Selecting grouped pictures change of behaviour (Was "Inconsistent watermark sizes depending on pictures ratio")

Marie-Noëlle Augendre mnaugendre at
Thu Feb 2 12:06:23 GMT 2017

Hi Simon,

One more thing: I just saw that whole groups are also used to load the
lighttable. I can't see any any point in comparing different formats and/or
sizes pictures!
Apart from browsing albums, I definitely don't see any more usage for the
grouping feature with this current behaviour; it seems that I need to
display the pictures as ungrouped selections for everything.


2017-01-22 20:18 GMT+01:00 Simon Frei <freisim93 at>:

> I am aware it is. a big change in behaviour and for your use case, it
> definitely doesn't make sense. This change has been requested by users, but
> I agree, it has gone too far by making this the only behaviour. This should
> either be made configurable somehow.
> I introduces these changes so I am happy to think of and implement a
> solution, but I have exams coming up. So I will only be able to do this
> after mid February. Your options are to live with it or switch back to
> 5.3.0 for the time being (or hope someone else will pick it up). I am sorry
> I can't provide any more timely assistance.
> Cheers,
> Simon
> On 22/01/17 19:02, Marie-Noëlle Augendre wrote:
> The big problem is this is a full change of behaviour.
> For years, I have adopted a workflow that worked with 'past' Digikam, and
> now it won't work anymore!
> All my pictures are grouped 'under' the TIFF format, that qualifies as the
> 'mother' picture: the original raw, the JPEGs that have been created from
> the TIFF (itself created in Darktable) and possibly other TIFF versions in
> case I made several different developments.
> Each time I needed to produce a JPEG, usually for online publication, a
> new photobook, or storing on mobile devices, I only had to select the
> TIFFs, and run whatever workflow I wanted to use in the BQM.
> Selecting whole groups might be fine for managing metadata, but I can't
> see any relevancy when it comes to resizing, converting to JPEG(!),
> watermarking, exporting and such.
> Please provide some kind of option, especially when using the batch queue
> manager, so we can have choice between selecting only the top picture, or
> the whole group.
> Thanks in advance,
> Marie-Noëlle

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