[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 344259] New: Extend queues to work with any operation on multiple images from multiple albums

Roger Foss roger.foss at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 00:05:48 GMT 2015


            Bug ID: 344259
           Summary: Extend queues to work with any operation on multiple
                    images from multiple albums
           Product: digikam
           Version: 4.7.0
          Platform: Other
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Batch Queue Manager
          Assignee: digikam-devel at kde.org
          Reporter: roger.foss at gmail.com

we want to be able to select multiple images from multiple albums in the
collection, for use in any operation within Digikam.  If we select a few images
from the currently selected album, then select a tool or export filter to
operate on, we also want to be able to add more images from the collection.

This goes for things such as Tools / Create Calendar, Tools / Resize Images,
Export filters, etc.
Currently, a lot of these only offer to add images using a simple file browser
- they won't let you browse the collection for additional images!

Proposed solution:
One way you could achieve this is to have a concept of image selection sets. 
Digikam could let you create a named IMAGE LIST - a virtual list of images
selected from multiple albums.
These image lists could then be fed into any operation that Digikam can
You could feed an IMAGE LIST into a QUEUE, or to an export filter,  or to a
tool like Create Calendar or to the Print Assistant plugin. 

A right-hand sidepanel could be used to show an IMAGE LIST, and the user could
drag-and-drop images from the collection into the IMAGE LIST.  IMAGE LISTS
could be saved with meaningful names,  ie. "Pics of our daughter", or "Willy's
first year".
IMAGE LISTS could be similar to saved searches, except you can add additional
images to them simply by browsing the collection and drag-and-dropping.

IMAGE LISTS should be a core concept for operating on multiple images. 
Any plugin or tool that operates on multiple images should be able to use IMAGE
LISTS. Also, wherever you usually Add images you should be able to browse the
collection and add more to an image list.

I hope this wish makes sense.  If implemented correctly, it could simply and
consolidate UI functions for selecting images.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to print, create a calendar or export pictures from multiple albums in
one go.
2. Try to select a few pics in the current album, then select 

This bug about the print assistant is concerned with the same issue, but
focuses on printing multiple images from multiple albums.  

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