Cascade information to versions
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The version panel (click the version icon in the left Explorer bar) offers features to store different versions for an image. Once this is done, IDimager will only show the main version (or the Album display version if defined) in the Catalog Explorer. This way you work with only one version and you won’t get distracted by the other derived versions of the same image.
When you enter additional descriptions or other meta information to an image it will be stored for that image only, resulting in meta information for one image that is not “compliant” with the other versions or main version. This might well be your intention, but if it is not, you can use the cascading feature to dump all existing meta information from one image to all other images in the version set. Another possible reason when you might use this is when you have developed RAW images with a 3rd party tool to JPG or TIF and your RAW converter did not save *all* Exif data to the developed version (like many RAW converters do). With IDimager you can correct this by cascading the meta data from the original RAW to your developed version(s).
Keep in mind that cascading is permanent. Once you have cascaded to the versions it can not be undone.
To cascade your meta data you can click the cascade button in the versions panel .
First select the source image for cascading. All versions all in the drop down list (including the main version).
Now click the <OK> button to start the cascading operation.
Another (and quicker) way to cascade meta information from one image to the version set is to right click on a thumbnail in the version panel and then select "Cascade with this image" from the context menu.
The cascading settings dialog will open with the source preselected.
Once you have used the cascading feature, then IDimager will remember the last used settings for the cascading options. You can then use a "default cascade" operation. Right click on any version that you'd like to cascade from and then select "Default cascade with this image". IDimager will then ask for a confirmation.
When confirmed, the cascading operation is applied to the full version set.