Topaz damaging file names :(

[Please describe your issue here. Try to include logs (Help → Logging) and add screenshots if necessary.]

Steps to reproduce issue:

  1. Step 1
    In a image processing workflow use a meaningful name for your files.
  2. Step 2
    do a bulk upscale of selection of images
  3. Step 3
    Try to save the files using the meaningful name that the humans need to identify the file.

filenames contain important data, destroy the filename is not useful - please use a sensible default to keep the filename so that you aren’t damaging people’s data for no gain - your software doesn’t need to truncate the files, it doesn’t help anyone and it GREATLY harms our python based workflow.

Topaz Photo AI [v1.x.x] on [Windows/Mac]

It would be helpful if you provided an example…

  1. What you have specified as the output name, with screenshot
  2. What the resulting name is.

All of these images have file names that are the maximum length that windows allows - which is fine because we all use Linux.

If the name is the maximum length of windows will allow. if you encounter a file name like this you need keep it the maximum size, the UI has an option not to rename the file - but that is clearly being ignored here:

You truncate it down to 6 characters. 100% of long file names are damaged 100% of the time. The resulting name is totally unrecognizable.

If you are running on Linux using a product like Wine then it is NOT supported. It looks like your Windows container is doing that as, on Windows, file names are only limited by the operating system.

Also tone down your replies as it is a Windows or MacOS application … not Linux therefore accusing Topaz of destroying your file names is petty.