[Digikam-users] custom filter for files

Yuri Samoilenko kinnalru at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 12:51:58 BST 2013

Yes you're right.

About use case: i want send some photos over internet as one(may be
encrypted) file

2013/10/24 Jean-François Rabasse <jf at e-artefact.eu>

> On Thu, 24 Oct 2013, Marie-Noëlle Augendre wrote:
>  I'm not sure what you mean by 'custom tool'. It would be perhaps easier if
>> you explain clearly what you want to do so we can answer with solutions
>> Digikam can provide.
>> The batch tool manager can put the output files anywhere in the Digikam
>> collections. If you want to put them elsewhere, you have all the export
>> functions to outside systems/galleries/whatever.
> Hello,
> Well, I think I see what Yuri means with « custom tool », for I happen
> to have similar issues.
> Custom tool could be any user defined processor, accepting one or more
> images files on input, and producing ... something.
> And, regarding to that definition, Digikam batch queue manager can't
> run any processing, but only predefined processing tools, to choose
> in a fixed list. But it's not possible to someone to invent a tool,
> then run it from Digikam.
> From my point of view, there are two solutions, an elegant one and a
> dirty one.
> The elegant solution, not existing yet, would be that a future release
> of DK provide a kind of user defined processing tool.
> Il could be part of the batch manager, one should be able to select
> a list of tools, existing ones and user supplied ones.
> Registering a user supplied tool would be just specifying the path
> of a user written script.
> During batch queue processing, this script could be called for each
> file in the selection queue.
> (NB: registering a user supplied tool should probably ask for a path
> and also an option, run tool for each image file or run tool once
> with all the selected files.)
> The dirty solution is to use the KDE clipboard. Primitive but working.
> I use to do that when I want some « custom processing » the BQM can't
> provide.
> From Digikam I select images, using search criteria, then I copy
> the selection to clipboard (a simple Ctrl-C). Or, if the thumbnails
> view is the result of a search, Ctrl-A to select all, then Ctrl-C to
> copy to clipboard.
> In a separate terminal window, I start a script then I paste from the
> clipboard, Ctrl-V or Shift-Ctrl-V depending on the console program
> used.
> Of course the script has to be designed to read a list of images files
> names on its standard input. (And removing the leading URI notation
> from clipboard, file:/the/path/of/the/image...**)
> I agree it's not that great, but it's a very fast way to use Digikam
> to select images, then provide the list of matching files to any kind
> of personal tool.
> And it works exactly the same with a file browser like Dolphin.
> The clipboard intends to share infos between applications,
> why not use it.
> Hope this could help, at least until a future more elegant solution.
> Cheers,
> Jean-François
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