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  1. Set Finder Create Date to EXIF Capture Date

    When the Finder create date is incorrect, it would be nice to be able to have Silent Sifter set the Finder create date to the same date and time as the EXIF capture date.

    57 votes
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    • Sift Profiles

      It would be nice to be able to configure a set of inputs, a set of outputs, along with their associated filters, folder structures, file renaming, delete settings, etc, and save the whole setup as a profile with a name.

      Then you could create a number of these profiles, and switch between them.

      This would make it easier to switch between importing photos/videos to a standard photo structure, and doing ad hoc sifting of my standard photo structure to pull out a specific set of files based on metadata (i.e. by camera, dates, keywords).

      44 votes
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      • Adobe Lightroom Support

        Ability to import from and export to Adobe Lightroom automatically, with input / output folders.

        30 votes
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        • Location Grouping

          Hell, First of all thank you for this app.

          would be nice to have options to sort by

          Location : while sorting the files in whatever format the user chooses would be a sub location under that with location (if photos are tagged by GPS) example

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          18 votes
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          • Do not Sift files that have been sifted in the past, and deleted from the output

            After importing files from an camera, if they are deleted from the output, do not re-copy them to the output on subsequent sift operations.

            Use case:
            1) Sift 200 files from SD Card to output
            2) Leave all of the 200 files on the SD Card
            3) Delete 20 files from output because of poor quality
            4) Take 5 photos on SD Card
            5) Sift 205 files from SD Card again.
            6) SilentSifter Only copy the 5 new files to the output, even though they have been deleted

            18 votes
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            • Place Photo Collisions in Subfolder

              A suggestion from one of our users was to give the ability to place photo collisions into a subfolder instead of appending an index to the file name.

              What do you think? Is this something you would use? What should the folder be named? Should it be configurable whether to append an index vs. make a subfolder? Should it be configurable by output?

              Tell us what you think in the comments, and vote for this if you think it's important!

              15 votes
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              • Preview Output

                The ability to preview folder structures and file renaming results, without actually copying the files.

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                • Automatic grouping of Events by day.

                  It might be nice to have the ability to define specific dates, and have Silent Sifter automatically organize any photos/videos taken on those dates into pre-named events.

                  For example, you could define 'Christmas' as Dec 25, every year. And then configure Silent Sifter to create a folder structure of YYYY/MM/Event. And any photos from Dec 25th would automatically be put into a folder of 'Christmas' within YYYY/12/Christmas.

                  You could do the same for other holidays, or birthdays, or anniversary dates as well.

                  You could similarly apply a label to the photo/video filename with the Event, instead of putting it into…

                  13 votes
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                  • iPhoto Events as a Folder Structure Token

                    When sifting an iPhoto library, it would be nice to be able to retain the iPhoto Event that was originally within iPhoto as a folder structure token, for those who have taken the time to organize iPhoto into logical events.

                    10 votes
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                    • Custom Event Names for Folders and File Names

                      I would like upon input and grouping to be able to create a custom Event Name to be applied to the folders and the files. Windows Live Photo Gallery is the only program I have used to date that does this well and could be used as a guide.

                      8 votes
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                      • Configlets

                        It might be nice to be able to have pre-configured 'configlets' that contain rename logic, folder structure logic, and filter logic. Then when you add a new input/output you could choose which 'configlet' you want to use, and be done configuring the logic for how that input/output should behave.

                        Also, you might want to be able to choose a default input configlet, and a default output configlet, maybe by input/output type. That way you could say 'all dropbox outputs should use configlet 'by name, no rename, filter MOV' by default.

                        8 votes
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                        • Life Charge across multiple devices

                          I love this app and use it on my iPad. I would like to use it on my iPhone also. I do not want keep up with two different sources. Can it be made to synchronize between the two ???

                          7 votes
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                          • Editing of IPTC/EXIF Data

                            What do you think of a "metadata"-input-field (aka some "IPTC-Fields")?

                            7 votes
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                            • iPhoto Album Support

                              Ability to create albums in iPhoto automatically, using the same logic as folder structure (i.e. by date, by camera, etc)

                              6 votes
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                              • Support Microsoft OneDrive!

                                Microsoft may not be ideal for many things, but their cloud based service works very well! Please add support so I can sift to and from the cloud.

                                6 votes
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                                • Keyboard issues in iOS 8

                                  entry ratings don't show in iOS 8 due to the new predictive text buttons. allow for that space. When bluetooth keyboard is connected it doesn't hide the keyboard right away, I have to disconnect and reconnect to get it to hide.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Rename Files with Numerical Prefix based on Folder

                                    Apply a 4 digit prefix to each file with its order in the folder. So the numbering in each folder should start at 0001.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Automatically Group Photos by Google Calendar

                                      Could you compare the photos against the Google Calendar, and then ask me which of the events on my Calendar should be used as events to group my photos?

                                      That would be super cool!

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Resize Photos During Sift

                                        The ability to specify that images be resized (i.e. change in resolution) during a sift operation.

                                        This would be a setting on an output folder that allows you to choose the resolution you would like images scaled to during the sift operation, so that the images stored in the output folder would be scaled to the given size.

                                        4 votes
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