Is there a way to create a Smart Group or otherwise find images that have been converted to Searchable PDF?
My use case is that I manually selected a bunch of images from a Smart Group of images (so they are spread out all over the place) and selected “Convert to Searchable PDF”. I had planned to keep the selection and delete the images when the conversions were done.
Interlude: The reason for doing it this way was that I burned myself previously on a Smart Rule while using the trial version which I setup to to the following two steps for about 600 PDFs: 1. OCR, 2 Move to trash. But because I was on the trial version OCR stopped after a short time (limit reached), but the Smart Rule didn’t seem to notice and threw all my non-OCRd PDFs to the trash. Because they came from all over the place, restoring them was kind of a nightmare. So I’m a bit weary about automatically OCR+Trashing now. Would be great if the Smart Rule checked that a step actually completed before moving on or is this already possible somehow?
Anyway, keeping a bunch of notes selected while OCR was running worked well for me previously. But after a bit of work in a separate DT window, when I came back to my image selection the Preview window still said “130 items selected”, but looking in the View panel the notes didn’t seem to be selected, and I was not able to delete them. So now I have a bunch of images that have been OCRd correctly, and I’d like to get rid of the images. I thought of two ways, but I can’t figure out if they’re possible or not:
- Create a smart group to find duplicate note titles of all PDF+Text and Images. Then I could perhaps manually delete based on modification date.
- Somehow use the fact that the PDFs are generated from the Images (is this metadata/relationship saved anywhere)?
Otherwise I guess I have to write a script or something…