[digiKam-users] Dynamic albums

Jay jay at speedpost.net
Sat Feb 5 20:34:52 GMT 2022

I enter my new photos into albums by date, but I then copy certain photos into new display albums by subject as appropriate. Of course, the copied photos do not get updated if the original is changed.

Jay Rutherford

On Sat, Feb 5, 2022, at 14:40, Remco Viëtor wrote:
> On samedi 5 février 2022 19:33:00 CET Joshua wrote:
>> Is there a way to create albums without moving the photo to a new location
>> on the computer?   I organize everything based on the date a photo is
>> taken, but I need to be able to create albums for organizing those pictures
>> without moving them in the computer. I would also like to create albums
>> based on star ratings that auto updates when new photos are rated. 
> Afaik, you can't create virtual albums in Digikam, an album corresponds to a 
> directory on disk. 
> But you can use keywords and searches to create selections of images: advanced 
> searches can be named and saved for later reuse. It's also easy to select all 
> images with a given star rating.
> Whether that's sufficient for your use case(s) I cannot say.

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