Idea for improvement of metadata sidebar

NeiNei neinei at
Wed Feb 15 20:18:45 GMT 2017

Dear Jens,
I would be happy to find the usability/workflow suggestions being 
implemented in Digikam. It would streamline things a bit.

On 12.02.2017 23:12, Jens Benecke wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I'm not posting this on since I would like some discussion
> on this topic first.
> I originally come from iPhoto and similar commercial apps. My workflow
> when importing images (and videos) into Digikam might reflect this a
> little - I find myself constantly switching between tabs in Digikam to
> perform simple image management / organizational tasks.
> I think this can be improved a lot by modifying the layout and usability
> of Digikam's "Properties" sidebar (the top one on the right) and
> converting it into a summary-/ dashboard kind of sidebar which covers
> 80-90% of all requirements in one single place. Currently it is just a
> list of image and file properties and not used for editing at all -
> which makes it kind of superfluous (IMHO).
> I have created a mockup of how this sidebar can be improved by
> incorporating simple editing tasks. The idea is that for simple asset
> management tasks (adding titles, ratings and tags, editing dates and
> viewing basic image metadata) you *only* need this single sidebar. The
> idea is *NOT* to squeeze all possible metadata into one dialog.
> This is a little inspired by  iPhoto's organization of metadata which I
> found quite usable.
> Please have a look and tell me what you think.
> Thanks!

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