Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at kde.org
Fri Dec 5 16:23:49 GMT 2003

Achim Bohnet <ach at mpe.mpg.de> writes:

| On Friday 05 December 2003 15:40, Bruce Ravel wrote:
| > 
| > Hi,
| > 
| > I want to start this with the obligatory heaping of praise on Jesper.
| > Kimdaba is really quite splendid -- the cleverest program of its sort
| > that I have seen so far.
| Agreed!
| > 
| > That said -- it could be cleverer.  Here are a few feature requests:
| > 
| > 1.  Is it possible to import new images while Kimdaba is running?  As
| >     far as I can tell, the only way to do so is to copy new images
| >     somewhere into the ~/Images/ (or whatever one chooses) directory
| >     and restart the program.
| > 
| > 2.  It would be nice to be able to be able to do more things with the
| >     set of selected images.  For example, it would be very useful to
| >     be able to copy the set of selected images to some directory.
| >     Some more examples might be to fire up KMail with the selected
| >     images already loaded as attachements or Ark with the images
| >     ready to be included in an archive file.
| I've keep asking Jesper (kimdaba) and Renchi (digikam) to unify there
| metadata (one index.xml for kimdaba, one digikam.xml per directory
| for digikam) so both apps can be used in parallel.   When/if done almost
| all of your wishes are automaticly implemented ;)
We actually did talk about that some time ago, and agreed to look into
possible corporation, don't hold your breath though.

| > 
| > 3.  In the HTML export dialog, it would be nice if there were better
| >     control over the type of image file used on the html page.  I find
| >     myself using Kimdaba for all sorts of images, not just the ones
| >     from my digital camera.  PNG images suffer by conversion to JPG.
| >     One should be able to choose the export file type or tell Kimdaba
| >     to preserve the filetype of each image.
| There are many other KDE apps that primary task is HTML Gallery
| generation. Ask the authors if there's a possibility for better
| interoperation.
Well its not as simple as you put it.
For those programs to be useful for kimdaba, they need to be very generic,
if they just fairly easy should be able to generate HTML for kimdaba.

Integrating application takes a lot of time. Time I'd rather spent on
features much more important to KimDaBa.

Having said all that, I do of course invite anyone to join me and make the
HTML generation better (e.g. by using another app)


PS: I know that answering this kind of mail isn't my strong side.
I really appreciate your input, so please keep them coming, even though I
may sound like I don't want to listen - I really do ;-)

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