Browsing with Subfolders included

Hello FastRawViewerTeam,
FRW is a really good program, I tried it right now for the first time after the recommondation on Photography Life and I am astonished of the image display in high quality without any noticable delay.
There is one feature, that I miss and because of that, I can't integrate FRW into my workflow:
I need to cull all images in all subfolders at the same time.
I often have 2000+ photos from one shooting using 2-3 different cameras at once. Unfortunatly my Sony cameras all use the same filenames and because of that, I have to download their data in different subfolders. For fast decision what images are the keepers, I have to see all files in order of shooting, no matter what camera the images are from. The only hassle free way is to load each camera in a different subfolder. In lightroom this is easy, because of the feature "Show photos in subfolders, but there is no way to do this in FRV.
Because of this I can't use FRV, what is really a pity. Maybe you find a way to enable this?
Thanks
Smarflow

Dear Sir:

thank you for your suggestion. Your request is added to TODO list for version 1.5 (it is already too long for 1.4)

Thanks, that would be great.
I used today FastRawViewer with great pleasure for the first real project. 2021 photos rated with * and ** in about 2 hours. And I am sure this was faster than doing it in Lightroom, despite the special "Library" mode in LR. The transfer of my ratings with .xmp to Lightroom was hassle free. And I am sure the precision of decisions based on detail sharpness of each image was much higher than using Lightroom. I guess, the reason is the user friendly sharperning of the preview in FastRawViewer.
I have another suggestion for an enhancement for faster rating and will open a new post for it.
Thanks a lot!
Smarflow

That would be great!

I second this suggestion!
It's an absolute necessity for me to truly utilize the effectiveness of fastrawviewer.
Thanks ☺
/Ben

I have the same problem.
Just installed fastrawviewer and searched the option to scan all subfolder and could not find it. Then I searched the forum.
Every date has its own subfolder. Was wondering why this is not included - even picasa had it.
 
 

An option to view images in several folders simultaneously is very risky.

Different folders may contain different files with the same names; from our practice, it is quite often. Seeing several identical images with the same or even different names in the same grid/thumbnail might be confusing, and might cause grave consequences while moving images, and mistakes when applying adjustments or ratings/labels.

The other reason is that, unfortunately, modern hard drives and network servers are not ready for such a challenge. Many people have terabytes of RAW files saved in nested folders on network servers. If we allow the flat browsing of nested folders, that is open all of them at once and people will start using such an option for huge collections, it might create serious problems both for hard drives and for network servers. For example, we have and use a 10Gb network and modern SSD hard drives, and still the speed of work with the network is slowed down when it comes to heavy file collections.

I agree - the whole life is very risky.
Just add a checkbox "include subfolder" (default checked) as most programmers would do implementing this "risky feature".

Dear Sir:

We don't see it this way.

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