[Digikam-users] Folder structure

Brendan mailinglist at endosquid.com
Wed Jan 28 18:26:18 CET 2009


On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Chris G wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:23:09AM +0100, Allan Dreyer Andersen wrote:
> > Hey all
> >
> > I'm a new user of Digikam (and DSLR for that matter too) and found it
> > very easy to use but sure there still much to learn :-)
> >
> > I'm wondering, how do you organize your pictures on a folder level? Do
> > you use dates and handle everything within Digikam or do you create a
> > folder for every event and handle the rest inside Digikam.
>
> It surely depends on *you* and how you want things to look. :-)
>
> Personally I have my pictures arranged in a hierarchy of decades,
> years etc.  E.g. I have:-
>
> pictures
>     1980s
>         1980
>             Aug - Arrive in Oman
>             Dec - Barbecue at Qawr Yenkit 4th Dec
>             Dec - Boxing Day at RaH
>             Dec - Christmas day at RaH
>             Feb - Chester Zoo
>             Feb - Pettypool Wood
>             Jan - Barnet and Hertford
>             June - Irish holiday
>             March - Zelma's christening
>             Nov - National day, 18th November
>             Nov - Qurm Heights house on Ben's Birthday
>             Nov - RAH beach, parties, etc.
>             Oct - Desert trips, RAH, etc.
>             Oct - Khawr Yenqit
>             Oct - Ras al Hadd "Turtle Beach"
>         1981
>             ...
>             ...
>             ...
>     1990s
>         1990
>             ...
>             ...
>
>
> The only problem with this (which you can see above) is that Digikam
> arranges the folders alphabetically just like the default ls sort does
> (which is how I got the above list).  I have a patched version of
> Digikam which arranges folders in date order (that's the Digikam date
> for the folder) so if I set the date in the folder properties in
> digikam I get the folders with month names in the right order.

This could be solved by naming in ISO format: 20080901 - Trip to Susan's.

This is the way I do it, and it works.



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