[Digikam-devel] Image Properties SideBar progress (3) + New experimental ShowFoto layout...

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at free.fr
Wed Aug 31 08:33:09 CEST 2005

Le Mercredi 31 Août 2005 07:43 AM, Renchi Raju a écrit :
> Caulier Gilles wrote:
> > Le Mardi 30 Août 2005 22:04, Tom Albers a écrit :
> >>Op dinsdag 30 augustus 2005 16:46, schreef Caulier Gilles:
> >>>When a folder is selected on directories browser, all items from this
> >>> one are loaded on showfoto ! Actually the implementation scan the
> >>> folder to find all PNG, TIFF, and JPEG files. All items are loaded
> >>> using a file time sorting.
> >>
> >>The allowed extentions are hardcoded. I don't like that, you can see in
> >>digiKam that results in a couple of questions of users. Hardcoded is even
> >>worse, people can not change it untill the next release of digiKam. That
> >> is why I used another approach in my patch.
> >
> > Harcoding is just temporally. A better way is to have a mime type config
> > like in digiKAm setup for example.
> >
> >>>The patch from Tom have been include in this implementation and
> >>>revamped a little (:=)))...
> >>
> >>You totally changed it, it has nothing to do with my patch. What I made
> >> was a shortcut ctrl-shift-o which instantly loads all showable images in
> >> all folders where the currently loaded images reside. Say if you
> >> doubleclicked on a foto in konquerors filemanager (linked to showfoto in
> >> my case) and want to see the other images in that folder, just press
> >> ctrl-shift-o.
> >>
> >>You simply implemented a 'open directory', analog to 'open file'. No
> >>problem for me, you just choose another approach.
> >
> > Yes it's different, but the result is the same: download all items from a
> > folder.
> I have to admit, I am a bit confused as to where we are going with
> showfoto module. With the directory browser, its becoming an application
> which is trying to be on the same level as other image browsers like
> gwenview or showimg. 

Yes, this experimental layout seem to be like (a little) showimg or gwenview. 
But showing and gwenview are'nt really image editors like showfoto and I 
won't create an image managment program with showfoto, but just simplify the 
way to open directly all items from a folder.

Perhaps it's not necessary to use a directory selector tab on the layout but 
lets the 'Open Files Fom Folders' option with the directory selection dialog.

> At this point, I am not really sure where it fits 
> in with the vision of digikam as an image management software. Would it
> be better to forking it off into a separate project?

Forking ? never (:=)))). 


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