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feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by scan_user » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:56 am

Hi,
I use the "save as optimized" feature a lot to compress scanned documents, to save disk space.
And I like that there are so many options to control the compression.
Unfortunately there are no options to control the default location of the "save as"

My purpose of compressing is to replace a large document containing many scanned images with a smaller document with the same content.
Therefore I would like the compressed document to have
- the same filename
- the same location
as the original document.
I simply want to overwrite it.

That's how optimizing works by default in Acrobat and Turbo PDF.

But the PDF Xchange Editor "save as optimized" feature seems to have a different use model in mind.
Because
- it remembers the last location that an optimized file was saved to
- it appends "optimized" to the filename (even if the filename already had "optimized" at the end)

Maybe the thought was that all optimized files would be stored in some central location? (but If I have that extra space, then why optimize?) The "optimized" appendix to the filename is also funny... it only makes sense if the file is only ever optimized once. If I add pages to the file and optimize it again, then I'd end up with "optimized_optimized....etc".

This default setting makes my life miserable...
- every time I want to save an optimized document, I have to remember that I need to click my way from some old location (where the last optimized file was saved to) to the location of the current file (this can be many many clicks). And if I forget to do that, and just click save... then I have to go looking for the file... in some location where the last optimized file was saved.. which I don't remember

- and then, after I clicked my way to the location of the current file, I have to remember to either remove the "optimized" from the filename, or click on the file that I want to replace

that's a LOT of clicks and keyboard action for a simple "save as"...

Hence my request:
- could you please make the default file location for "save as optimized" the same as the file that is being optimized? (just like regular "save as")
- could you please make the default file name for "save as optimized" the same filename as the file that's being optimized? (just like regular "save as", the "overwrite?" prompt will take care of accidental overwriting)

- or, if you don't want to make these two settings the default, could you include these as options in the "save as optimized" dialog GUI (and remember the selections)?

thanks

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by Special » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:33 pm

I'm against this 'name' suggestion big time, what if your unhappy with the results? poof your original copy is now gone. DocXYZ_Optimized.pdf is how it should be. Your suggestion is literally the opposite of how I'd want it.

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by claude vidal » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:24 pm

I would be OK with the OP's suggestion, only if it was an option and that the default be xxx.optimized.pdf

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location  SOLVED

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:33 pm

Hello scan_user,

Thank you for your post. An option like this might be feasible once we have implemented the rename feature. Using the same mechanisms it may be possible to effectively overwrite the original file similar to what you have suggested. Unfortunately this is not consistent with what the majority of our users want. At this time we will not be perusing this request. I have flagged this topic for monitoring - if we get more positive responses from the community regarding your request we will of course reconsider it.

I am sorry if this not the answer you were hoping for.

Sincerely,
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
Thank you.

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by Ovg » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:22 pm

+1 to claude vidal
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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:42 pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone,
So currently as Patrick has mentioned, this likely will not be changing, and for today at least, no feature requests will be made in this regard.
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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by scan_user » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:52 am

thanks, all
good discussion.
Understood that there are different views on the naming.

But that's only half of the request/suggestion.
I guess I should have broken it down into two requests...
The naming is actually the smaller "click generator"/productivity killer.
What takes a lot of clicks is to navigate to the location (i.e. FROM: where the last optimized file was saved, TO: the location of the original file currenlty being optimized)

The easy workaround for the naming is to simply click on the name of the existing file. So that's only one extra click.
But I don't know a workaround to clicking through the directory trees.

Soo.... where does everyone want to save the optimized files?
I would definitely prefer if the default path for saving the optimized file would be the same as the original file.

Would that make sense?

thanks

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by Ovg » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:13 am

scan_user wrote: I would definitely prefer if the default path for saving the optimized file would be the same as the original file.
Would that make sense?
thanks
For me - Yes, I support this suggestion
scan_user wrote: But I don't know a workaround to clicking through the directory trees.
try https://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtop ... ead#p21531
First you need to install Everything http://voidtools.com/
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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by Special » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:25 am

I'm not against an "option" to set the location, but I have a "working folder" so to speak and want them saved there, which is not where the originals are located, everyone's got a different workflow, etc.

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by Ovg » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:29 am

This must be an option, indeed
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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:36 pm

We hear you all,
As an option, it may be a valid idea, so we may take a look it.
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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by ChrisZ16 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:19 am

Maybe I misunderstand the question, but it's anyway there:
screenshot.png
The "Save as" preference also covers "Save as optimized" and "optimized" is added to the original file name.

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:08 pm

Thanks for the input Chris,

Is that a solution for you scan_user?

Cheers,
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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by nickgd » Sat May 12, 2018 9:55 pm

I would also be very grateful if it would be possible to set a default "extra" to the fill name when saving it optimized. Alone a shorter addition and not the whole word "optimized" would help.

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon May 14, 2018 9:47 am

Hello Nick,

This is already possible:
Optimizer.png
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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by nickgd » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:50 pm

Thank you for your help.

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Re: feature request: "save as optimized" default location

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:58 pm

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