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Archiving to folder
More and more photographers these days switch to archiving on external hard drives. Main reason is that the prices for external hard drives has dropped a lot and external hard drives are much more convenient to archive images compared to CDs or DVDs. IDimager also supports archiving to folder. This can be a folder stored on an internal drive, or an external hard drive. Typically you would archive to a different physical hard drive and not to the same drive where your originals are stored. For safety reasons, it is also not recommended to archive to a second partition on the same physical hard drive.
Archiving to folder can be done by selecting the thumbnails and then click "Transfer | Archive Selected Images"in the application's main toolbar.
The Image Archiver allows you to select a folder where the images should be archived to. Select the target folder by clicking the folder icon to the right of the field "Archive selected images to folder". The selected images can be stored in a sub folder structure that you find convenient. The sub folder structure can be entered by hand or (more recommended) by using macro commands. The macro commands will be translated based on every archived image. You can select the macro commands you need by clicking the drop down button at the right. The default setting is "%yyyy-%mm-%dd", meaning sub folders will be created based on the photo date of the archived images. The "Sample Target file Name" field displays a sample of the structure and file name.
Archiving burned CDs
As described before, IDimager can archive to different CD formats like CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAW, DVD+R, DVD-R, etc. After the burn process IDimager offers the option to archive the burned images.
Select Yes to start the archive feature. The burner's archive dialog opens.