[Digikam-users] Digikam and KPhotoAlbum

Stephan Olbrich stephanolbrich at gmx.de
Fri Dec 22 15:05:37 GMT 2006

On Friday 22 December 2006 10:52, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Michael Gerdau wrote:
> >   a) KPhotoAlbum has a very convenient way of creating collections
> >      of my images. You can assign keywords, persons, locations etc.
> >      to pictures (something like a hierarchical structure though not
> >      completely user defineable). Each such keyword
> > (person/location/etc.) does create something like a "dynamic" album. Each
> > image thus belongs to several "dynamic" albums (basically reflecting the
> > hierarchical structure made up by the keywords etc).
> >      That implies that by proper tagging one can very conveniently
> >      add/remove pictures to albums thereby creating lots of different
> >      groupings of my images.
> >      I don't know whether the same would be possible in digikam but
> >      if so it is at least not as intuitive (I won't argue about ease
> >      of use as I not even how it could be done at all).
> Exactly what you describe is already in Digikam - It's called "Tags" You
> can assign multiple tags (e.g. places, people etc.) to each image and
> you are then able to quickly view your images by tag. It works pretty
> much exactly how you want. The concept of "Ablums" as a physical
> location still exists but you could almost complete hide this is you
> want to use tags as your primary UI.

The problem I have with that, is that then you still have the pictures from 
one album grouped together in the tag-view. So you can't mix them, e.g. by 
sorting them by date.


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