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Old April 7th, 2003, 05:09 PM
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Why not use a self-extracting ZIP file? Then the zip could be 8.3, the
names inside could be long names. Also, there would be a significant
amount of compression saving some disk space.

There is a good free self-extractor maker called sfxmaker at

Even if this option was only available if I had the right utilities
installed (infozip is a freeware command line zipper, same with
powerarchiver and WinZip has a command line addon for registered users)
- it would be very useful. Maybe I type in the zip file and
self-extractor maker command lines as part of configuration.

Darwin Sanoy
Principal Consultant / Instructor

Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 2:06 AM

Hello Darwin

>I hate to whine before the feature is even out
Its ok, I'm used to it ;-)

.... and of course its the best time to as It could be changed!

>- but I have my files
>named uniquely so that they can always be indentified no matter where
>they are located (YYYY-MM-000).
>Why do they need to be renamed?
Three reasons:

We are limited to 8.3 filenames
Renaming preserves the order of the images
If an image is used twice or two images have the same name it avoids a

I am considering including say RENAME.BAT which would rename the
pictures back
to their original file name if copied onto disk first.

>Will they retain all EXIF and ITPC data? (ie - a simple file system
>will not remove this data - any type of jpg re-save might.)
Yes, although currently time/date not preserved (this might change!)

>Will full archive versions be supported in the PC Slide show as well?
Hmmmm, I haven't included a .xats file yet, only the pictures, so I
guess not


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