[Digikam-users] custom filter for files

Marie-Noëlle Augendre mnaugendre at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 15:53:44 BST 2013

And why wouldn't you try http://wetransfer.com/ ?


2013/10/24 Yuri Samoilenko <kinnalru at gmail.com>

> 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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