[digiKam-users] New User Question

Scott Fowler sfowler1128 at comcast.net
Sat Jul 9 20:03:16 BST 2022

Thank you all for your help.  Yes, being new is a little bit of 
challenge. What I'm looking to do is access those photos and clean them 
up.  It seems we have a number of duplicates over the years, same file 
in multiple directories, same image but with a different file name....  
Face recognition and all is the ultimate goal but need to clean the 
files up first.

So, yes to the database but not really happy about duplicating the space 

Any suggestions?

Thanks again for all of your suggestions everyone.  Not really sure who 
all will see this message but the Thanks goes out to all of you!

Scott E. Fowler

On 7/6/22 1:29 AM, Remco Viëtor wrote:
> On mercredi 6 juillet 2022 00:28:41 CEST Andrew Goodbody wrote:
>> 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.
> Well, it's a bit more: a database with extra metadata and such, and a
> thumbnail database, and, if you use it, a face recognition database. Those
> have to be updated when new files arrive.
>> 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.
> That works if digikam checks for new files at startup, or if you manually tell
> it to. I'm not sure it works otherwise.
> Remco
Scott E. Fowler
sfowler1128 at comcast.net

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