Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mari Tools: send to mari



This is a small tool which will help you to send the selected images in you file explorer to the current opened projects in mari. Its the right click > "open with" tool which all the softwares have and is missing for mari.

Download the zip file and follow the steps for installing.

1. Install the send_to_mari.py:
Place the send_to_mari.py script in your Scripts directory, which will be in the same path as your mari logs directory. Make sure the file is executable.

1. Install toggle_command_port.py:

Copy the file to the Same Scripts director mentioned above. Restart mari. You can toggle command port through "Python > Toggle command port".
If the command port is enabled you will see a plug icon in the bottom left area.




3. Modify Right click menu:
Finally we are going to modifying the right click menu of the file explorer.

Linux:
In Linux the file manager of choice is Konqueror. You can use the similar approach in other browser like dolphin. In kde you have to create a .desktop file. I won't go into explaining the whole procedure. You can refer the tutorial here... http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Creating_Konqueror_Service_Menus

In the .desktop file modify the last line Exec= with the path to the send_to_mari.py file and copy the .desktop file to '/usr/share/services/ServiceMenus/'. The path might not be exactly the same as it depends up on your Linux distribution.  

Now.... reopen konqueror.
Select a bunch of images and right click and choose Send to Mari. The selected images will be added to the image manager in current mari session.

Gotchas... make sure you have a project open before sending the image and command port is enabled in mari.


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