[Digikam-users] New Tool: Tags Manager

Simon Cropper simoncropper at fossworkflowguides.com
Wed Jun 26 02:20:56 BST 2013

On 26/06/13 09:45, HaJo Schatz wrote:
> Hi Veaceslav,
> Good to hear that you help bring Digikam forward :)
> There are a few things I was previously missing with DigiKam -- maybe
> because of my ignorance but probably for lack in the software:
> 1. Copy/Paste of Tags. Often I want a photo to have exactly the same
> tags as another, previously tagged photo. The way I "copy" the tags now
> is to highlight both and then search my way through the tag tree. That
> is really inconvenient, especially if the tree is deep. So a plain
> "copy/paste" would be real helpful.

Yes I have the same problem.

> 2. Automatic application of tags to all photos in a group. I group raws
> and their jpegs together (whereas they really should just be different
> versions, but that's a different issue). If I then tag (or rate, or
> color flag, or or or) I always have to pay attention that I apply these
> changes to all photos in the group. I think that should be the default
> without me having to care about it.

This would be good. I have the original NEF file and derivative JPG/PNG 
files in a group and always find I forget to tag each with the same 
tags. I then have to resort to #1 above!

> 3. Recently used tags list: When I work in one album, chances are that
> the tags are similar. Since I have a large tags tree I have to scroll a
> lot. I guess that could be significantly shortened if I had a list of
> the, say 10 (configurable, by dragging a window larger/smaller?),
> recently applied tags.

This fits into my tag on tags or category of tags mentioned previously. 
One tag would be dynamic, i.e. recently used, most commonly used, ...

> Greetings,
> Hajo
> --
> Composed on my tablet. Apologies for typos.
> On 25 Jun 2013, at 19:18, "Veaceslav Munteanu"
> <veaceslav.munteanu90 at gmail.com <mailto:veaceslav.munteanu90 at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> my name is Veaceslav and I will work on implementing a Tag Manager for
>> digiKam as part of Google Summer of Code program.
>> Here is my proposal:
>> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/proposal/review/google/gsoc2013/slavuttici/35001
>> if you use tags a lot and find an important option that should be
>> added, please let me know.
>> Also, all your suggestions are really appreciated. It will help me to
>> build a useful tool.
>> Don't leave you suggestions until it's too late and lots of things
>> must be rewritten.
>> Cheers,
>> Veaceslav
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