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    Faster way to copy/move files?

    I'm currently trying to sort a folder full of images and in IrfanView the process is like follows.

    For a new folder:
    1) Press F7
    2) Set a path
    3) Press a number key corresponding to the path.

    Subsequent actions:
    1) Press F7
    2) Press the number key

    The process is cumbersome and if i need to do it for hundreds of images i'm wasting many keypresses and time. Is it possible to do the subsequent action with just one key or click?

    For comparison, with FastPictureViewer or FastRawViewer it's like follows.

    For a new folder:
    1) Press shortcut for "Move-To" / "Path for Move-To"
    2) Choose a path and the image is moved automatically

    Subsequent actions:
    1) Press shortcut for "Move-To" and the image is moved automatially

    That's 50% less clicks/keypresses, and i can move 2 to 3 images per second, as long as the target folder doesn't change. Is this possible with IrfanView?
    Last edited by jjensson; 07.04.2021, 03:25 PM.

    #2
    Use the Batch Rename feature.

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      #3
      Hmm, i'm not sure. I need to see the image in a large size, make a decision, and then move it with one click. Then the next one, and so on...

      I guess it's not possible with IrfanView. In that case, i hope the developer considers an option to streamline this workflow.

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        #4
        You could use the Thumbnail view (shortcut T) with the thumbnail option to show a decent sized thumbnail, the start a batch job with the selected thumbnails.
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          #5
          From Thumbnail view it is also possible to use drag'n drop.
          BTW: I like the way IrfanView handles copy/move, because it gives me a lot of folders to chose between with only two keypresses.
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            #6
            I'm having similar issues with moving images. The Folder selection dialog box is ok, but I need to simply `select a few files and move them up or down the file tree.´ Will drag and drop work for that? How can one set it, or make it move vs copy? Thx

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              #7
              Ok, I've figured out how to MOVE files in IrfanView Thumbnails. There's a `+´ character displayed at the cursor when dragging-dropping, and if you hold down `–´ key, then the file will MOVE and not Copy. Where in HELP file is this described? Thx
              Last edited by editor; 11.04.2021, 02:47 PM.

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                #8
                From the IrfanView help file (Help - Irfanview Help or F1):
                Hint: You can copy/move files/thumbnails to the folders in the folder/directory tree using the mouse. Hold the SHIFT key to move files, as in Windows Explorer.
                Besides: This is standard Windows behaviour.
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