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

Tac Tacelosky tacman at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 14:20:02 BST 2019

To be specific, the relationship issue I had a hard time with was the
association between the image metadata and the image.  Here's my question
on StackExchange:


I think the data would be easier to work with as a bi-directional


On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 9:14 AM Tac Tacelosky <tacman at gmail.com> wrote:

> I also worked on one last year, using Symfony4 and Doctrine (php7, etc.)
> https://github.com/tacman/dkweb
> 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.
> Tac
> On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 11:39 PM Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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