image viewers: a different approach
l.lunak at suse.cz
Wed Oct 26 14:11:52 BST 2005
On Wednesday 26 of October 2005 16:51, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 October 2005 8:50 am, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> > > 1. basic viewer. For links on webpages, emails and individual local
> > > images.
> > > Features: fast, incremental loading, zoom. Maybe scrolling by dragging.
> > > This is probably somewhere between khtmlimage and KView.
> > >
> > > 2. Enhanced viewer. For image folders (photos). Basic manipulation.
> > > Features: previews, step through images, rotate (and save), exif
> > > manipulation.
> > > Most of the current viewers fit more or less in this category.
> > I don't see the point of having both 1 and 2. 1 is just a subset of 2
> > and so 2 can provide everything for 1 too. Featureless doesn't
> > automatically also mean fast, just compare Kuickshow and KView. Also note
> > that e.g. fast and incremental loading actually contradict each other,
> > Gwenview's incremental loading and painting allow it to have things like
> > a usable KPart but on the other hand probably cost it a couple percent of
> > performance. That has nothing to do with how many features it has though.
> > > 3. Image organization. Not so much a viewer but closely related from
> > > the users perspective. From a simple folder layout to a database,
> > > depending on what the user wants.
> > > Kimdaba belongs in this category. Afaik digikam has such features as
> > > well.
> I don't see the point of having both 2 and 3. 2 is just a subset of 3 and
> so 3 can provide everything for 2 too.
Hmm, I had this coming, didn't I? Of course. If any of the existing
applications actually manages to do that.
> > The same way last time I
> > checked Krita, Kimdaba and Digikam were pretty useless for finding out a
> > specific icon under /opt/kde3/share/icons.
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