[Digikam-users] Group by filename

Mick Sulley mick at sulley.info
Tue Jan 27 10:00:25 GMT 2015

I have most of my pictures as .jog and .cr2  I have generally only 
tagged the .jpg so it would be great if I could copy all metadata from 
.jpg to the corresponding .cr2  Would this allow me to do that?

On 26/01/15 22:04, 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:
> https://plus.google.com/107260423308980038020/posts/GgpPK27Y3fq
> 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
>     future?
> Best regards, Ulf
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