Selecting grouped pictures change of behaviour (Was "Inconsistent watermark sizes depending on pictures ratio")
freisim93 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 14:22:16 GMT 2017
The current behaviour is to do any operation on all group members when
in grouped mode. I can only assure you again, that I will address this
problem and I apologize for the inconvenience in the mean time.
On 02/02/17 13:06, Marie-Noëlle Augendre wrote:
> 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 gmail.com
> <mailto:freisim93 at gmail.com>>:
> 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.
> 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,
> Découvrez mes photos sur mon site <http://marie-noelle-augendre.com>
> ou ma page Facebook
> et tous mes livres-photos sur le site Blurb
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