[KimDaBa] Ideas...

William Holland will at willholland.co.uk
Wed Nov 17 21:35:06 GMT 2004

On Wednesday 17 November 2004 12:27, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
>    From: Eivind <ekj at zet.no>
>    Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:49:39 +0100
>    On Tuesday 16 November 2004 20:18, William Holland wrote:
>    > What I mean by this, is that I have photographs that I regularly view,
>    > but hardly ever print out.  In order to do this, I would find it
>    > better to have a 'monitor' resolution image, which is attached in some
>    > way to the original. Personally I do not have much requirement for a
>    > 2500x2000 image on a 1600x1200 monitor, and my CPU would probably be
>    > much quicker at rendering it.
>    This is, in my mind only a spesific example of the more general
>    idea that there can be more than one image-file that correspond to
>    one and the same "picture".
>    It would indeed be neat for Kimdaba to be able to somehow
>    understand that multiple different image-files is still one
>    "picture". I have, for example, raw *and* jpeg versions (sometimes
>    even in multiple resolutions) of most (not all) my pictures. When I
>    tag one of these as, for example "Person: Eivind" it'd be neat if
>    Kimdaba understood that that means they *all* contain
>    Eivind. Similarily, I do not really need 3 versions of the same
>    image to show up in the thumbnail-list.
> If this is done, it would be absolutely necessary to do it by
> automated rules of some kind in addition to manual tagging.  It should
> also be possible to group files that kimdaba can't display, such as
> RAW files.

I suppose the easiest method for this is to ensure that the files all have the 
same 'base' and just a different extension to their name, otherwise 
'Mypic.jpg' won't match 'Mypic.weirdnewformat' which it clearly should even 
though kimdaba doesn't know about 'wierdnewformat' files.

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