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File naming

Postby Jiheffe » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:44 am

Is there a way to automate file naming when scanning individual frames?
I have for the moment given up on batch scanning strips, as I cannot find a way to reliably scan frames without having misalignments. So now I use the hardware buttons on my Reflecta RPS to advance the frames and correctly align them. But at each frame, I need to think about changing the file name in the "Scan dimensions" panel. Is there a any way to have it pick up the next filename in a sequence?

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Re: File naming

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:24 am

Dear customer,

If you leave the filename unchanged the files will be automatically numbered.
file
file (1)
file (2)
file (3)
This is the only automatic file naming available for single scans.

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Arne Ketelhohn.

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Re: File naming

Postby Jiheffe » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:15 am

This is a pity. Especially as those file names include a space and a special character (opening parenthesis). To avoid problems, I (and many others) do stick to unaccented letters, digits, dash and underscore for my file names.
Also with this numbering scheme, file sorting is lost when you scan more than 9 frames...

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Re: File naming

Postby Holger88 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:26 am

Are there still the same restrictions with setting the filenames automatically?

It would be really, really great if you would support a standard format structure like
name %03d.tif (eg 'name 001.tif', 'name 002.tif', ...)
name %05d.tif (eg 'name 00001.tif', 'name 00002.tif', ...)

And the integer value would be increased automatically with each scan.

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Re: File naming

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:06 am

Dear customer,

automatic file numbering is included for scanners capable of batch scanning several images automatically.

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Re: File naming

Postby Holger88 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:05 pm

This works when I scan a film stripe.
But not for single scans.
I imagine that the automatic naming feature works for each folder independent - but depending on the existing files in that folder.
When I switch the folder then the present index should be automatically set (depending how I defined the format structure of the filename).
When I set the Name format to 'Image %03d.tif' and in folder A are already 'Image 001.tif', 'Image 002.tif' and in folder B 'Image 001.tif' then the next scan in folder A should be named 'Image 003.tif' and in folder B 'Image 002.tif'.

The present automatic naming function also doesn't seem to allow me to give the scanned images names like 'Image %05d - raw.tif'.
(eg 'Image 00001 - raw.tif', 'Image 00002 - raw.tif', ...) Or am I mistaken?

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Re: File naming

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:06 pm

Dear customer,

Yes the auto numbering is only available in Batch-Scan mode.

Placeholders like % are not used. You can simply enter the number of leading zeros in the start index field.

If you switch folders you will have to enter the start index manually.

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Arne Ketelhohn.

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Re: File naming

Postby jeffsonora » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:27 am

hi guys i hope silverfast would create a feature that actually has a automatic day/time/year /image no/ automatically generated also a new folder overtime you scan in batches would be best so the software won't actually overwrite the previews day's image scan

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Re: File naming

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:57 am

Dear user,

the creation date is automatically entered in the image metadata.
Existing files are not overwritten. The operating system automatically creates a file with an attached number.

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