[Digikam-users] Group by filename
flo.hennig at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 22:10:27 GMT 2015
On 26.01.2015 23:04, Ulf Rompe wrote:
> Hi all,
> we would like to get some feedback on a patch we have been working on
> for quite some time now. It introduces a configurable "group by
> filename" action to the album view which lets you automatically combine
> files with matching name parts into a group.
> A filename based grouping feature is key for our workflow, and we could
> imagine lots of use cases for other people's workflows. In fact, we
> found the feature request we attached the patch to after implementing a
> first version for our own purpose, so it seems there is at least some
> demand for it.
> Find a short screencast of the current functionality here:
> As you can see, there are three configuration options:
> 1. The default setting is set up to combine RAW and JPEG files. If you
> have 123.nef and 123.jpg in your current selection, they will be
> grouped, leaving 123.jpg on top.
> 2. The second option configures grouping of files featuring common
> appendices added by well known image editors. If you have, for
> example, some of 123.jpg, 123_v1.jpg, 123-Edit.jpg, 123_shotwell.jpg
> and "123 (edited).jpg" in your current selection, they will be grouped.
> 3. The third option is for advanced users, giving you the option to
> manually tweak the expression used for the matching. The editable
> pulldown is already populated with the expressions used to realize
> the two options described above as well as an example that
> implements our very own grouping logic. Whatever you try here, the
> previous state will always be remembered and accessible through the
> pulldown. Just fool around and see what happens.
> Technically, this feature is implemented as a patch against digiKam
> core. While we would have loved to implement it as a plugin, we didn't
> find a way to hook a plugin into the album view and the context menu.
> The flexible matching part is based on the popular regular expression
> syntax. Gilles, we know you are not a fan of regular expressions, but we
> couldn't think of another way to achieve a flexible matcher like this
> without overcomplicating things. We just hope that if you would totally
> hate regular expressions you would have closed the feature request
> #318357 before someone accepted the challenge to work on it. Of course,
> the offer I made in my comment to the G+ post above still holds.
> While we consider the patch ready for prime time now, we would like to hear:
> 1. Is the UI intuitive enough, especially from a KDE point of view?
> 2. Could you think of other predefined grouping options than the two
> introduced above? Of course we would like to serve most users with
> easy defaults, leaving the manual expression editing to power users.
> 3. Would it be realistic to get the feature into digiKam in the near
> Best regards, Ulf
> Digikam-users mailing list
> Digikam-users at kde.org
Thanks for working on that feature. It is one of the things I really
miss in digikam.
Are you going to implement group options like "Delete group" or "Add Tag
to group" too, because for me grouping is not really useful if I can not
apply actions to the group.
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