[Digikam-users] Folders, albums and collections

Andrew Goodbody ajg02 at elfringham.co.uk
Wed Jun 17 08:38:09 BST 2015

Album and sub-album. As I said, it is just a view of the file system so 
the hierarchy is the same.


On 17/06/15 07:32, Agustin Lobo wrote:
> If I have a directory named FOTOS with a subdirectory named 20130523,
> do I get one Album and one
> sub-album or just 2 albums at the same level?
> Thanks
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 7:35 PM, Andrew Goodbody <ajg02 at elfringham.co.uk> wrote:
>> Albums are just directories. Collections are sets of directories. Nothing is
>> copied into the db except metadata. Thumbnails are created and stored in a
>> separate db. You pretty much just get a view of the filesystem. If you move
>> things around in digikam, they are moved around in the filesystem.
>> Andrew
>> On 16/06/15 16:04, Agustin Lobo wrote:
>>> I'm a bit confused by the relationships between the concepts
>>> of folder, album and collection in Digikam.  For example,
>>> if I have my pictures in folders in an external drive,
>>> would each folder become an Album in Digikam? Would sub-folders
>>> become sub-albums?
>>> Are the pictures actually copied to the albums? Or do the pictures
>>> remain in their original folders and just meta-data and thumbnails
>>> are integrated in the db?
>>> And what's a collection? Just a set of folders?
>>> All this is not clear in the manual and it is important before the
>>> beginner user
>>> decides the structure of its DB.
>>> Thanks
>>> Agus

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