[Digikam-users] How to perform a simple search?
paul at waldoware.com
Tue Jan 6 20:40:43 CET 2009
I want to perform some simple searching activity using Digikam 0.9.4,
but it seems overly complicated. I'm probably missing a key point, so
it's likely my fault :-)
The first scenario is that I want to search for a keyword. I open up
the Search dialog with Tools|Search and then enter my keyword. I see
images; great! Now comes the confusing point; I can't *do* anything
with the images. I would think that I would be able to do things like
* edit the image,
* view its metadata, or
* open the album that contains the image.
Unfortunately, my only option is to save the search. Now, this is just
a one-off search, not something I will be performing over and over, so
there is no need to save the search for the long-term. I would assume
that "Last Search" (or "Junk") could be overwritten, yet I get the "Name
Exists" dialog that tells me the search name already exists. Now I'm
stuck with a Search that needs to be deleted.
The next scenario is showing all the images with a particular Rating. I
have created and saved an advanced search called "3 Stars or Better",
but now I need to create similar searches for 1, 2, 4 and 5 stars. Talk
about clutter... Ugh!
Hopefully someone has some tips that will make this kind of work a
little easier. Any suggestions are appreciated!
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