This may sound like something from a book entitled “File Naming for Dummies,” but I’d like to suggest that FotoMagico performs a character check on file names when the user enters a name when saving a file under any of the options from the Share menu.
In particular, I was saving a slideshow in QT format and I used the “/” character in the file name. Although the “/” character is a legal character in file names for the Mac, FM4 “renamed” the file by substituting a “:” character in its place – all by itself. The “:” character is NOT allowed in file names. But there was no warning ahead of time that the resulting name was illegal.
What happened was that I missed seeing that at the top of the dialog box but clicked through to start the conversion process. Four hours later I received a warning that an error occurred and the file could not be saved!! Ouch It took a bit of doing to realize why the error popped up.
If FotoMagico could perform an error-check on filenames for the use of any illegal characters BEFORE the conversion process starts, it would save hours of wasted time ending in a failure at the end. To add to that, WHY did FM4 change the “/” to a “:” anyway?