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    Hi

    This is my scenario:

    Source: Thounands of photo RAW Files (including additional sidecar files width metadata). E.g.

    20100101_103000_001.cr2
    20100101_103000_001.xmp
    20100101_103000_002.cr2
    20100101_103000_002.xmp
    and so on

    Target: Thounsands of DNG Files which have the ame filename as the source files

    20100101_103000_001.dng
    20100101_103000_002.dng
    and so on

    I only work with my DNG files (delete, modify). From time to time I would like to syncronize the two folders in the following way: All cr2 and xmp files with no matching dng file have to be deleted. In the end I only want cr2 and xmp files fromphotos which still exist in the target.

    Is there a way to do this using BC? How can I delete two files simultanesly?

    Thanks a lot

    Michael

  • #2
    Hi Michael,

    You might be able to do this with BC3 Pro using two separate comparisons, one for the .cr2 files and one for the .xmp files.

    For the CR2 files:
    Load the cr2 and xmp files on the left, the DNG files on the right.
    Set your file filter to "*.cr2;*.dng".
    Select "Session > Session Settings".
    Go to the Misc tab.
    Click New.
    Enter *.cr2 for the left file, *.dng for the right.
    Click OK until you're back to the main window.
    Select "View > Show Left Orphans".
    This should list .cr2 files that don't have a matching dng file so you can delete them.

    For the XMP files:
    Load the cr2 and xmp files on the left, the DNG files on the right.
    Set your file filter to "*.xmp;*.dng".
    Select "Session > Session Settings".
    Go to the Misc tab.
    Click New.
    Enter *.xmp for the left file, *.dng for the right.
    Click OK until you're back to the main window.
    Select "View > Show Left Orphans".
    This should list .xmp files that don't have a matching dng file so you can delete them.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Thanks, Chris.

      I have two additional questions:

      1) Is is possible to combine the two alignments?
      2) Can I create a "profile" with all settings so I don't have to enter alle the information for the next run?

      Michael

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      • #4
        1) You can have multiple alignments as long as they don't overlap. As an example, you can align *.doc on the left with *.txt on the right and *.xls on the left with *.csv on the right. Your situation is tricky because you want to align two files on the left with one file on the right.

        2) Once you have everything configured the way you want, select "Session > Save Session" to save the settings. If you want to compare the same folders, just load your saved session. If you want to use the same settings on different folders, select the session in the Home view. Change the file paths, then click the "Open As New" button.
        Chris K Scooter Software

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        • #5
          Thanks a lot, Chris. It works for me with two different profiles

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