Category: FotoStation

  • Did you know that the FotoStation Dialog Builder displays field numbers?

    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 […]

  • Clearing FotoStation Quick Search history

    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 […]

  • Downgrading to a previous version of FotoStation

    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 […]

  • How to: Use synonym lists to modify search results

    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 […]

  • Searching for images with no metadata or no metadata in specific fields?

    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 […]

  • Password protecting your FotoStation Configuration

    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 […]

  • FotoStation Actions: Send to Flickr

    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, […]