the command of switching to the next / previous image. So the user uses the scroll bar to place the current image where he / she wants it to be, for example perfectly in the middle of the thumbnail list. Then, when the user presses next / previous image the list scrolls the distance of a single thumbnail's size up / down. So the placement of the new current thumbnail remains in the middle of the thumbnail list. 


Adobe Lightroom behaves like that.  There is a strip of preview images across the entire bottom of the GUI.  The size of the previews is user selectable.  I have never counted them, but the total is at least 16 images with my settings.

 

Under certain conditions, the image currently being edited will always be in the center.

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