Working with Batch Queuing
DxO PureRAW 3 has a queuing system that lets you efficiently manage image processing by batches. This function is primarily aimed at photographers with a demandingly high throughput. The queuing system lets you add, manage and remove batches of images.
Add to Queue
To add a batch of images to the queue:
- Add images to the Lightbox.
- In the bottom right-hand corner, click on the Add to Queue button.
- The image processing options dialog is displayed. Choose your options (processing technology, optical corrections, output format, destination folder, file name, destination program).
- Click Add to Queue.
- DxO PureRAW 3 switches to processing mode with a progress bar displayed at the bottom of the screen. Queued thumbnails are indicated by a Waiting for processing icon, but processing is paused so you can add another batch of images.
- To add photos, click Add photos to the Lightbox.
- New images displayed in the Lightbox are selected by default.
- Click Add to Queue.
- Select the processing options in the dialog box and click Add to Queue.
- Repeat for each batch of images you want to process.
- Images with the same options and settings will be added to the same batch.
- If you change your options and settings for other images, a 2nd batch will be created.
- Images can belong to multiple batches if you re-select them in the Lightbox, you can re-queue them with different processing options. This is useful if you want to obtain images in different formats and/or with different processing settings at the same time.
- The title of each batch consists of: the batch number, the number of images in the batch, the number of images being processed and, on the far right, an X button to remove the batch.
- When you hover over the name on each batch, a floating window shows a summary of all the settings.
To check and reorder the queue, click the Show Queue button in the bottom left-hand corner. Images are presented in a list with each showing:
- A waiting to process icon.
- A thumbnail
- The name of the original file.
- The path to the destination folder.
- The name of the destination file.
- An X button to remove the image from the queue.
Each batch can be expanded or collapsed by clicking on the chevron next to the batch number. You can reorder the images in the batch by simply dragging-and-dropping them. You can also move an image, or group of images, from one batch to another, but you cannot move or swap whole batches.
To select multiple images within a batch, hold down Ctrl (PC)/Cmd (Mac). To select a continuous series of images, click on the first and then hold down the Shift key and click on the last one.
Right-clicking on an image or image selection opens a context menu that lets you do the following:
- Process next.
- Process Last (end of queue).
- Remove from Queue.
- Select all: selects all the images in the queue.
- Deselect all: unselects all images in the queue.
- Show in Finder (Mac)/Show in Explorer (Windows): Displays the selected images’ location in the system file explorer.
To remove images or batches from the queue:
- Select one or more images and press Delete on your keyboard.
- For a whole batch of images, click the X on the far right of the batch title.
Start the processing queue
Image batch processing starts when you click the play button in the bottom toolbar, at the end of the progress bar. You can keep the queue interface displayed to track progress. You can pause and restart it at any time by clicking on the button at the end of the progress bar.
If you want to cancel processing, click the Cancel all batches button to the right of the progress bar. Each image being processed also displays a progress bar, and an X button lets you stop processing.
You can still track processing progress in the Lightbox even if you have clicked on the Hide Queue button in the bottom left.