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Fusker collection view menu with Auto Range highlighted

Fusker Collection View Menu:
Auto Range

The Auto Range option in the Image Surfer Pro Tree Menu attempts to reference similarly named directories or files on the hosting server.

Through you can configure to auto range when a new reference is added to the fusker collection however, this will only auto range the file name (the final segment in the reference).

The Auto Range menu option can be used on any directory or file segment in the tree. This option will look at the segment for the last group of numeric characters in the segment text and replace them with a suitable Fusk.

The Auto Ranging Process

In the following discussion remember the values of {Auto range when adding to the Collection} and {Size of Range} can be overridden by the use of the Auto Range Override toolbar extension.

When chosen in the Fusker Tree Menu, auto ranging is always applied to the current segment selection in the fusker collection. If the selected segment is already fusked or is not a directory or file segment the Auto Range option will not be enabled.

Auto ranging is also applied when individual file references are added with either the Process webpage icon from the Image Surfer Pro toolbar button or the URL Capture Bar. In these cases it is applied to the last segment of the URL being added on if {Auto range when adding to the Collection} is enabled.

Files added through Process webpage icon from Image Surver Pro toolbar processing of a hosted gallery page, Image Surfer Pro Form, or during a Directed Search are not Auto Ranged.

Auto ranging consists of applying the following steps to the selected segment:

Determining a segment's numeric value:

Image Surfer Pro reverse searches the entire text of the selected segment looking for a numeric digit (i.e. 0 through 9). For file segments any file extenion is ignored (such as .mp4). If it does not find any numeric digits in the string then auto ranging can not be applied and the segment is unchanged.

When a digit is found, adjacent characters in the string which are also numeric digits are grouped into a substring. The text after the substring is placed in the segment's Post Text field while the text before the substring is placed in the segment's Pre Text field. The number of digits in the substring will be used as # of Digits in the numeric fusk. The numeric value of the segment is defined as the numeric value of the string of digits found.

If there are multiple strings of digits in the segment text, only the last string of digits is used. In order to fusk over both strings you must manually split the segment such that each split segment has one of the numeric strings.

For example

For 2012_images_020.jpg Pre-Text=2012_images_ Post-Text=.jpg Value=20 size=3

Determining the start of the numeric range:

The start value of the numeric fusk is chosen in one of three ways based on what is activated in the user configuration.

If {Always start with image number} is enabled the start value will be set to the value from the user configuration. This is useful if you know many of the image sequences you are collecting have the same starting number but you don't always have access directly to the first image in the sequence.

If neither {Always start with image number} nor {Search above and below added image} are selected then the numeric value of the segment will be used as the start value.

if {Search above and below added image} is enabled the value of {Size of Range} and {Auto add zero in possible range of references} are used to determine the start value. The start value will be the segment value minus one half of {Size of Range} unless the value would be less than 1. If the start value would be 0 or less and {Auto add zero in possible range of references} is enabled then start value will be set to 0, otherwise it will be set to 1.

Determining the end of the numeric range:

The end of the numeric range is always the start value plus {Size of Range} minus 1. This assures the numeric range contains exactly {Size of Range} values.

Example:

For example using the sample image file name above and the following configurations will result in the different numerical fusks.

2012_images_020.jpg
Configuration # of Digits Start Value End Value
Size of Range = 17
Always start with image number {Disabled}
Search Above and below added image {Disabled}
3 20 36
Size of Range = 17
Always start with image number {Enabled} = 1
Search Above and below added image {Disabled}
3 1 17
Size of Range = 17
Always start with image number {Disabled}
Search above and below added image {Enabled}
Auto add zero in possible range of references {Enabled}
3 12 28
Size of Range = 25
Always start with image number {Disabled}
Search above and below added image {Disabled}
3 20 44
Size of Range = 25
Always start with image number {Enabled} = 10
Search above and below added image {Disabled}
3 10 34
Size of Range = 25
Always start with image number {Disabled}
Search above and below added image {Enabled}
Auto add zero in possible range of references {Enabled}
3 0 24

{Search above and below added image} and {Always start with image number} can not both be enabled at the same time (selecting one will unselect the other).

Creating the segment fusk:

The original text which contained the digits is removed and a Numeric Fusk is placed in the segment. The fusk will have {# of Digits} set to the segment's numeric size from step 1, {Start Value} set to the start value computed in step 2, and {End Value} set to the end value computed in step 3.

Related User Preferences:

Image of User Preferences Dialog with the General tab selected - nothing highlighted Image of User Preferences Dialog with the Processing tab selected - portion of Auto Range block highlighted Image of User Preferences Dialog with the Processing tab selected - nothing highlighted Image of User Preferences Dialog with the Views tab selected - nothing highlighted
Image of User Preferences Dialog with the Images tab selected - nothing highlighted Image of User Preferences Dialog with the Videos tab selected - nothing highlighted Image of User Preferences Dialog with the Frames tab selected - nothing highlighted Image of User Preferences Dialog with the Pages tab selected - nothing highlighted


Processing Tab: Auto Range
The inputs in the Auto Ranging Configuration block which determine the size and starting point of the numeric sequence play a significant role in how a segment is Auto Ranged.

{Size of Range} Will determine how large the numeric range created will be. It may be overridden with the use of the Auto Range Override toolbar extension.

{Always start with image number} and the associated value may be used to force the numeric sequence added to start at a specific vlaue, where as {Search above and below added image} can be used to create a numeric sequence around the number found in the segment text.

Differences in Free and Full Versions

The use of the Auto Range menu option is not limited in the free version of Image Surfer Pro.

Screen Capture Examples

Sample screen capture after using Auto Range A brief example using the Female Action Stars fusker collection which demonstrates creating multiple fusks within the same file reference segment - one of which is created using Auto Range.