I’ve just tried creating and removing a virtual copy with the same version of PL5 (5.1.4 Build 4728) on a Windows 10 PC (Windows 10 21H1) and not had any problem.
Note I created the VC from within PL5 and then removed it without any problem. You may be onto something with your observation about VCs “sent to PL5 from another app”). I only ever create VCs in PL (and in fact have no idea what I’d need to do to get a VC “sent to PL5 from another app”) so can’t help any further.
Hi Paul and Svetlana,
From iMatch I send the raw files I need to work with to be opened in PL5, then I create virtual copies as I need them within PL5.
Once I choose the versions of the image I want to keep, PL5 will not let me remove the other (sometimes several) virtual copies. The remove/delete option is grayed out in the drop down and right click menus.
The files are listed in ‘external selections’, but the virtual copies are created in PL5, so I would expect to be able to remove (or at least rename) them while in PL5.
If I open a raw file directly from PL5, I have no problem managing or removing virtual copies, but having to find each image I need to work with individually from PL5 negates the point of using a DAM in the first place
… If removing the redundant virtual copies cannot be done, is there a way to individually rename them, or have the rejected copies be grayed out themselves?
(Marking it with the red ‘reject’ dot draws attention to the image, whereas I would prefer not to be distracted by it at all)