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Fri, Aug 13, 2021 1:33 AM


Finding Duplicates - Visual Similarity Photo Search

After doing a Find Photos with Visual Similarity | Duplicates operation, PSE opens a window with rows of photos that it suggests to stack.  Here are a number of Problems and Suggestions:

(NOTE - I have several hundred rows of stack suggestions, not just 5, 10, or 15)

1. the slider control is overly sensitive, making it difficult/impossible to move the rows only a small distance up/down

2. when I click on a [Stack] button and the images are stacked, the rows do not remain in place, but instead shift 'up' some 3 to 6 rows (seems to vary by row height (zoom setting).  The row display should NOT move (in case I want to open the stack to set the top photo).  I should be able to use the down arrow (or mouse wheel) to move the rows up one so that the next row's [Stack] button is under the cursor for action.  This would allow me to walk through the stack suggestions one at a time.  As it is, I have to 'arrow back down' to find my place.  This SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES the time it takes to go through all of the suggestions.

3. It would be *very nice* if it were possible to set/adjust the zoom settings so that a whole number of rows would fit inside the open window.  Somewhat like the use of Ctl+ and Ctl- to adjust the thumbnail size in the main viewer.

4. It would be very nice to be able to align a row with the top of the window (so that advancing a row always puts it in the same/known location).

5. It would be very nice to identify the 'set as top photo' image before clicking on the [Stack] button (so that the stack did not have to be re-opened to do so).

6. Selecting multiple photos across several rows and using right-click to stack photos will (often) cause the photos in the next stack row to appear in multiple separate rows.  For instance, I have 3 rows with a,a,a b,b,b c,c,c.  I use the mouse to drag over a,a,a,b,b,b and highlight them, then right-click and stack selected photos.  they appear stacked in a single row.  However, now photos c,c,c appear in separate rows, not a single row.  It seems that for every n+1 rows from which photos are selected to be stacked, n photos from the next stack appear in separate rows. (weird, yes, but true).  Selecting a sub-set of photos in a single row does not affect following rows.

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