When using the Dialog Builder, FotoStation now shows you the IPTC field numbers of the fields placed in the editor: This can be particularly useful when creating a dialog for a heavily customized metadata configuration, with many custom fields. Caveat lector: I used to work with support at FotoWare. This blog is… Continue reading Did you know that the FotoStation Dialog Builder displays field numbers?
FotoStation stores all searches made in Quick Search, displaying previous searches when a new search is made. You may, however, want to clear this history. This is done differently on the Windows and Mac versions. On the Windows version, open the File menu, choose Preferences, then Clear quick search history. On the… Continue reading Clearing FotoStation Quick Search history
As a FotoWare Customer Support Engineer, one of the issues I see on a somewhat regular basis, is that users have installed the most recent version of FotoStation, without having a valid license for that version. Simply put, if so, they will not be able to run FotoStation. On Windows, you simply uninstall the new… Continue reading Downgrading to a previous version of FotoStation
Did you know that you can apply a metadata macro when closing the metadata editor? FotoStation’s metadata editor can automatically apply a metadata macro after adding metadata to a file. Here is how you activate that option:
By modifying the thesaur.xml-file, Index Manager will return hits containing synonyms to the specified search words. Say, for example, that you want to search for fast food, and want your search results to also find more specific kinds of fast food, such as pizza, hamburgers and french fries. Included with every installation of Index… Continue reading How to: Use synonym lists to modify search results
By entering xnoword search into the search box, you will get hits in images which do not have metadata. When searching for xnoword in a specific field, you will get hits for images where that field is empty. Note: For indexed archives you also need to make sure that the fields that you… Continue reading Searching for images with no metadata or no metadata in specific fields?
As a system administrator, you may want to limit access to certain program features in FotoStation, and even access to the entire configuration dialog, as well as prevent users from accessing certain types of side panels and program functions. Security settings are accessed from the Configuration Menu, under General: To prevent unauthorized… Continue reading Password protecting your FotoStation Configuration
Last week, I detailed how I built a custom Metadata editor that shows me only the fields I can use for Flickr. However, that’s not the only thing I’ll be using FotoStation for. While FotoStation is not able to talk directly to Flickr’s API, it is able to call on other applications, and so,… Continue reading FotoStation Actions: Send to Flickr
As I’ve mentioned in several blog posts, I’ve recently started a new job, working for Norwegian software developer FotoWare. Their client-side software is called FotoStation, and is a very powerful tool for processing photos. Having been an amateur photographer for a while now, I have got a Pro account at Flickr, and upload a… Continue reading FotoStation: Building a custom Metadata editor for Flickr