[Digikam-users] Easy way to simply copy selected files out of Digikam?

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Tue Dec 18 12:27:42 GMT 2007

Hi Chris,

On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Chris G wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 12:19:38PM +0100, Markus Spring wrote:
> > Chris G wrote:
> > > Is there no way to select a number of pictures in Digikam and then
> > > copy them to some other directory?  I want to copy a number of
> > > pictures to an SD memory card but I can't see an easy way to do it.
> >
> > Try drag-and-drop into a konqueror window. This works fine for me.
> >
> What's konqueror?  Well, I sort of know but I'm running an fvwm2
> desktop with virtually no GUI applications at all.  I really want a
> way to ask Digikam to write selected files to a specified (as in I
> type it in) directory.
> At the moment I have created a 'destination' album in Digikam and I'm
> dragging and dropping to there for subsequent copying which is OK but
> not perfect.

You can add additional actions for the RMB menu, see

So you just need a simple script which would run over all the marked
files and copy them somewhere.

E.g, in the example given in the above bug you could use
the following python snippet (untested!):
    for fname in sys.argv[1:]
        print fname
        command =  """ cp -p "%s" "/tmp/COPY/" """ % fname
        print command
 	# un-comment the following line if the script works ...

HTH, Arnd

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