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

Simon Frei freisim93 at
Thu Feb 2 14:22:16 GMT 2017

Hi Marie-Noëlle,

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