[Digikam-devel] [Bug 103350] its too easy to save images

Colin Guthrie kde at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Nov 24 11:11:41 GMT 2006

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------- Additional Comments From kde colin guthr ie  2006-11-24 12:11 -------
The filenaming convension is all well and good, but the problem comes when someone renames the file outside of Digigam and doesn't update all the .version versions.

I guess Digikam would have to track the MD5 sum or something of the photographic content (e.g. ignore the metadata as this could have been altered externally too) and cross reference it's "missing file" in the database to the "new file" it's found. It could then take care of the necessary renames.

This would also prevent the loss of image properties in digikam that are only stored  in the database, not in the files themselves.

Such a feature would be similar to Amarok's AFT (Amarok File Tracking) - it's changed acronyms a few times so I may not have the most recent - it takes an MD5 of the first x bytes of real data (ignores metadata) to uniquely identify a file.

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