October 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm #6892jwhittinParticipant
I have over 35,000 keyworded photos in Lightroom (my master database) which I have published to my SD card as JPGs. On initial installation, F Stop scans and seems to pick up all the keywords as tags. So far, so good.
However when I make changes to the keywords in Lightroom and republish, F Stop doesn’t seem to rescan the files (although they have a new modified date) and I can’t seem to find a way to force a rescan. So none of the updated tags are usable in F Stop.
Is it possible to do this? If so, how? If not, is there a way to rescan the updated images without uninstalling and reinstalling F Stop?
October 10, 2016 at 11:08 pm #6893jwhittinParticipant
I’ve partly found an answer – if I select a photo and then select “revert to metadata on disk” then it loads the updated metadata. The only problem is that you’ve got to know what images have been updated – if I tried selecting all images, or just a large folder, and then selected “revert to metadata on disk” then F Stop crashed every time.
So I’m still looking for a way to rescan (ie re-read all the metadata) for ALL images. Surely there must be an easy way to do this without uninstalling and reinstalling F Stop?
May 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm #7077wintermute3Participant
I am stuck on this issue as well. In my case, I believe f-stop was interrupted during an initial scan of around 30,000 images on the sd card. Now I can only successfully search for metadata on the images that were processed before the interruption.
I am also hesitant to uninstall/reinstall f-stop due to previous comments about Android clearing out the /Android/data/com.fstop.photo folder on the SD card on uninstall.
Any updates from the developers? Please? 🙂
November 30, 2020 at 11:28 pm #8022wintermute3Participant
To anyone who finds this old thread, I have *finally*, after much travail, found a real solution! The key was to navigate to the settings in F-Stop and select the Main -> Check for Changed Images -> Compare Image’s Dates option. That alone won’t do it, of course, but then I used the free Android App named Total Commander to manually and recursively change the datestamp on the folder which held all the photos which I wanted F-Stop to scan/rescan. As soon as I did that (a few seconds for 25,000+ images), I restarted F-Stop and voila it rescanned everything successfully.
I really wish the developer would respond to support emails, and better yet add a feature to do exactly this, but in any case there is a solution available (at least for Android, not sure if F-Stop is a thing in iPhone).
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