[Digikam-devel] [Bug 161783] New: exif autorotation on import should be backgrounded / pipelined

Adrian von Bidder avbidder+kde at fortytwo.ch
Thu May 8 10:16:07 BST 2008

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           Summary: exif autorotation on import should be backgrounded /
           Product: digikam
           Version: 0.9.3
          Platform: Debian testing
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: avbidder+kde fortytwo ch

Version:           0.9.3 (using KDE 3.5.9)
Installed from:    Debian testing/unstable Packages
OS:                Linux

Subject says it pretty much all.

Camera sits idle while autorotation is done, and CPU is idle while image is downloaded from camery.  1+1 = 2 :-)  Logical conclusion: batch the image downloads and immediately start up a background process doing the exif autorotation on all pictures already downloaded.

(Yet another think I should be writing code for when I only had the time ... :-)

(Yes, I know I can just switch off autorotation and batch it after via kipi.  But that's just ugly from a UI/Usability view, and I really like having the autoroation feature...  Autoration could even finish in the background, getting back to the GUI immediately after image import.  With an 8G CF card, image download takes a while, especially since on my machine EXIF rotation is even longer...)

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