[Digikam-devel] Auto-generate album thumbs

Andi Clemens andi.clemens at gmx.net
Mon Jun 29 21:09:21 CEST 2009

This is another patch, allowing the auto creation of thumbs for albums by two 
First Item - Use the first item as album thumbnail
Random Item - Well, use a random item from this album :-)

What do you think, you have not answered yet. Is this feature worth 
implementing? If you ask me, YES :-)

If not, please tell me, before I might continue working on this.
I started this as some users complained, but now I actually really like it.

It could be improved though, I'm sure.


On Tuesday 16 June 2009 14:10:05 Andi Clemens wrote:
> Hi,
> I created a private GIT branch where I test the feature "autoThumbs".
> If you have many albums, it becomes quite annoying to set an icon for every
> album.
> With this patch you can auto-generate album icons. For this, the first item
> of every album is read and set as the album thumbnail.
> Thumbnails that have been already set will not be overwritten of course.
> It works quite will here, but I'm not sure if everything has been setup
> correctly.
> What do you think? Maybe we should also remove the context menu action
> "Reset Album Icon" when the autoThumbs option is set?
> Because right now this action will set the first item of an album as the
> current thumbnail. This is because we reset the icon, the thumbloader
> recognizes this and because of autoThumbs, sets the icon automatically
> again.
> Another way to use this: create a global action, so the user can decide
> when to auto-generate those thumbs.
> Marcel,
> do you see any problems with the albumthumbloader here?
> Andi

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