[Digikam-users] Fwd: Re: Multiple, overlapping tag types?

David Kerber dkerber at miner.mst.edu
Thu Aug 12 19:54:23 BST 2010

On 8/12/2010 2:29 PM, Johannes Wienke wrote:
> Am 12.08.2010 19:16 schrieb David Kerber:
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Multiple, overlapping tag types?
>> Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:05:36 -0400
>> From: David kerber<dckerber at verizon.net>
>> To: Johannes Wienke<jwienke at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de>
>> On 8/12/2010 10:46 AM, Johannes Wienke wrote:
>>> David Kerber wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to find a low cost picture organizer that will meet my needs,
>>>> and am coming up empty, but it looks like digikam is close.  Can
>>>> somebody tell me if I'm missing something in the docs?
>>>> What I need is to be able to put a picture in multiple disjoint groups.
>>>>     For example, I might have a group called "flowers" and a  group called
>>>> "bugs".  A closeup of a bug on a flower would be entered into both
>>>> groups.  Then I need to be able to search for "flowers", or  "bugs", and
>>>> this picture would show up both searches.  If I were to search on
>>>> "'flowers' AND 'bugs'", this might be the only picture that shows up.
>>>> Can digikam do this right now?
>>> Yes, absolutely possible with tags.
>>> Johannes
>> Ok, the install went smoothly, and I'm playing with it now.
>> In the search box, under Advanced Search, Tags section, how do it tell
>> it that the tags should be AND'd together, rather than OR'd?  In
>> mathematical terms, I want the intersection rather than the union of the
>> tags' search results.
> Hm, with searches I really can't find this but what you can do is select
> one of the tags on the left side and then use the tag filter sidebar on
> the right side to further restrict the images with more tags. This
> allows a conjunction.

That seems to work.  Not quite as convenient or intuitive as doing it in 
the search box, but usable.

Probably worth an enhancement request, though.

Danke, Johannes!

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