[Digikam-users] Folders, albums and collections

Christoph Huckle chrihuc at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 16:14:40 BST 2015

Hmm, I thought I live in the real world and for me Album = Folder.
When I had still all paper based Pictures, they were sorted in an Album. If
I throw it away, all the pix were gone..

I do not see a problem here and as many others would be disappointed if
this changes.
Please understand, that while in OSS everyone can contribute it is NOT a


2015-06-19 13:08 GMT+02:00 Agustin Lobo <alobolistas at gmail.com>:

> Daniel,
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Daniel Bauer <linux at daniel-bauer.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I can't talk for other users, but it seems you are trying to have a
> >> problem solved that does not exist.
> Yes, of course: and that's what a good software analyst does.
> ...
> > When deleting an alum (I just tried) a BIG warning appears:
> > "These albums will be *removed* *irrevocably* from data storage medium"
> Even there, the last step before deleting, it does not mention that
> what the user is going
> to remove is the folder!
> The bottom problem is that you are all too used to think that Albumm
> == Folder, but:
> 1. Outside Digikam, in the real world from where new users come from,
> an Album is not a Folder. A folder can contain
> even different kinds of files. Actually, most folders in the world do
> have files of different types. Folder is a totally different
> concept to Album.
> 2. Nowhere in the manual is the term Album defined, even more, nowhere
> it says that, within Digikam, Album == Folder.
> Agus
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