[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 322323] New: Provide a more file-manager like interface

Thomas Bleher ThomasBleher at gmx.de
Sat Jul 13 21:40:48 BST 2013


            Bug ID: 322323
           Summary: Provide a more file-manager like interface
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: digikam
           Version: 3.3.0
          Platform: Compiled Sources
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Albums GUI
          Assignee: digikam-devel at kde.org
          Reporter: ThomasBleher at gmx.de

It would be really nice to have a more file-manager like interface for managing
photos. My collection currently contains > 80000 pictures in more than 2000
folders. I find that moving folders is quite difficult and time-consuming: find
the folder to move, drag it, try to locate the target folder, hover over
intermediate folders to open or close them, release the folder over the right

I would very much prefer an interface like dolphin, where several views can be
opened side-by-side (in one or several windows), and drag-and-drop is very
easy. It also helps that shortcuts like Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V are supported.

Of course I could use dolphin, but then I would lose all tags stored in the
database (as I understand it) . Also, digikam would have to recreate the
Could dolphin be integrated with digikam, so digikam gets notified on every
file move and can update its database?

Reproducible: Always

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