[digiKam-users] [digiKam] Feature Request: Preselect Item, Open in File Filemanger

Remco Viëtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Fri Feb 23 14:49:10 GMT 2018

On jeudi 22 février 2018 18:49:22 CET Tac Tacelosky wrote:
> [image: Inline image 2]
> If I've selected one or more images when previewing an Album, I would love
> to be able to jump to the file manager with those images pre-selected.
> Then I could copy, move, drag, etc.

You can already do that in digikam for operations within the managed 
collections. This has the advantage that digikam can keep its database up to 
date with a minimum of operations.

If you do such operations through a file manager, digikam has to watch changes 
in the filesystems it uses and adjust its database accordingly. For moving a 
file through an external file manager, that means a full 'delete', and a full 
'add' for each move. More complicated, and more risk of database corruption. 

Also, if you use sidecars, when doing file operations through the file manager, 
*you* take responsability for handling the sidecars correctly. When moving 
files around within digikam, handling sidecars is (or at least should be) the 
responsability of digikam.


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