[Digikam-users] Folder structure

Brendan mailinglist at endosquid.com
Wed Jan 28 22:05:29 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 28 January 2009, gerlos wrote:
> Work and experiments
>     2007
>        2007-01-09 Description of this set
>        2007-02-15 Description of this set
>        2007-03 A lot of work
>           2007-03-15 First set
>           2007-03-16 Second set
>     ....
> I group my set of shots in monthly set only if I have a lot of shots and
> have to find them in a short time.
> Anyway, I always use the "yyyy-mm-dd short description" format for my
> directories because I want all my date information attached to the
> directory, so I can find them even if I put it in the wrong year
> directory or if I copy them on a CD/DVD to give to a friend.
> My parents (62 an 65 years old) and my brother use the same conventions
> and we are happy with it, because we can exchange photos between each
> other without messing around our personal collection. My brother uses
> digikam too, but my parents use iPhoto on two old iMacs, and this way
> they always know where to put their photos.
> Don't think there is something to change in digikam, I love that it
> leaves to us the freedom to organize our collection to our way.

That's interesting, the grouping at the high-level. I've often thought about 
doing that, but I guess that's where I envision tags/keywords come into 
things. Of course, that means EXIF/IPTC etc., but I have yet to find anything 
that seems to work without fail. I know the date-formatting cannot scale very 
well with meaning, only for org.

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