[Digikam-users] Re: Some thoughts about digiKam

Renchi Raju renchi at pooh.tam.uiuc.edu
Mon Jun 13 20:34:05 BST 2005

i'm forwarding your email to the digikam users mailing list, which is the 
place to have discussions of this sort.


On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Heiner Lamprecht wrote:

> Hello Renchi,
> I recently tested out digiKam and have some ideas for it. I was
> looking for some program to handle all my digital photographs
> (several thousands as for today, constantly growing ...).
> Even if it is a great program, there are some features missing:
> I've tested hierarchical categories, but the selection does not
> recognize this.  Let's say, I have two images "img1.jpg" and
> "img2.jpg" and the following structure of categories:
>  foo
>  foo/bar_1
>  foo/bar_2
> img1.jpg belongs to foo/bar_1, while img2.jpg belongs to foo/bar_2.
> When I select only "foo", no image is displayed at all :-(
> Is there a way to search for images?  Like defining some categories,
> dates, ... and see the result?
> Have you considered to make use of the IPTC-fields?  As far as I can
> see, one can only assign "categories" in digiKam.  But IPTC offers
> some more fields types, like a title, a genre, a location or
> copyright information.  That would make searching a lot more
> efficient.
> What I am looking for is a tool for organizing and archiving all my
> images.  In order to do this, it is essential to have unique names
> for all images and it would be great to let this be handled by an
> application.  In addition, it would be useful to have all images in
> two or three sizes.  My idea is to have an index of _all_ my images
> in some sort of "database" (meaning fully searchable, regardless of
> the actual way the information is stored), that displays thumbnails
> for browsing and maybe a larger preview.  But as the real image is
> too big, it might be on a CD.
> What do you think about these ideas?
> Regards,
>    Heiner
> BTW:  I have a wheel mouse.  When I use the wheel to scroll the
> thumbnails, it is a lot faster (with less CPU usage), when the
> mouse is over the scrollbar, than over the thumbnail area.
> -- 
>    heiner at heiner-lamprecht dot net    GnuPG - Key: 9859E373
>  Fingerprint:  3770 7947 F917 94EF 8717 BADB 0139 7554 9859 E373

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