[Digikam-devel] batch always create new version?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 08:13:23 BST 2011

2011/9/12 Pierre Hanser <hanser at club-internet.fr>:
> hello
> some context before questions:
> i want to export some albums from digikam to a local directory
> to be used by a a program that cycles through the pictures to
> change the background of my desktop.
> pictures need to be reduced in size and converted in png at least.
> i tried to achieve this by setting a batch job.
> quite ok but i have questions:
> 1) is it mandatory that the destination directory be a digikam album?


> 2) is it mandatory that a batch job implies making a new version
>   of the pictures (with disappearance from the source directory)

no. It source and target are the same, and if you don't apply file
renaming, and if you don't convert item to new format, files will be

> I realize that if the answers are both yes, this is coherent.
> But in this case why not offer the possibility to use the power
> of batch jobs to behave more like an export if use wants that?

It's planed but not yet done. there is a file in bugzilla about...

Gilles Caulier

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