[digiKam-users] Web based interface (in PHP etc)

Tac Tacelosky tacman at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 14:14:41 BST 2019

I also worked on one last year, using Symfony4 and Doctrine (php7, etc.)


The biggest challenge of using an ORM was the way some relationships were
set up, causing thousands of queries to list.  Still, the database was fast
enough to support it.  Now I'd probably use a real full-text search
service, like Elastica, which I'm using on other projects.

The other challenge was using a remote database, the tradeoff between
having super-fast local access v. web-based access.

Finally, as mentioned here, there's the issue of users and permissions.
Although pretty standard, it gets messy to add.

Happy to revive the project and work with others if there's interest.


On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 11:39 PM Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>

> hi,
> Go on github, and search "digikam" There are at least 3 projects for a web
> interface. I never experienced this...
> https://github.com/mehdilauters/digikamWebUi
> https://github.com/lbovet/phpdigikam
> https://github.com/siedentop/DigikamWeb
> Best
> Gilles Caulier
> Le dim. 7 avr. 2019 à 03:01, Daniel Fenn <danielx386 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> Would it be worth looking into this again? Much of the database schema is
>> already there, may need to add 2 tables for users and permissions. After
>> that all that is needed is some decent PHP, CSS, HTML and some jquery
>> coding and as someone else said in the comments one would have a killer app
>> that could be a real game changer.
>> I already have some codes sitting around that deals with template
>> systems, auth etc.
>> On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 10:25 AM woenx <marcpalaus at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think it would be great to have a web interface as a quick way to
>>> search
>>> for pictures in your catalog, even if it's read only. That way, you could
>>> use Digikam to catalog everything, and the web interface for when you
>>> want
>>> to find one specific picture quickly, even in your phone, by folder,
>>> tags,
>>> date, or by the people in it. But that sounds like a lot of work.
>>> Actually,
>>> someone back in 2005 already proposed this feature:
>>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108873
>>> I personally use Filerun (https://filerun.com/) for this purpose, which
>>> is
>>> self-hosted and free for personal use. It can read the metadata in
>>> pictures
>>> and you can search by date and tags, and more importantly, uses current
>>> directory trees, so you don't have to copy or move any pictures.
>>> --
>>> Sent from:
>>> http://digikam.1695700.n4.nabble.com/digikam-users-f1735189.html
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