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default project folder should be source image path

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:23 pm
by stfnfhrmnn
Feature request:
When I drag images into the group browser, then start detection on a group, I would like the default folder of the resulting project to be that of the images. It always defaults to the Desktop (on windows), but this is never where I want it. When I then save the project for the first time, I always have to slowly navigate to the folder that I just had open anyway. Very tedious.

Re: default project folder should be source image path

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:47 pm
by mediavets
stfnfhrmnn wrote:Feature request:
When I drag images into the group browser, then start detection on a group, I would like the default folder of the resulting project to be that of the images. It always defaults to the Desktop (on windows), but this is never where I want it. When I then save the project for the first time, I always have to slowly navigate to the folder that I just had open anyway. Very tedious.


You can change the default to what you want:

Re: default project folder should be source image path

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:12 pm
by stfnfhrmnn
Thanks for your reply, that's quite helpful, much faster than before as I only have to enter %i now. It would still be good if I good set %i as a default for every group though. As soon as I add another group or close/reopen APG, I have to manually enter %i for every new group.

Now, having said that, I did investigate a bit more while writing this reply. It turns out, if you manually change a registry setting, you can do just that. In this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kolor\Autopano Giga 3.0\pano
there is a value 'project_folderTpl' which you can just change to %i. Restart APG and it should default to %i every time now.

Re: default project folder should be source image path

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:53 am
by mediavets
stfnfhrmnn wrote:Thanks for your reply, that's quite helpful, much faster than before as I only have to enter %i now. It would still be good if I good set %i as a default for every group though. As soon as I add another group or close/reopen APG, I have to manually enter %i for every new group.

Now, having said that, I did investigate a bit more while writing this reply. It turns out, if you manually change a registry setting, you can do just that. In this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kolor\Autopano Giga 3.0\pano
there is a value 'project_folderTpl' which you can just change to %i. Restart APG and it should default to %i every time now.


You certainly like to make things difficult for yourself.

You could have done it via Edit/Settings as shown in my screenshot - those are global settings, not the same thing as group settings.

Re: default project folder should be source image path

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:26 pm
by foundation
A couple things, you have to restart after changing the global parameter, and already created groups/panos save the settings from when they were created, not the current setting

Re: default project folder should be source image path

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:33 pm
by mediavets
foundation wrote:A couple things, you have to restart after changing the global parameter,


Yes.

and already created groups/panos save the settings from when they were created, not the current setting

Yes. But you can open then and save under a new name.

Re: default project folder should be source image path

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:15 am
by foundation
but don't people think the "default" default? aka the preference set when you first install the program, should be the source image path? on windows I think it defaults to the desktop or the program files directory or something odd like that.