[Digikam-devel] [Bug 128914] New: differientiating view and edit / call for a integrated viewer

ord o.r-d at laposte.net
Fri Jun 9 19:50:05 BST 2006

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           Summary: differientiating view and edit / call for a integrated
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: o.r-d laposte net

Version:           8 (using KDE KDE 3.5.3)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

I suggest that the default behaviour in digikam when clicking on a image should be to show it in an integrated viewer and not in showfoto.
I think there are at least 2 reasons for that
1-- The most common action in digikam is to look at pictures not to edit them. so the workflow should be as simpe as possible.
today it is
        1- look for the picture using one of the side panels.
        2- click on a picture
        3- interact with the window manager to resize/move showfoto
        4- click next or whatever
I believe that having to deal with an external windows is not necessary
2--- view and edit are 2 different things and in digikam they are not enough differentiated (think of the view/edit button in the toolbar for example )
I suppose it is the reason for many of the complains I read on this mailing list (search for loseless or edit in the mailing list)
A possible implementation could be that when clicking on an image the iconview should be replaced by the image clicked with a simple toolbar containing essential loseless things : NEXT, PREV, ROTATE CLW (loseless of course), ROTATE CCLW, SLIDESHOW, BACK TO ICONVIEW; EDIT(=send to showfoto)
The side panels should still be visible.

 just my 2 cents...

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