[Digikam-users] Highlight SOURCE images so they can be protected/avoided
james at dorydesign.com
Wed Apr 21 07:47:08 BST 2010
Might not work for you but I pretty much always create a subdirectory to the
raws for worked on files. Workflow is download from cam the raws - naming
the folder the date I download them or date taken if only from one day of
shooting. I then convert cr2 raws to DNG raws using Adobe's Raw Converter
and remove the cr2 files to a backup disk. I do this mostly for tagging
reasons. Then create a subfolder called something like "reduced" or "jpegs".
Then any edited files get stuck in that subdirectory. So it is a bit of
fiddling. Haven't explored how to get tags from tagged DNGs to automatically
go to jpegs or whatever format yet, if possible.
As an aside - I really liked the feature that, when creating a new album,
gave it the date for a folder name automatically. Seems that it doesn't do
that anymore after a couple upgrades. But I'm just finally going through the
manual - maybe there is a setting.
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Simon Cropper <scropper at netspace.net.au>wrote:
> New to DigiKam, so still working through some basic issues. Actually new to
> Linux so be kind (Using Ubuntu).
> I like the DigiKam a lot as it has very similar workflows to me and
> operates in a way that I find intuitive.
> Something I can't seem to figure out though is a way to visually highlight
> source files. I'll explain...
> My workflow is as follows (in the simplest form)...
> 1. Import RAW data from digital camera
> 2. Delete unwanted photos
> 3. Convert RAW file to PNG/JPG for minor adjustments (depending on need)
> Consequently you have on the file system the source RAW files and derived
> JPG or PNG (depending on need) files.
> I have been using DigiKam to review and discard old images not wanted any
> more and noted that RAW files are shown exactly the same way as all other
> file types.
> Considering derived images can be replaced and source images can not, I was
> looking for a way to flag RAW (source) files so there is less of a chance of
> accidentally deleting the images (at least have me think twice).
> I know that source files could be in a variety of formats so I thought I
> could tag RAW files but can't seem to figure out how I might use this to
> flag/highlight the tagged items. Alternatively I can always separate source
> files from derived files in the file system but this is messier.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated or indications how others handle this
> *Cheers Simon*
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