Idea for improvement of metadata sidebar
jens-digikam at spamfreemail.de
Mon Mar 20 21:37:42 GMT 2017
Have done so. See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=377857
Am 19.03.2017 um 13:06 schrieb Gilles Caulier:
> Please, descriptions and mockup must be resumed to a new entry in
> bugzilla. Like this we can assigned this entry as a new task for a
> Gilles Caulier
> 2017-03-19 12:45 GMT+01:00 Tobias Margiani <margianit at gmail.com
> <mailto:margianit at gmail.com>>:
> This looks really useful to me. Thanks for your work creating the
> mock up.
> My only suggestions are adding the aspect ratio to the metadata
> field (on the
> proposed tab) and add this in addition to the existing tabs instead of
> removing them.
> I would keep the other tabs because there are still some options
> which would
> clutter the new tab but could benefit some users (or help people
> used to it).
> Some examples are on the properties tab the file owner, in the
> caption tab the
> caption author, or on the maps tab the larger view and the
> possibility to
> change properties like the map type.
> Tobias Margiani
> On Montag, 13. Februar 2017 22:24:57 CET Jens Benecke wrote:
> > Hi,
> > thanks for the feedback. There was also a PNG screenshot
> attached to my
> > email which showed the original layout. Regarding your comments:
> > 1: This is not a left-side (= filter) sidebar but a right-side
> (= editor)
> > sidebar. So clicking on the date should modify the selected
> > date(s). „Select by date“ already exists on the left side of
> Digikam’s main
> > window. If multiple images are selected, this should show a date
> range and
> > editing this might even be used to shift dates (with a
> confirmation dialog
> > asking whether to set all dates to the same value or to use the
> > selected image as base date and use the delta to shift all dates
> - just
> > like the extra wizard does now).
> > 2: Ratings are shown to the right of the filename. Basically
> just like now
> > only that the basic image metadata isn’t spread over five
> different tabs.
> > 3: The tags tree should stay. My original idea was not to
> replace multiple
> > existing editing tabs but to only replace the (redundant) first
> one called
> > „Properties“. I was looking for a quick and compact way to view
> and edit
> > common metadata of selected images explicitly *without* having
> to use the
> > tree. If selected images have a non-unique set of tags, the tag
> input field
> > should reflect this (either show non-unique tags greyed out or
> > like that).
> > But coming to think of it, this dashboard would have the
> potential to clean
> > up the whole right sidebar. Here’s my thoughts:
> > „Properties“: replace This can be completely replaced. As of now
> I do not
> > see any use case that isn’t covered. Plus we save lots on
> > strings we don’t need any more. „Metadata“: keep This is a
> „more details“
> > version of Properties. It would stay. „Colors“: keep
> This - for me - is
> > nothing I use often (I use it on my camera often, but not in
> > „Map“: remove The map would become part of the
> dashboard. Smaller, though.
> > „Captions“:
> > Description remove - contains most of what the
> Dashboard will contain
> > too. Tags keep - contain the tag tree and an
> entry field. The tree by
> > itself won’t be replaceable. Information keep - contains
> IPTC information
> > about the author. Also not replaceable. „Versions“: keep
> This is not
> > covered.
> > „Filter“: keep Also not covered.
> > „Extras“: don’t know, these are tools that - IMHO -
> only belong into a
> > menu, not an icon view.
> > I updated my mockup in the attachment plus added a screenshot so
> you can
> > view it even without the correct fonts).
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> > > Am 13.02.2017 um 00:22 schrieb Andrey Goreev <aegoreev at gmail.com
> <mailto:aegoreev at gmail.com>>:
> > >
> > > Jens,
> > >
> > > That looks interesting. I do have a couple of suggestions though.
> > >
> > > 1. Click on the date should better show all images taken on
> that date. To
> > > edit date we better have an "edit" button beside.
> > >
> > > 2. Ratings. I don't see them in your spreadsheet. Are these 5
> > > squares in top right corner tags? I opened the document via
> Libre Office
> > > Viewer app for Android which is still pretty raw so I won't be
> > > if it does not show some embedded pictures or symbols. 3. I do
> like have
> > > Tags Tree uncollupsed when tagging my pics so
> Minimize/Maximize button
> > > would work best I think. When Minimized it looks and works
> just like you
> > > suggested. When Maximized it looks and works like it does at
> the moment.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the awesome suggestion!
> > > Cheers,
> > > Andrey
> > >
> > > Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
> > >
> > > -------- Original message --------
> > > From: Jens Benecke <jens-digikam at spamfreemail.de
> <mailto:jens-digikam at spamfreemail.de>>
> > > Date: 2017-02-12 3:12 PM (GMT-07:00)
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> <mailto:digikam-users at kde.org>> Subject: Idea for
> > > improvement of metadata sidebar
> > >
> > > Hello everybody,
> > >
> > > I'm not posting this on bugs.kde.org <http://bugs.kde.org>
> since I would like some discussion
> > > on this topic first.
> > > I originally come from iPhoto and similar commercial apps. My
> > > 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
> > > of Digikam's "Properties" sidebar (the top one on the right) and
> > > converting it into a summary-/ dashboard kind of sidebar which
> > > 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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