[Digikam-devel] Marking the persons on pictures with Digikam

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 20:34:54 BST 2008

Adrien, Marcel,

I fork this mail to devel mailing list. please, we will continue in
this room. I would to have the viewpoint from others guy about this


Gilles Caulier

2008/6/20 Adrien BUSTANY <madcat at mymadcat.com>:
> Hi,
> I've been thinking about the different ways to make Digikam "people aware",
> ie. to enable the user to tell Digikam who's on the picture.
> Gilles is not sure kipi is the way to go, since the database access is quite
> limited if we go that way. We could enhance kipi to give a broader access to
> the database, but it'd add some constraints about the database for the other
> programs which use kipi.
> Anyway, whatever the way wo do it, we have to think about the storage part.
> My proposition is to add a new table to the database, named "people" or
> something like that. It wouldn't break the compatibility with other versions
> : recent versions will just have to check and add the table if it's missing,
> older versions will ignore it.
> The structure and usage of the table would be very similar to the ones of
> the "tags" database (without the hierarchy part). We need a unique id, and
> either a name or a uid which identifies the person in KDE's address book.
> Akonadi is a central storage in KDE 4 for PIM information, and we could use
> it. However, it add a dependency on Akonadi. To compensate that we could
> make this feature an option, as for geolocalisation.
> What do you guys think about that ?
> Cheers
> Adrien BUSTANY

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