[Digikam-devel] [Bug 151232] New: Whish: support workflow with multiple folders and linked files/pictures

Christian Mayer bug at christianmayer.de
Tue Oct 23 12:45:37 BST 2007

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           Summary: Whish: support workflow with multiple folders and linked
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: bug christianmayer de

Version:           0.9.2-final (using KDE KDE 3.5.8)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages

I'd like to work with this process:

1) download all new images in my "In Folder" (structure should be the same, date based, that is currently used)
2) promote the good JPGs and developed RAWs into my "Work Folder" (aim is to have an folder with all pictures that I'm ready to show someone). "Promote" should technicaly create an link to the original picture in the "In Folder" when it's identical. When the picture is modified (e.g. cropped or a JPG that was developed from an RAW) the new file is directly placed in the "Work Folder" - but digikam should know the relationship of the two pictures (actually that's an 1:n relation, as one source image can be used for several new images that e.g. have different crops)
3) create actual collections out of the pictures in the "Work Folder" that are stored in the "Out Folder". E.g. the best pictures from my last holiday would land there (as my holiday was several days long, that source pictures are from several subfolders in the "Work Folder" but now land in the same target folder). As these pictures are identical to those in the "Work Folder" only links should be generated.

Pictures in the "Out Folder" now can be easily selected for an slideshow or for burning them on an CD.

The technique required for that whish is basically: create links between pictures instead of blindly copy them (note: the source of an image wouldn't change with this setup, so there aren't any side effects...). And it's important that digikam keeps track of the relationship between the pictures.

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