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Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 8 years 6 months ago #3269

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Just a small feature request for the Export eComics function. I'd like to have the option to NOT rename all of the images when converting from one file format to another (for example, converting .cbr to .cbz).

Normally, I have no problem with the P0001 naming scheme, but I recently discovered an issue. ComicRack doesn't always figure out the page order correctly, when dealing with double-pages. If a page is, for example, called #001-1415.jpg, it will think that page should be the last page in the comic. Now, if the page is named #001-14-15.jpg, ComicRack will correctly figure out that it is page 14/15. This is a problem because once a comic is converted, the original filename is lost, and many comics don't have page numbers on the physical pages. The result is that, if I didn't figure out the correct page order before I converted the file, then it is very hard to now figure out the proper placement for the double pages.

Since I figured this out, I make sure to re-order all of the pages before converting, as it will then place them in the right order upon conversion. Of course, this doesn't help me figure out how to order all of the files I've already converted, hehe.
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Re:Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 8 years 6 months ago #3270

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this is a bug in the current release.
Sorting will be fixed again in the next.
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Re:Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 8 years 6 months ago #3271

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cYo wrote:
this is a bug in the current release.
Sorting will be fixed again in the next.
I can see how it would have trouble sorting the page order. I mean, if you have pages like this:

Comic #001 p11.jpg
Comic #001 p12.jpg
Comic #001 p13.jpg
Comic #001 p1415.jpg
Comic #001 p16.jpg

It makes sense that it would sort p1415 last, as it would simply see it as page 1,415.

Versus a set like this will end up sorted correctly (again, makes sense):
Comic #001 p11.jpg
Comic #001 p12.jpg
Comic #001 p13.jpg
Comic #001 p14-15.jpg
Comic #001 p16.jpg

Do you typically have something special in the sort code, to try and figure our that 1415.jpg is actually pages 14 and 15? I'm a new user, so I don't know if it sorted differently in the past.
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Re:Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 8 years 6 months ago #3274

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no it was a mistake.
I put in number sorting code (like the explorer) for filenames and this also slid into the code for sorting "files" in archives.

Number sorting code honors numbers and therefore leads to the sqequence:

page01.jpg
page03.jpg
page0102.jpg

instead of the one expected.
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Re:Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 8 years 6 months ago #3279

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Ahh. I look forward to the next release ;)
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Re: Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 5 years 4 months ago #23076

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I would like to repeat the original feature request:
Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images.
Would be nice if there would be an option to keep the original folder structure and filenames.
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Re: Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 5 years 4 months ago #23109

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I would also like to see an option to not rename the internal image files when converting.

I've come across some books where the file names were erroneous (like forgetting the leading zero on a page) which makes me from hesitate from doing batch conversions. I'm paranoid I would lose details which would make fixing the page order easier.
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Re: Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 5 years 4 months ago #23128

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Yes, any renaming is bad renaming. Filenames oftenly contain information, and there is no reason to destroy this information in a given archive. There are lots of files that relate in one way or another and there is no way to sort this out by an algorythm.

Series and multipart books become complicated to manage when their filenames are changed. Relations with audio, text and video files get lost. So the basic rule is: never touch given information like filenames. Reworking renaming schemes is work that does not produce any value at all.
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Re: Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 5 years 4 months ago #23132

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pone wrote:
I would like to repeat the original feature request:
Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images.
Would be nice if there would be an option to keep the original folder structure and filenames.
You have another vote from me as well to have an option to keep the original name of each file contained within an archive when using the internal conversion function.

Thank you!
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Re: Convert Files Without Renaming Internal Images 5 years 4 months ago #23266

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@cYo:

Is there a chance to get this feature in one of the next updates?
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