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I would like to use PortraitPro live onsite in a high-volume application. This is for use with existing software that uses hot folders to watch for photos and print them automatically.

The features that would be needed to support hot folders:

1) PP is watching a user-selectable folder. When a new picture (JPG or RAW) is put in the folder, PP notices. If it is "idling", e.g. not working on a picture, the new picture file is loaded automatically. Or there could be a hot folder notification button; when it turns green or whatever, the user can click the button to load the next photo in line. (Even better, allow both modes, either autoloading or requiring a button press, selectable in Preferences.)

2) A default set of operations has already been set up in advance of the photo shoot, similar to how batch mode is set up. For example, automatically find faces, automatically find the sex/age, automatically apply a particular preset depending on the sex/age.

3) PP applies the default operations. When complete, either PP immediately saves the file (see step 4 below) or the user is notified and they can manually apply further adjustments if they want. Again, this choice -- either immediately save or allow manual adjustments -- would be selectable in Preferences.

4) Finally, for manual adjustment mode there is a single "Save" button (not a menu -- too slow) that sends the resulting JPG -- with "PP" added to the filename -- into a user-selectable folder. This could be either the original hot folder or a different folder.

I understand about Photoshop and Aperture actions, but this is for the many other programs that use hot folders for their automation.

Hopefully this feature should not be too difficult to add. It is similar to batch mode, except that 1) PP watches for new photos in a user-selectable folder and then applies the "batch" operation defaults, 2) there is a selectable choice of either automatically saving or waiting for further manual adjustments and 3) for manual adjustment mode, there is a single "Save" button that sends the finished "After" picture to a user-selectable folder which can be different from the first (incoming) folder.

Thanks for considering this!
Hello!

Thanks for getting in touch, were always keen on hearing feedback and suggestions from our users.

I have passed on your comments to our development team, and we will give you a shout if there are any improvements on this.

If you need any assistance, our support team will be more than happy to help: https://goo.gl/4tJ7yh
sorry this is another topic but im looking to purchase this program as a add on to photoshop, i am on a monthly subscription to photoshop called creativ cloud and my question is will this add on download to the subscription version or do i need to purchase photoshop in full. thanks
(04-29-2016, 02:58 PM)mdonairenre Wrote: [ -> ]sorry this is another topic but im looking to purchase this program as a add on to photoshop,  i am on a monthly subscription to photoshop called creativ cloud and my question is will this add on download to the subscription version or do i need to purchase photoshop in full. thanks

Hi,

Please note that the Studio and Studio Max are the only editions that can be used as plugin.

You do not need to purchase the full version of Photoshop if you have CC. You should be able to use Portrait Pro as plugin with Photoshop as normal.

For details on how to install as Photoshop plugin please go here: https://www.portraitprofessional.com/support/?qid=56
hi there another of the topic thanks for the last one that helped, i have now purchased PP and added it to the plugin of photoshop, now ive done that on my laptop how to i do it on my desktop
do i need to pay for another licences for each device or can i use the one purchase on both device
(05-02-2016, 01:56 PM)mdonairenre Wrote: [ -> ]hi there another of the topic thanks for the last one that helped, i have now purchased PP and added it to the plugin of photoshop, now ive done that on my laptop how to i do it on my desktop
do i need to pay for another licences for each device or can i use the one purchase on both device

Contact support through the support ticket. They will be better able to assist you.
I sometimes use Liquify in PhotoShop to do some body sculpting, but I would welcome an app that automates this process. One of the pitfalls of Liquify is that unless you are very careful, making changes to a body distorts straight lines near by, clothing seams, etc. I hope your new program can take that into account and somehow preserve the background.

crawford

Portrait pro is nice software as well as PhotoViewerPro the best photo editing software & would like to recommend you to using this software for photo editing work and it works wonder.