[Digikam-users] A few problems with the batch tool manager (Version 3.5.0)

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 15:37:30 GMT 2013

Hi Marie Noelle,

2013/12/5 Marie-Noƫlle Augendre <mnaugendre at gmail.com>

> 1) renaming files: it doesn't work like it did in the past. I cannot add
> any text, nor delete any anything already there in the pattern name. In
> fact, I cannot even click in the box, nor select anything in it (only use
> the buttons File and such); and the 'X' button to get rid of whatever is in
> the box doesn't work either.
-editing work perfectly here (digiKam 4.0.0-beta1)...
-clear button on the right doesn't work too. There is a file in bugzilla
open about it. It's certainly a regression with KDElibs which provide
parent widget implementation.

> 2) I miss the previous 'ask when the file already exists' option that has
> disappeared in this new version: quite often, when the file already exists,
> that means I've already treated it before, and I don't want to generate a
> new file, nor override the existing one.
> The option was also handy when I need to create a file that has a maximum
> size (300Ko for example); in that case, the former option asked I want to
> override or not, and displayed the size that was about to be created, so I
> had the choice to go on, or cancel for each specific file.

yes. this option have been removed. In fact all similar options have been
removed from all batch tool (kipiplugins)

The goal is to batch without to ask on user each time that file already
exist on HDD when target file must be take place on. After all batch
processing much work alone if possible.

How it's work in this case. It's simple : if file exist, we rename target
file with an addition suffix as _01, _02, etc...

If you prevent problems with already existing files, use a different target
dir for destination files.

> 3) I'm trying to add drop shadows on whole batch of pictures, so they
> appear as if they are framed. The watermark tool seems to be a good
> candidate for that; infortunately, when both X and Y margins are set to 0%,
> there seem to be at least 1 remaining pixel top and left margins.
> Any idea how to fix this? Or another solution/tool that allows to add drop
> shadows?

This can be a bug in tool. I don't check this one since a long time. Report
this problem in bugzilla, please


Gilles Caulier
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