[digiKam-users] How to hide specified folders from scanning in digiKam for Windows

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 12:23:43 GMT 2021

In fact, if you added "JPG" to the ignored folders, all folders and subfolders 
with the name would be hidden. A path specification is not possible here and 
is intended.
The method with the dot in front of the folder name would also work on 
Alternatively, if you only want to hide the RAW files, you could prefix them 
with a minus in the settings for the Mime types, e.g. -cr2 -nef.


Am Sonntag, 7. November 2021, 12:35:33 CET schrieb Cristiano Radicchi:
> Hello,
> I am an old photo amateur and installed digiKam a couple of days ago to
> try to make some order among the lots of digital photos I have taken so
> far and appreciated a lot its features as a photo archiver/manager.
> I configured (years ago) a folder tree on a home NAS where all my photos
> are currently stored within 6 first level root folders, one for each
> camera model I have been using in the last 15 years.
> In the main camera folder (a digital reflex model) I storically archived
> photos using a date naming for folders (e.g. 2019-05-26).
> In each folder I stored the RAW images downloaded from the camera and
> within the same folder I created a JPG subfolder to store the converted
> images of the same date.
> An example of the folders structure follows.
>    └──> REFLEX
> └──> 2019
> └──> 2019-05-26
> └──> <all the images in RAW format>
> └──> JPG
> └──> <all the images in JPG format>
> Now, when I installed digiKam and made it scan the root folder (and all
> its sub-roots). So, the program discovered either the RAW images as well
> as the JPG versions for each given date.
> This generated a fair amount of duplication in the archive.
> I read on the manual that the folders named with a "." as the first
> character should be ignored bu the scanning process. Does it work on
> Windows as well?
> Otherwise, still on the manual, I read that I could set a path as "to be
> excluded" by inserting it in a given mask.
> Is a folder name like "JPG" sufficient for all the JPG subfolders at
> once or should I insert a full path for each of them (they are a few
> hundred)?
> Furthermore, what can I do to exclude now all the JPG subfolders that
> have already been scanned by digiKam?
> Thanks a lot for your support,
> Cristiano Radicchi

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