[digiKam-users] New User Question

Andrew Goodbody ajg02 at elfringham.co.uk
Tue Jul 5 23:28:41 BST 2022

You may not want to do an import at all. Import will copy the files to a 
new location under an existing collection. If you want to access those 
files in their current location you should add that location as a new 
collection as a networked device.

I am just questioning what you want to achieve because sometimes new 
users have not yet fully understood the way digikam works in that it is 
just a view onto the OS file system.

If you really do want to copy the files to a new location, then just do 
that direct to the directory you want that is under an existing 
collection, no need to do an import in that case.


On 05/07/2022 17:38, Scott Fowler wrote:
> Hello,
> I understand that this list is the place to ask questions about DigiKam.
> I'm trying to import some images from a network drive.  The drive is 
> connected to my laptop via smb.  While trying to import, the smb drives 
> are not showing up in the list of possible places to import from.  I'm 
> trying the folder option but the folder is not showing up.
> Any way to get this without copying all of the images to my local drive 
> and importing from there?
> Thanks!

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