[Digikam-users] Workflow with raw+jpeg

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Thu Mar 9 06:51:35 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 08 March 2006 07:49 pm, Markus Spring wrote:
> > On Tuesday 07 March 2006 20:18, Gilles Caulier typed:
> >> Sorry for my poor English. I don't understand what you mean exactly by
> >> "cluster" ?

Ducan, Markus,

Your wishes are impressive but out of digikam 0.9.0 issue. I recommend you to 
make a new files in B.K.O and let's digiKam users commented yours files.


> Grouping together of similar images
> Duncan explained quite well what belongs to this thematic complex, and as
> he extended the original extent of my mail pretty much I will just take the
> opportunity to emphasize what I see as the baseline of a "clustering"
> feature.
> * Signalising that some image files belong to a group - besides doing this
> through tagging - can clarify relations between files. Especially when you
> use raw files you will probably end up with more than one version derived
> from this digital negative, but even when you just create a downscaled
> version for web purposes from a jpeg you already have a group of files with
> a close relationship. Parent-Children is a good naming scheme for this
> * At least for my working style it makes sense to keep the files of maybe a
> short trip in one folder. Having additional visible information that
> certain files belong together (maybe a dotted line around the group) helps
> when scanning an album.
> * The possibility to hide the children and unfold the group additionally
> would increase the oversight.
> Now for Duncans idea of using hashes to identify the images: Digikam is
> already quite robust when it comes to moving files around albums as long as
> the file names are not changed. Hashes would increase this robustness even
> to the case when somebody renames a file. However calculating checksums
> takes some time (and I *am* already impatient when waiting for the
> thumbnails to get generated) so this might best be deferred to a background
> thread.
> The idea of saving and re-applying actions to images would mean a complete
> scriptable interface for the image editor - this sounds alluring but will
> be a major challenge in itself. Again it is a matter of preferences and
> personal workflow, but I myself do all major editing in gimp and do not use
> the digikam image editor so often. Ufraw does a fantastic job for
> converting the raw files, and the possibility to save the conversion
> profile really lays the foundation for iterative refinement of images.
> My personal focus when using digikam is organising and reviewing my images.
> Therefore I welcome all improvements in this field very much. The new
> layout, the introduction of the timeline are all steps I do appreciate very
> much. Having the possibility to tag groups of files and to do this with
> lesser mouse movements would make it even better for me.
> The usability of digikam is already really high. I have introduced my 72
> years old father, who was computer-illiterate before, into linux and
> digikam and he does get along very good! Therefore I send a big thank you
> to you, Gilles!
> regards
> Markus
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