Several problematic user stories

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at
Fri Mar 31 20:41:37 BST 2023

Well, that's not really a problem if they tag an unconfirmed face with "-". It 
is simply sorted back into unknown faces. The next time face recognition is 
run, it will probably appear in unconfirmed faces again.


Am Freitag, 31. März 2023, 19:02:48 CEST schrieb Jonathan Kamens:
> Today while doing a lot of face-tagging I've encountered several 
> problematic user stories in digiKam which I thought I would share in the 
> hope that improvements can be made.
> 1) I was looking at unconfirmed faces for the people in one of my 
> albums, and I accidentally clicked the minus ("reject this suggestion") 
> instead of the checkmark ("accept this suggestion") for one of them. The 
> photo immediately disappeared from the thumbnails of unconfirmed photos, 
> as it should. But here's the thing... I can't find any way to undo this. 
> I have no idea where the photo went or how to find it.
> When I do something to a photo by accident which /modifies/ the photo, 
> then as a workaround I can run a "find" on my pictures directory to look 
> for recently modified photos and then search for the file name of the 
> photo I want to get it back. But rejecting a face suggestion doesn't 
> modify the photo, it just modifies the database, so I can't use that 
> workaround. Basically that face is now in limbo: I know who it is, but I 
> don't know how to find the photo in digiKam so I can tag it. I have 
> thousands of unconfirmed and unknown faces, so it's not a simple matter.
> 2) Again reviewing suggested people, I double-click on a photo to switch 
> to preview mode to get a closer look to figure out whether it is indeed 
> the suggested person. It turns out it's not, but there are several 
> people in the photo and I know who they are, so I start tagging them. 
> Part-way through that I get to the person who was suggested, and I tag 
> them with the correct person's name (not the suggestion), and the photo 
> immediately disappears.  I'm going to argue that once I've opened a 
> photo in preview mode it shouldn't disappear even when it's no longer in 
> the collection I opened it from. It shouldn't go away until you switch 
> back to thumbnail mode.
> 3) I encountered a photo with a suggested face which was rotated 
> incorrectly. The suggestion was correct. I opened the photo in preview 
> mode and rotated it, but then the face regions weren't right so I told 
> it to clear the faces so I could rescan for and rerecognize faces. As 
> above, the photo immediately disappeared. Solution is same as above: a 
> photo shouldn't disappear in preview mode just because it's no longer in 
> the collection it was opened from.
> 4) digiKam suggests a face tag for someone which is incorrect, and in 
> fact the suggested person is a different person in the same photo. With 
> that photo thumbnail selected, if you click the minus to reject the 
> suggestion, the photo moves from where it was in the suggested section 
> to the confirmed section for the same person, and your scrolling jumps 
> with it. I don't think you should scroll like that; I think either the 
> photo should be unselected when it moves, or the selection should move 
> to the next photo in the suggested photos section.
>    jik

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