[Digikam-users] database on laptop and server/NAS

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 16:07:59 BST 2012

2012/9/10 Ben Staude <sben1783 at yahoo.de>:
> Am Montag 10 September 2012 schrieb Gilles Caulier:
>> 2012/9/10 Ben Staude <sben1783 at yahoo.de>:
>> > Am Freitag 07 September 2012 schrieb Manuel Bock:
>> >
>> > [...]
>> >
>> >> Is there a new way or best practice to "export/import to/from another
>> >> digikam instance" that I missed or what other way is the best practice
>> >> to transfer as much information as possible between two different
>> >> digikam databases?
>> >
>> > Generally speaking, I think this sort of issues will become more and more
>> > important for digikam, as images move to NAS devices, people use tablets
>> > and so on... The setup "one PC, one OS, one HDD" is not the typical one
>> > for the future. We should plan for an (Android|iOS)-app for use with the
>> > digikam database...!
>> With 3.0.0, a new DLNA export tool have been created. Run digiKam from
>> your host computer export desired album through DLNA, and that all.
>> image are now visible on your tablet (install right DLNA support
>> application from store of course), or on your connected TV.
> That's very good to hear! But that creates the need for digikam running on my
> NAS!? The images are there, the database is (i.e., will be) there, so it's no
> fun to turn on the PC just to have digikam load the images from the NAS and
> send it to the tablet.

Well, it's simple. on your NAS, if it run under Linux, install
miniDLNA. that all.

On mine, an Excito B" NAS server, it's done automatically :


> The NAS is right there to do such things:) Another
> issue: can you do things like filter via tags (only stored in digikam's
> database) via DLNA?

On digiKam DLNA tool, it's yet done, but planed.

> Very interesting subject, also slightly off topic in this thread...
> Can you give some details about how the uniqueHash is created?

uniqueHash of what ?

Gilles Caulier

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