I have imported some 3,500 jpg photographs into DTPO 2.3.5. I originally had the photos in folders in the file system, the folders named by the date the photos were taken. I imported these folders into DTPO.
I had the idea that the As Split view would be ideal for quickly tagging the photos, by selecting a set of items, hitting ^-return to get to the Tags bar, and typing the name of a tag.
To get all of the photos visible in the As Split view, I’m using a Smart Group with criteria “Search in Database / Kind is image.” (But, these issues occur when using the As Split view with a regular Group too, as well as with rich text items in As Split view.)
Unfortunately, this procedure fails with several issues:
I expected ^-return to move edit focus to the tag bar, but in As Split view, it instead, with one item selected, opens an edit box to rename the item, and with multiple items selected, does nothing. This happens with both image and rich text items. Why does DTPO prohibit from getting to the tag bar with ^-return in the As Split view?
The menu item Edit - Tags is disabled in the As Split view. Why?
OK, I’ll click on the “Show/Hide Tags” control to show the Tags bar, then click in the Tags bar and assign a tag to the selected items by typing a tag name, let’s say, “clouds,” to the currently selected items. This seems to work; that is, I can select items, click in the Tags bar, and type “clouds” and hit return to apply the tag “clouds” to the selected items. But, what actually happens is that all of the items in the As Split view, and the Group itself, have been tagged with “clouds,” as evidenced by: the persistent appearance of the tag “clouds” as I select individual items; the items’ presence in the “clouds” tag in the As Tags view; and by the Smart Group’s (or Group’s) presence in the Tags/clouds Group. I didn’t ask that all of the items in the As Split view be tagged, just the ones that I selected.
It almost seems that for some reason DTPO wants to prohibit me from tagging items using the As Split view (and if so, why?), but the method of clicking on the Tags control to get to the Tags bar and entering a Tag name was not disabled, and produces an incorrect result.
So, it seems that there is some bug here somewhere: either in applying tags in As Split view, or in disallowing this procedure altogether. I sure would like to be able to apply tags to selected items in the As Split view, because it is in many cases the most efficient way of tagging photos.