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.
Principal Consultant / Instructor
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 2:06 AM
>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?
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
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