Thanks again for the great software.
Doing maintenance on my collection of 50,000 files stored on a NAS, there are maintenance action groups that I run periodically (e.g. copying ARTISTSORT to CONDUCTORSORT if CONDUCTOR = ARTIST and vica-versa, auto-generating a SOURCE tag from extended info fields, etc).
It would greatly simplify and speed up this process if we could have a special action to define and apply a filter, then select the results so that following actions in the group would be applied to that selection. I would envisage that you could intersperse this filter action with other actions in the group so you can set up a number of sequences to run on different file selections.
The benefits are:
- actions don't need to be tested on huge tracts of files that they don't apply to, saving hours of watching the "Writing tag data" dialog (the big one)
- or if you manually set the filter, you would no longer have to do this step each time then execute the action group, which is error-prone and feels cumbersome
- the filter(s) would reside with the actions it is used with
Just a thought!