[Digikam-users] Two minor workflow suggestions

Anders Troberg anders.troberg at tekis.se
Mon Jul 27 17:47:46 BST 2009

Obviously, you are way ahead of me. My apologies, I was a bit too quick in evaluating the new version (I've just had time to dump some photos in a hotel room).

Thanks for the great work!

/Anders Troberg
anders.troberg at tekis.se

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Från: Gilles Caulier [mailto:caulier.gilles at gmail.com]
Skickat: må 2009-07-27 12:17
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Ämne: Re: [Digikam-users] Two minor workflow suggestions
2009/7/27 Anders Troberg <anders.troberg at tekis.se>:
> 1. There is one minor issue, where DigiKam functions perfectly logically,
> but yet somewhat unintuitively. That's in the dialog when you want to
> transfer photos from the camera, and it selects the dir currently selected
> in the main window as default. Usually, you want the photos in a new dir
> under the base dir, even if you usually have a dir selected in the main
> window. What happens is that I usually forget to click the top dir, and
> create a new dir under the dir selected in the main window. The solution
> would be to always use the base dir as default.
> This may sound like a trivial matter with an easy workaround, and it
> probably is. However, it's easy to forget to change dir when you are focused
> on what you want to do. If even I, a programmer, forgets it more often than
> not, it's probably a common mistake for users to make.

There is already an entry in bugzilla about this subject. Not yet
implemented, but i study the way to do it easily for 1.0.0 release...


> 2. When transfering photos from the camera, it often contains photos snapped
> on different dates. It would be nice to have an option to "Ask for a new
> directory for each date". Thus, I can still transfer all photos in one go,
> and still have them nicely sorted by date.

In "Setting" pannel on the right side, go to "Auto Creation of Albums"
and set on "Date Based sub-albums"

> Once again, a trivial matter with an easy workaround, but it would provide a
> more streamlined workflow.
> Transferring photos is one of the most time consuming tasks, and is a task
> where user errors can cause photos to be "lost" by placing them in
> unexpected dirs. I think this minor changes would make it more efficient and
> safe, especially for non-technical people.

A lots of fix have be done in 1.0.0-beta3 release. Please take a look...


Gilles Caulier

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