Importing Files for Aftershot

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Importing Files for Aftershot

Post by zombielord »

Well I keep looking for a way to streamline my workflow. I really like aftershot but I need a solution for importing (saving to HDD) images to my PC. Currently I use ViewNX2 to view and copy images from Camera or Flashdrive to HDD, and the use Aftershot for RAW processing, lastly I use Paintshop Pro and /or Painter for my final renderings.

Ideally I'd love to have Aftershot be able to import images from camera to the HDD.
However, lacking that I would like to see if anyone knows of a program that will allow you to import images and once finished opens a specified program?

I could go all hackish and make a batch script but I would prefer something a little more robust.
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Re: Importing Files for Aftershot

Post by alfivar »

Personally I use ViewNX2 to get an overview of new images and delete the ones I do not want to save. Then I use an input batch to get the pictures I want to keep into the catalog. I do not know for sure if there has been relevant changes/new errors introduced into the newer versions of ASP, but I have always been learning from advises written by afx in his book or from short introductions like this: http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php ... 86&start=0
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Re: Importing Files for Aftershot

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alfivar wrote:Personally I use ViewNX2 to get an overview of new images and delete the ones I do not want to save. Then I use an input batch to get the pictures I want to keep into the catalog. I do not know for sure if there has been relevant changes/new errors introduced into the newer versions of ASP, but I have always been learning from advises written by afx in his book or from short introductions like this: http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php ... 86&start=0
Yeah, that's what I use ViewNX2 for, but ideally I'd love to see that aspect rolled into ASP. I just find ViewNX2 to be overblown for just viewing and copying files (It does work though). I was just looking for some simple program to do this or wondered if I was missing some technique or plugin to do to.
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Re: Importing Files for Aftershot

Post by alfivar »

Have you read what I referred to above? Especially "A working example" a bit down? I think you can do it all with ASP, I just tried to see pictures on a card, and it worked. However, I did struggle a bit before ASP recognized the card, like afx mentioned in the text. I also managed to freeze ASP, so something is not good, but "in principle" it should work, as described in the text. (I use Nikon View of old habit as a first step, and are quite pleased with it.)
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Re: Importing Files for Aftershot

Post by hannes_hab »

Downloading (renaming and importing to the catalog) within ASP is the best and fasted way you can do it!

http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php ... 86&start=0

" ...
First, get your images from the memory card to the computer. This is
accomplished easily with the Download batch queue. Adjust this batch
queue to your needs for file and directory naming, and then you have
a rather efficient download mechanism (you could even add a second
copy target to generate backups at the same time). You should not
delete the source images during download. This prevents images from
getting lost if something goes wrong. It's better to explicitly reformat
the card later, when you are sure the images are safely on disk.
If you shoot specific environments often enough and also import into
catalogs, you might want to apply a metadata preset in the download
queue during the catalog import to have the appropriate information
already loaded.
If you name your download queue "0Download" it will always be the
first queue in the popup list for selecting the queue. "How Do I Organize
My Images?" (p 131) has a sample download queue definition that uses
rename variables to put the images in their proper place right away.
If you plug in the card reader or card after Bibble is already running,
Bibble might not show you the drive letter or mount point of the card
in the file browser. Using the right-click menu and then selecting "Refresh"
allows Bibble to rescan the list, and you should see the card.
Right-clicking on the card and then selecting “Send to batch” is recursive,
so you do not need to navigate to the actual image directory on
the card."
regards Hannes
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Re: Importing Files for Aftershot

Post by zombielord »

@alfivar Well I have to apologize, you did send me to the right thread but I failed to go past the 1st posting "AfterShot Kickstart Guide". :oops:

Thanks to both alfivar and hannes_hab for your guidance, I appreciate the help.
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