I’m actually trying to use the Images process as a container for 1182 picture files and display them from a script using the index parameter.
To start with, I have a question : are all the files guaranteed to be loaded by alphabetical order ? This seems to be the case but I’d like to be sure I can rely on this behaviour to use the index parameter.
So thanks in advance for any answer.
Also, I noticed three issues :
The only option I have to load the pictures is to click on the “+” button from the Images process’ inspector, go to the pics folder and select all the images inside. The problem is, on osx 10.15 at least, the file selector window that pops up takes a long time to preload the images itself, and if I click on the first file, scroll too fast, and click and the last one while holding shift, not all pictures are imported. If I scroll slooooowly and let every pic preview become ungreyed before clicking on the last one, then it’s ok (the window confirms I have 1182 files selected before I hit the “Open” button).
But, even it seems ok, now a more blocking issue appears : the index parameter of the Images process shows a [0;1158] range, where it should be [0;1181]. I just counted and there are exactly 23 files in my pics folder with an extra dot in their name before the final extension, so I guess there’s a file name validation issue somewhere (as I believe dots are valid characters in file names) …
The last issue happens when all files are loaded : each time I click on the Images process box, Score freezes for a while (maybe to load all the filenames to display in the inspector) and it’s a little annoying when just arranging boxes positions inside the interval.
But I guess I have an edge case here …
Anyway, the file name validation issue remains for small sets of files.