[Digikam-users] Several Questions

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 05:23:03 GMT 2009

2009/2/24 Mikolaj Machowski <mikmach at wp.pl>:
> On Monday 23 February 2009 22:00:09 Thomas Guettler wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have about 16,000 photos in the directory structure YYYY/MM/DD/.
>> I use digikam 0.9.3
> Try to update to newer version 0.9.5rc is very stable. Even better would be
> 0.10rc2 - also stable despite "rc" designation. But you need KDE4 for that.
>> 1. Starting digikam takes too long. Will the check for new or missing
>> images be done in the background in newer versions?
> Start of 0.10 is faster in that field. Unfortunately Marble is using that time
> for its own purposes...
>> 2. It would be very nice if you could tag directories like files and
>> with the same (nested) catalog of keywords. Example: 2009/02/01 contains
>> pictures of skiing with friend FOO. A tag on the directory means
>> FOO was there. A tag on the one image means FOO can be seen on the
>> picture. I am lazy and would tag only directories in the first run.
> For flat categorization you can use... Album categories.
> Man, I remember times when digiKam couldn't handle nested *folders*, now you
> want nested everything. Get off my lawn! ;)
>> 3. digikam seems to always create 256x256 thumbnails, even if you
>> display the previews smaller then 128. My old application used 128x128
>> and I discovered, that these thumbnails were not loaded, but new ones
>> got created. Is this intended?
> Yes. Create thumbnails one time for faster displaying later. Small thumbnails
> were recreated probably because paths to images were changed.
>> 4. How do you tag a lot of pictures? I can type with ten fingers, and
>> want to avoid to use the mouse. Is auto completion possible?
>> Example: Tag "Familiy/Till" with auto completion I only want to type
>> "till" or even only "til" (if this is unique) and the tag "Familiy/Till"
>> should be set.
> I later versions (0.9.5? I don't think it was available in 0.9.4) tag creation
> and assignation was improved.

yes, since 0.9.4.


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