Date option with photo layout

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edsulst

18 Nov, 2020 05:59 PM

It would be nice to make it possible to add the date on the pictures in the Photo Layout.
Just like you add a photo or a text box but you can add the current date.

I'm using the same layout over and over again, and I'm uploading the images to a website.
My customers can't see at what date the picture is taken, so it would be really nice if this would be possible in a new version.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John Wu on 18 Nov, 2020 06:36 PM

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    You can add a text label to the photo layout with a "{filename}"
    placeholder, which will be dynamically replaced with the filename of the
    saved image. Then use the custom file name under Settings > Premium >
    General to create a filename with the date and time.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by John Wu on 18 Nov, 2020 06:36 PM

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    No content.

  3. 3 Posted by edsulst on 18 Nov, 2020 06:49 PM

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    OK, I've added a text box with {filename}.
    Now, under General I can check Filename to enter a custom filename.
    What do I exactly need to enter here.
    I only see a prefix and Start index.

    This is the idea:
    The booth is used on a daily base and anyone can take a picture.
    Because I'm not always around, I can't change anything in the settings, so when someone is taking a picture, that day needs to be added on the layout.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by John Wu on 18 Nov, 2020 07:00 PM

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    If you hover the mouse over the text box, it will show a tooltip with
    placeholders you can use.

  5. 5 Posted by edsulst on 18 Nov, 2020 07:14 PM

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    Great, I didn't see that.
    I've entered the date, but now the startdate is adding a 0 (and counting up) after the year.
    I deleted the numers in the Start index but this didn't help.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by John Wu on 18 Nov, 2020 07:16 PM

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    Filenames need to be unique, so you need to add the time or it will add an
    index

    >

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by John Wu on 18 Nov, 2020 07:21 PM

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    If you only want the date to show, the filename placeholder will not work

  8. 8 Posted by edsulst on 18 Nov, 2020 07:36 PM

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    Hi John,

    I already tried this.
    Still, even with time added, it keeps adding an indexnumber.

    I've made 2 photo's.
    One at 20:27 and one at 20:28 (too bad an : isn't possible in the prefix)

    The photo made at 20:27 has an indexnumber of 0
    The photo made at 20:28 has an indexnumber of 1

    Strange, isn't it ?

    =====================
    Is it possible that you can "add the current date" option in the next version ?

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by John Wu on 18 Nov, 2020 09:15 PM

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    Sorry, I forgot the index is always part of the filename. You cannot remove
    it

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by John Wu on 20 Nov, 2020 08:51 PM

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    Can you give this a try and let me know if it works for you? I added the
    date placeholders to the text label in the photo layout editor.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/09t8x9zfdmzzdsh/sparkbooth-6.1.66.exe?dl=0

  11. 11 Posted by edsulst on 21 Nov, 2020 12:08 PM

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    John, this works great.
    Now I can add the date of the photo taken, even with hour and minute (if
    needed).

    I assume this download is a Beta version and I need to wait untill there
    is an update available ?

    Gr. Edwin.

    John Wu schreef op 20-11-2020 21:51:

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by John Wu on 21 Nov, 2020 05:54 PM

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    You can use that version. I will be releasing this version on Monday anyway.

  13. edsulst closed this discussion on 22 Nov, 2020 01:23 PM.

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