"When I opened a project from the "file" drop down menu, where the
images had been previously deleted, I can't exit. The directory lists the non existent
file name but neither choice lets me exit gracefully. Escape doesn't exit either. I kept
fiddling and finally I tried to load the 12 images (which wern't there). Finally I had to
use 'ctrl-alt-del'. "
It is possible to delete image files (.JPG, .BMP, .TIF, etc.) associated with a
Panorama Factory project file (.PFP) without deleting the project file itself. In
this situation, the project file will still be listed in the recent files list (File
menu). The Panorama Factory allows you to try to open the project even though its
images are no longer available.
This is to give you some chance of opening the project even if you have a few missing
Here's the reasoning. If you have saved a project file and then delete
(accidentally or on purpose) one of its image files or if you move an image file to a
different location, The Panorama Factory still wants to give you the opportunity to open
the project. It asks you for an alternate location (to handle the case where you
moved the image file). It also allows you to cancel loading the image in which case
it substitutes a grey rectangle for the missing image.
When you delete all images, you must cancel each and every image file
before you can exit from the project. This can be quite annoying.
It seems to make sense to be able to cancel completely rather than having to go through
all the images first.