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Having support in F-Stop itself would be nice, but as workaround, I can recommend FolderSync: That easily lets you sync files with your NAS.
What I do is I create a sync in FolderSync for the pictures I want to tag, sync them to my phone, then do what needs to be done with F-Stop, and after that sync back to the NAS with FolderSync. Of course you need the space on your phone, but if you don’t have external SD card in your phone, you could always just sync the subset of your picture collection that you want to tag next. FolderSync has a lot of filters for file and folder names.
Well, you may of course multi-select pictures and then tag them all at once. That’s what I do all the time.
But I’d also like some easier workflow. I imagine a mode where the currently selected Tag Group is shown superimposed over the top of the picture, as a row (or several) of clickable tag words. Then you could quickly select the tags, then the rating and (if you activated that option) you’re taken to the next picture.
You could always create a Smart Album with condition “Rating” and select 3, 4, and 5 stars. It’s only a few clicks, and once you set that up, you could even bookmark it for easy access.
Open the image in the viewer, activate the rating panel if not activate yet (first action button), tap the heart – done!
OK, I’ll try to explain it with an example. Let’s assume I have the following directory structure:
sdcard |-- Pix |-- New |-- Camera1 |-- Camera2 |-- Best of |-- 2013 |-- 2014 etc.
In the settings, in Main > Included folders, I just added sdcard/Pix as base directory. F-Stop now finds all pictures in all subfolders – no problem.
Now I always copy new pictures from the SD cards of my cameras to their respective folders to tag and rate them, before further editing them on my computer (and at some point copy the good ones back to my phone into Best of). For the tagging and rating, I want to create smart albums that show me, for example, all unrated photos from Pix/New/Camera1. But the photos are not directly in that directory, but in the usual DCIM directories e.g. 100_PANA, 101_PANA, and so on. So when creating the smart album, I can’t choose Pix/New/Camera1, because it contains no pictures. I could choose the subfolders, but next time, there will be a new XXX_PANA folder, for which I have to edit the smart album again.
I would like to be able to choose an arbitrary folder, no matter if it contains any pictures itself, and all pictures in this folder and its subfolders are used. Of course, the chosen folder may only be within the ones selected in “Folders to scan”.
Hope this explanation is understandable.
Thank you very much in any case!