image viewers: a different approach

Benjamin Meyer ben at
Fri Oct 28 11:14:47 BST 2005

On Thursday 27 October 2005 1:35 pm, Matthias Kretz wrote:
> This sounds better than keeping KView around! You might want to take a look
> at the ideas (and code) of a KImage{Canvas,Viewer} interface that I toyed
> with in KView.
> And concerning the Gwenview shell, I'm not so sure it has to die. Just
> change your focus to make Gwenview a first class citizen in Konq, and keep
> the shell to do things Konqueror isn't able to do (if you happen to be able
> to do everything you want with Konqueror then you might give up the shell,
> though).
> The one thing that made me keep the KView shell is that in Konqueror all
> parts are supposed to be readonly parts. Meaning that a simple select->crop
> is not allowed (though it's of course possible). But perhaps the crop
> functionality could be implemented as a "copy selection into new file" or
> so.

Well in an embedded viewer you shouldn't need to crop.  Basic editing goes in 
the image organizer and image editor not embedded viewer.  Now if digikam 
used that kpart for its basic editing then it wouldn't be readonly and the 
crop would make sense.

-Benjamin Meyer

aka icefox
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