[Digikam-users] speed up workflow

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Wed Nov 2 09:28:15 GMT 2011

Op 02-11-11 08:30, Gilles Caulier schreef:
> 2011/11/1 sleepless<sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
>> Op 01-11-11 21:05, Anders Lund schreef:
>>> On Tirsdag den 1. november 2011, sleepless wrote:
>>>>>> In case anyone is interested in the subject,
>>>>>> I did an eperiment showing how to speed up workflow with digikam.
>>>>>> The description and results are on my google+ profile
>>>>>> https://plus.google.com/u/0/113408942588672463601/posts?hl=nl
>>>>> Where? I might be silly, but I can not seem to find that. Do i need to
>>>>> log in or something? :$
>>>> It is good to now that you find it under ¨Hi google+ Here is my
>>>> awetumn¨, in case you got into my page.
>>>> Rinus
>>> Thank you - I did not notice the small unfold link, so silly I am...
>>> I never used gwenview compare mode for photos, I either use the lighttable
>>> in
>>> digikam, or simply browse through my images in full screen, setting flags
>>> and
>>> ratings. And everytime I use batch mode, I end up either a little bit
>>> unhappy,
>>> or converting/editing manually anyway... But it is very convenient indeed!
>>> And
>>> of course I would take much more time...
>> Idealy you should have six variations in this way
>> I add to the name
>> _LC for local contrast
>> _AL for auto level
>> _AE for auto exposure
>> and we need to have
>> img.png
>> img_AL.png
>> img_AE.png
>> img_LC.png
>> img_LC_AL.png
>> img_LC_AE.png
>> after that we have to visually sort it out, that´s not a big prize taken the
>> fact the the usabillity score is very high.
>> I asked Gilles what he thinks about the implementation of doing all this on
>> one selection.
>> Picking the right one is so much quicker than manually editing. I am doing
>> up to 1000 pictures per week.
> The right question is how to do it in GUI.
> - from Albumgui, there is no way to process filter as well with
> preview. Only kipi-plugins interface can do it, but these filter
> implementations are not shared with kipi-plugins (and we don't want do
> it)
> - from BQM, these filters are available for batch process. I think
> it's the right way to study a solution. The big problem is preview. It
> complicated to find right suitable solution, because to select right
> color enhancement filters, we need to judge manually.
> My proposal : create a "Magic" wrapper around these filters, which
> will select automaticallly the right one, accordingly with image
> content (typically to check histogram). Like this no need a gui to use
> right filters, and it can be Batch Processed
> This can be a subject for future GSoC students... If you like the
> idea, please fil this suggestion on the right file from KDE bugzilla.
I will take care of that. But I would be perfectly happy with an easy 
way out. Fead ONE batch to digikam and find next morning all variation 
to select manually from.

digikam takes list of PEF and generates


digikam changes in the batch cue all img.PEF to img_LC.png and generates


I wake up and do the rest.


> Gilles Caulier
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