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Was looking for the media browser in the new beta and noticed it was gone.  Is it being worked on and coming back?

Haven't looked before so I don't know when it disappeared.  

 

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4 hours ago, p_mac said:

Thanks Walt, hope they re-evaluate their decision.  It would be nice for AP to have it’s own catalogue system. 

I doubt they will. In any case, while it would be nice for Photo to have a catalogue system (aka DAM (Digital Asset Manager) in forum discussions) the media browser isn't it :)

First, it's a 3rd-party app provided Mac, so Serif has no control over how it functions. Second, it's Mac-only, and doesn't help Windows users.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.243 Beta
Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.243 Beta
Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.238 Beta

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A nice intermediate solution to this might be to provide an API for adding custom media sources to the stock image panel which could allow for searching local software as people write the appropriate providers for it.  A good one to add would be one that would allow directories on the computer to be selected so that files on the local system could be searched from within the stock panel as a potential replacement for the media browser.  The API would allow plugins to be developed for catalogs in Photos on the Mac for example, and other similar programs.

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On 2/14/2019 at 2:28 PM, fde101 said:

A nice intermediate solution....

Take a look here... SPOTLIGHT (on WINDOWS should be a similar "free-to-use-protocol") offers all SERIF needs. As said its an INTERIM Solution... but it would be a fast and easy way to implement... SPOTLIGHT is a very solide catalogue  "base" and  maybe "all you need" for "develope-further/special..."? Spotlight offers all what SERIF / a catalouge... is (basically) needing, there is no special-need to code an extra-special-own-database... BUT just the cleverness to use this already existing FREE database very SMART!! 

Itunes, Traktor/ iphoto, the whole finder-attribute-shower / the smart-"album / search...."-concept... all "catalogues" in each off this apps "based" of spotlight... And its free, each DEV can use it - its just the question: Are you smart enough to implement to your special wishes? But even if not, eg Pixabay/Splesh... creates (at least) usable "catalogues" in HTML... not perfect, but i like the "unsplash/pexel/pixabay..." -"media-browser" as just "type search".... On a (spotlight) HD there are also misc filters like (date/size...) all infos are for free, for every DEV usable/filterable.. if he just know the basic... instead to code...code...code his own system...

And yeah, i like it as static "panel"  more, than the old media-browser-flying-window: Just create some buttons for first-filter and second-filter....

Use TAGS and other already given file infos... to "filter"...


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