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pwarbeck   Tucson AZ, US  Registered since 25th May 2009 Sat 26-Feb-11 01:06 AM
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"View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes"
Sat 26-Feb-11 05:29 AM by pwarbeck


I'm using View NX2 2.0.3 on 64 bit Windows Home Premium. I had never used the labeling or rating system before today. Today I decided to start a big project: going through all my photos and assigning labels to them. I ran into a problem that is making this project harder than I expected.

Here's how I'm working. Say I have 999 folders numbered 001 to 999. I want to work my way backward, starting at folder 999, so I launch VNX2 and click folder 999 in the Folders pane. Thumbnails appear in the Edit pane. I assign some labels using the row of colored numbers at the bottom left side of the window. I go back to the folders pane and click folder 998, assign some more labels, and so-on. Here's the problem: sometimes -- but not always -- the folder pane freezes and I can't select another folder. I have to kill VNX2 and restart it. I haven't been able to figure out what I'm doing to make it freeze (or what I'm not doing to make it not freeze). This is not an occasional problem. It happens quite often.

Is this a known problem? If so, is there a known solution?

EDIT: after using VNX2 for another hour (and having to kill it about 100 times), I realize that the Folders pane freezes in other scenarios which do not involve labels. Either I'm doing something really wrong here, or this is one buggy piece of software! FYI I use NX2 and Nik filters and rarely do those programs hang, so it's probably not a problem with my OS, video driver, etc. Could it be one of the VNX2 options? I think they are all set to the defaults.

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Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes cliddell Silver Member
26th Feb 2011
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Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes pwarbeck
26th Feb 2011
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     Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes cliddell Silver Member
28th Feb 2011
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Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
01st Mar 2011
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Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes pwarbeck
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     Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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          Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes dickiederson Silver Member
28th Sep 2011
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Reply message RE: View NX2 Folders pane sometimes freezes PeteHerman
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cliddell Silver Member  Pietermaritzburg, ZA  Nikonian since 10th Oct 2006 Sat 26-Feb-11 01:51 PM
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Depending on how many images you have in each folder it could take a definite time to "write" the rating(s). I don't have the time per image but I have been surprised at the time it takes "in the background" to complete when there are only a couple of hundred images selected.

If you are not checking the little progress bar at the bottom-right of the thumbnail page and waiting for it to show complete then this may be the apparent "freeze" you are perceiving.

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pwarbeck   Tucson AZ, US  Registered since 25th May 2009 Sat 26-Feb-11 04:59 PM
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I don't see a progress bar in the lower right, just a box that says "no queued processes,", and it never changes.

In VNX2 General options, I checked "beep when process is complete." I repeated my workflow, being careful to wait for the beep. When you edit an image, you don't get the beep until you either (1) select another image or (2) select another folder. In other words, VNX2 doesn't do the update until it knows you're finished with an image. However even waiting for the beep, I still get freezes about half the time.

I said I had not experienced this with other Nikon software. Now I remember that NX2 used to hang after a save If I tried to edit another image too quickly.

I think it's something else, perhaps in addition to timing.

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cliddell Silver Member  Pietermaritzburg, ZA  Nikonian since 10th Oct 2006 Mon 28-Feb-11 07:16 PM
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Yes, I was referring to when I want to place (or remove) a colour or star rating to a batch of images. Select the relevant images -> choose rating (or none) -> click "save". This results in quite a delay, of course, depending on the number of images selected.

Not sure in your case, as you say it could be some other reason...

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   San Jose, US  Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006 Tue 01-Mar-11 01:50 AM
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How much memory do you have installed? If its less than 8 GB, I'd look there first.

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pwarbeck   Tucson AZ, US  Registered since 25th May 2009 Tue 01-Mar-11 02:29 AM
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I have 4GB RAM. I should probably add more, but I wonder if it would help with this problem. View NX2 is a 32 bit program, which (as I understand it) can normally only access 2GB of memory.

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   San Jose, US  Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006 Tue 01-Mar-11 05:56 AM
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32 bit programs can acess 3.5 gb of RAM, but the whow idea of having more RAM is your operationg system won't hog any of that space as it will be allocated to running the program, and the OS will use the rest of your RAM. In Win 7 you can assign programs to run in their own space. Going from 4 to 8 will give you a big boost in performance, trust me you will be amazed.

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dickiederson Silver Member  San Francisco, US  Nikonian since 09th May 2009 Wed 28-Sep-11 04:36 PM
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I'm having the same issue...REALLY annoying!!
I've un' and re' installed it twice now...
Did anyone come up with a solution? I'm also on Win 7 x64, maybe that's it. I've also got 4gb of RAM but I'd have thought that would be more than enough to open a poxy folder...Lightroom never seems to get it's knickers in such a twist...if only it would read all the Picture Control info like ViewNX2 does!!

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PeteHerman   US  Registered since 25th Sep 2011 Wed 28-Sep-11 10:13 PM
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Not sure precisely why you are experiencing problems.
I also have View NX2 and have attached metadata w/o problems other than incredibly slow write speeds. It's not your computer.

How many images are you tagging? If quite a few, just try one and see what happens. If it hangs up on just one, you have some sort of compatibility issue obviously.

That being said; I would completely avoid View NX2 or Capture NX for any sort of metadata tagging for a few reasons.

1) Very slow
2) Incomplete access to all possible meta tags.

Photo Mechanic has been my (tagger) of choice since it has the ability to tag during ingestion and is lightning fast.

  

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