Deal with a folder of image sequence pix


#1

Hi, I am an AI cognitive science researcher with many visual files and just starting with Tropy.org. I looked but could not find a doc or forum post on dealing with big sequences of image frames. Since I generate work or make animation from AI-- I have regular output and research images but also have image sequence that are folders of 100s to 1000s of images number f00001, f00002, … They can overwhelm systems like Tropy if all are treated the same as other images. Is there a way to flag them as one thing rather than 1000s of individual images. Or if not does anyone have tips for dealing with this issue ( my thought was only put in one example frame, do not include the folder and tag that frame as a seqeunce with a pointer to the folder - so I can have, tag, use the seqeunce by the one representative image - but kind of a pain to do this for all of them).


#2

You could try to import the photos per folder, then once one sequence has been imported, select all of the photos and merge them into a single item. This will mean your project will keep a relatively low item count, but a very high photo count. Importing each sequence will take some time, but given that most of the frequent queries this might be a workable approach.

Depending on your hardware, Tropy will slow down when your project gets very large; I don’t have benchmarks for project with such a high photo to item ratio, but it’s worth a try.