Sketch based search in DigiKam

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Tue Jun 4 09:22:56 BST 2019

Le mar. 4 juin 2019 à 08:15, Carl Schwan <schwancarl at> a
écrit :

> Dear DigiKam developers,

> I'm a student in the university of Saarbrücken (Germany) (and a KDE
> contributor ;) ) and for a university project, I and 2 other students will
> need to implement a deep learning application and as subject we choose a
> sketch base image retrival.
> We have two months to finish, and because the goal of this course isn't to
> create a fancy GUI to draw the sketch and an advanced database and saw
> that
> DigiKam already has this feature, we will probably fork the DigiKam GUI
> and
> replace the current implementation of the sketch based search in DigiKam
> with
> a new one.
> Do the DigiKam developers, think it could be easy to replace the curent
> sketch
> based implementation with another writen in python and pytorch?
Definitively no. whole digiKam is written in C++ for performance reasons
and to still homogeneous with the rest of the implementation (1.2 M lines
of code).

> And are the DigiKam developers interested in merging the new
> implementation to
> DigiKam, if we archive better result than the current implementation?
> If the new one is written in C++ with Qt, we can take a look. Of course
the new one must improve the older one.

> We didn't start our implementation yet, but we already have a project
> proposal
> (in the attachment), where we looked at multiple research papers.

Gilles Caulier
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