[Digikam-users] Digikam and KPhotoAlbum

Gerhard Kulzer gerhard at kulzer.net
Sat Dec 23 07:18:00 GMT 2006

Am Freitag, 22. Dezember 2006 16:05 schrieb Stephan Olbrich:
> 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.
Well in the past there was a long discussion about that, many users wanted 
that feature of album separation and it was so implemented. Now there is a 
wish in the TODO file to make it a users choice. Is short: wait and see.


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