[Digikam-devel] [Bug 114465] Wish: simpler entry of tags

Gandalf Lechner gandalf.lechner at esi.ac.at
Sat Jan 5 13:23:05 GMT 2008

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------- Additional Comments From gandalf.lechner esi ac at  2008-01-05 14:23 -------
I doubt that a list of 12 tags assigned to F-keys would really make tagging much simpler, since you would need to assign tags to keys and struggle with other programs for the control over these keys (for example F1).

In my opinion the best suggestion I have heard about so far is that described in #9, which resembles KMails nice "move mail" feature: Pressing a key, let's say "t" for "tag", brings up the list of tags. There you can select tags by either navigating with the cursor keys or - preferably - typing the beginning of the keyword and using the autocompletion feature. The prime advantage of this procedure over the current state of digikam is that you don't have to use the mouse anymore, which will speed up tagging considerably.

Just compare how fast you can rate a picture with the Strg+X keys in comparison to how fast you can attach a tag to it. I think tagging will only be fast if it is possible to use the keyboard only. To get an idea of how this works, start kmail and press "m" for moving mail to subfolders. If other people like to work with the preselected list of tags and the F-keys, this could be done as well - In fact, it might be a good idea to have different methods of tagging for different tastes.

But the procedure described here should be easy to implement since all the functionality like navigation of the taglist and autocompletion is already there. All that is needed is a hotkey to switch to the taglist such that it works as fast as in KMail ...

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