[Digikam-users] Import existing folder

Andi Clemens andi.clemens at gmx.net
Sun Jul 20 21:57:09 BST 2008

First of all you need KDE4 libs (maybe the whole desktop to make sure all the 
necessary dependencies are installed).
All of the libs (except lensfun, but this is an optional package anyway) 
should be included in the KDE4 desktop installation, at least this is the 
case for my linux distribution. Here in Archlinux I get fresh KDE4 packages 
weekly, but since I develop for digiKam I compile all mentioned libs by 


On Sunday 20 July 2008 22:45:21 Mihaela wrote:
>  Andi Clemens wrote:
> On Sunday 20 July 2008 16:19:53 Mihaela wrote:
>  I tried that, but it copies all the images to my new HDD, I don't want
> that. The old HDD is always mounted so i'd like the old photos to stay
> there and configure digiKam to use them from there.
>  When I set Album Library Path path to one of the old folders it imports
> the info them correctly, without copying them anywhere, but then how do I
> make all the new photos download on the new HDD? Is there a way to have
> multiple Album Library Paths with one main?
>  I had the same problem on fedora8 and I managed to solve it but now I
> can't remember how....
> Maybe you used symbolic links... digiKam 0.9.x versions have only one album
> root, but the new 0.10.x releases for KDE4 will support multiple album
> collections.
> So right now the only solution might be a symbolic link in your main album
> root to all the other paths on the old HDD...
> Andi
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>  Sorry, I seem to have a hole in my memory... I went to the old disk
> (fedora8) and found all my new photos in the old folder, and not in the new
> folder as I had thought. I don't know how it stuck in my head that I'm
> downloading the new photos into the new folder...
>  But having the option to manage folders from different location is a very
> useful and needed feature. I tried to install the new version but I don't
> have all the dependencies and I don't use SVN. Is there a place to download
> them from somewhere without SVN (libkipi, kexiv2, kdcraw, lensfun,
> marblewidget)?

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