Photo Supreme tricks, tweaks, and scripts…

COMMAND LINE STARTUP PARAMETER

-A [data files folder]

   Use it to store application data in a custom defined folder instead of the Windows standard folder (%localappdata%). e.g.: -A "D:\My IDimager\PSU-appdata"

-regfile [registry file]

  By using this option, PSU will not store any data in the registry; instead the data will be stored at the location you have defined. e.g.: -regfile "D:\My IDimager\mydata.idreg"

-L [Language]

  With this parameter you can switch the GUI Language. e.g.: -L NL  valid parameters are NL, EN, DE, FR

-D [Database name]

  Use this to open PSU with a specific Database

REGISTRY TWEAKS:

 

Software Tag:

When you use %exif:Software (e.g. for a custom thumb info) to identify what Software has been used to edit the image, then you may not want PSU to update this property.

  Don't update: 

    WriteToRegistry('', 'UpdateSoftwareTag', 0);

  Update:

    WriteToRegistry('', 'UpdateSoftwareTag', 1);

Image Counter:

Sometimes the image counter may slow you down. With a little script you can:

  Switch it off:

    WriteToRegistry('', 'ShowCatCounters', 0);

  And on again:

    WriteToRegistry('', 'ShowCatCounters',

1); You need to restart PSU to take effect after running that little script!

FileName in Title:

A way to say whether PSU should place the filename in the Title or not would be

  Switch it off:

    WriteToRegistry('', 'AllowFileNameAsTitle', 0);

  And on again:

    WriteToRegistry('', 'AllowFileNameAsTitle', 1);

 

LAP Columns: 

To change the number of columns in the Label assignment panel you can use this script:

    WriteToRegistry('LAP', 'Columns', 3); (This would give you 3 columns)

 

To revert to automatic column calculation delete the registry key \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IDimager Systems, Inc.\IDI\LAP

Synchronous Mode:

This setting allows you to change the synchronous mode used by PSU to increase database security. But using the synchronous mode 2 will have an impact at the overall performance of PSU!

  WriteToRegistry ('', 'Synchronous', 2);

  Switch back to default:

    WriteToRegistry ('', 'Synchronous', -1);

 

More info about the synchronous mode can be found here: http://www.sqlite.org/pragma.html

Cascade Metadata:

This setting will propagate the star rating and color label within a version set. A value of 0 will set it back to default:

 

  Options.CatalogMetaCascadeStyle := 1;

  PublicBroadcast (nil, 'SaveOptions', nil);

SQLite scratch folder:

This setting will move the SQLite scratch folder to somewhere else

  WriteToRegistry('', 'SQLiteTempDir', 'c:\your folder here\');

Set preview quality: 

Use this script to change the quality setting  from the default value (95) to 90
This script works on both SQLServer and SQLite versions:

  Options.MediumQuality := 90;    // current application default = 95

  PublicBroadcast(nil, 'SaveOptions', nil); Say ('done');

REBUILD SEARCH DATA:

If you use a converted IDimager Database you might need to run this little script:

 

  PublicCatalog.BuildSearchData;

  Say ('done.');

 

The database will grow quite a bit especially when it has run on a converted IDimager V5 database.

CUSTOM THUMBS INFO:

When you need an indicator for images that are offline you can use this line:

 

  %code result := iif(not WideFileExists(ImageItem.Filename), 'O', ''); %/code

When you need an indicator for images that are write protected you can use this line:

 

  %code result := iif(WideFileIsReadOnly(ImageItem.Filename), 'R', ''); %/code

You can find a more sophisticated script here.

When you need to call a script (e.g. to set the wallpaper point to the script: Set as Wallpaper.psc)
Script

CUSTOM XMP:


Did you know that you can use Custom XMP created for IDimager V5 in PSU?
As a example I use the Darwin Core XMP Metadata Schema by Frank Bungartz.


Download and extract both files and copy them into the folder: %localappdata%\IDimager Systems, Inc.\EditorSchemas
Next time when you open PSU you can access the XMP schema in the image detail panel.

 

Custom Thumb Info:  This script is using the %exif:Software tag to identify the Software you used to edit the image and will display GPS when the image contains GPS coordinates. When the image is a RAW file it will display RAW, otherwise the file extension will be displayed.

 

  %code

  // add software ID

  if Pos('Capture', '%exif:Software') = 1 then

    result := result + 'NX2'

  else if Pos('Photoshop', '%exif:software') <> 0 then

    result := result + 'CS4'

  else if Pos('Bibble', '%exif:software') <> 0 then

    result := result + 'BIB'

  else if Pos('Ver.1', '%exif:software') = 1 then

    result := result + 'CAM'

  else if Pos('http://www.idimager.com', '%exif:software') = 1 then

    result := result + 'IDI'

  else

    result := result + '-?- ';

  // add file type [RAW] or File extension

  if ImageItem.isRaw then

    result := result + ' ' + WideUpperCase('%FileExtension') + ''

  else

    result := result + ' ' + WideUpperCase('%FileExtension') + '';

  // add GPS indicator

  if ImageItem.HasGPS then

    result := result + 'GPS';

  %/code

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