About gps4cam desktop 4.x
gps4cam desktop 4.0 bring a lot of new features comparing to preceding versions (3.9x):
✔ Three QRCode search modes instead of one by default:
➊ Only search in last photographed pictures. In this case, gps4cam desktop looks for QRCodes in last photographed pictures and it stops as soon as a picture without QRCode is found. This can be used if you photograph all QRCodes of all your trips at the end (just before using gps4cam desktop for example).
➋ Search in every pictures except those photographed during a decoded trip. In this case, gps4cam desktop looks for QRCodes in every pictures, it avoid those that had been photographed during a decoded trip (for a performance reason, it would be too time consuming to search in every photos). This option can be used if most of your photo has been photographed while gps4cam is running (in order to avoid a too much time consuming search) and if QRCodes of one trip has been photographed before the next trip begin. This was the default option for every gps4cam desktop version before 4.0. If wrongly used, this method could cause the error number 3 of the list of the 4 most submitted errors.
➌ Let the user choose pictures in which the search will be done. In this case, when gps4cam desktop begins to work, a panel in which you can choose pictures to search in appears. This option implies an additional step but it does not let too many possibilities of errors, it can especially be used when one of the two preceding method does not fit your needs.
✔ The geotagging step is two times faster.
✔ GPX files corresponding to decoded trips are generated (in the case photos are not geotagged in their origin directory).
✔ The error management has been improved, it is now really easy to find photos that have not been geotagged for one reason or another, they are put in some dedicated directories .Une gestion d’erreur améliorée, il est dorénavant très facile de retrouver les photos qui n’ont pas été géolocalisées pour une raison ou pour une autre, elles sont placées dans des répertoires appropriés (in the case they are not geotagged in their origin directory).
✔ It is now possible to set preferences so photos are geotagged directly in their origin directory. It was already possible in preceding versions by specifying the same input and output directory, but the new method only needs one directory to be specified and avoid the warning that bothered experimented users.
Once these new possibilities considered, the usage of desktop gps4cam 4.x is similar to the one of previous versions.
These new features have been suggested by users gps4cam (for the most part of them), I take this opportunity to thank them warmly. I also thank all gps4cam users, you can be sure that your encouragements go straight to my heart and help me to improve my application again and again.
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