[Cin] Automatically Save Snapshots To Current Project Directory

ben at innovationplex.com ben at innovationplex.com
Thu Feb 28 01:09:27 CET 2019

I would say default to the directory where cin was run from, otherwise 
use the current project directory (aka where the xml file is saved).

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 4:04 PM, Phyllis Smith 
<phylsmith2017 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I opened up a MantisBT issue #147 for this.  Below is what it says.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The default path for snapshots/grabshots is /tmp but this can be 
> changed in Settings->Preferences, Interface tab, Snapshot path (which 
> is also the path used for grabshots). However, changing this for each 
> project can be somewhat cumbersome and easily forgotten.
>  On the other hand, *saving them to the current project directory by 
> default would be convenient and desirable.*
>  A partial attempt was made to do this (April 2018 based on a user 
> request at the time) but was backed out. Here is why:
>  1) What is a project directory??? This is the fundamental question 
> that first needs to be addressed. Not everyone even has a project 
> directory defined but just load files willy-nilly from all different 
> directories.
>  2) When a question came up from gg on which way to go, I was unable 
> to competently answer that so that is why the effort was stopped.
>  3) What do you do in this case? What should the program do in 
> another situation?
>  You can still see remnants of the previous effort when you bring up 
> "New project" and see the fields "Create project folder in" and 
> "Project Name".
>  If some basic algorithmic rules can be established ahead of time, gg 
> may be able to implement this. But he needs a set of definitions to 
> cover all of the possibilities. Ideas? Suggestions? for everything is 
> needed and much appreciated so GG can avoid "guessing" what to do in 
> each case.
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:14 PM <ben at innovationplex.com 
> <mailto:ben at innovationplex.com>> wrote:
>> As of right now, the default path for snapshots is /tmp (which means 
>> that they first have to be moved manually and then reimported into 
>> the project).
>>  <https://lists.cinelerra-gg.org/mailman/listinfo/cin>
> Another question is what is an "old project"?  Is that the directory 
> where the XML is loaded from?  Thanks for more input.

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