[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 230060] Delete Album is an absolutely terrifying procedure

Andrew Goodbody elfringham at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 23:17:25 GMT 2013

On 25/11/13 20:58, Kelsey Bjarnason wrote:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=230060
> --- Comment #7 from Kelsey Bjarnason <kbjarnason at gmail.com> ---
> No clue; the few times I've used dk since was for face/dupes checking.
> Easy test, though:  add all your irreplaceable images to an album and
> delete the album.  If there are no suicidal or homicidal feelings brought
> on by this, then bug fixed.


I have read the back comments on this bug report and I think that you 
mis-understand the way that digikam works. It is fundamentally a view of 
the file-system with added metadata. Albums are actually the directories 
and files. If you delete an album, it will delete the directory and 
files. If you have moved the files out of a directory and no longer wish 
it to be there then simple remove the directory as well. Digikam will 
notice the missing files and will eventually remove the metadata itself, 
there is nothing you have to do, no cleanup is needed. However if you 
leave the directory in place then it will be visible in digikam. You 
cannot make digikam's view differ from the underlying filesystem.

As far as I can tell you believe that the functionality described in 
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123097 is actually present in 
digikam. Many people would like this to be the case but despite this bug 
being over 7 years old, there is no sign of it being implemented. Until 
that bug is fixed then assume that digikam's view is equal to the 
filesystem's view and any actions in digikam will directly affect the 
file system. Deleting an album containing irreplaceable images will 
delete those images.


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