[KimDaBa] Newbie Q: Auto-assign Location/Persons on import?

Jean-Michel FAYARD jmfayard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 07:25:32 BST 2004

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 00:27:48 -0500, Michael Sternberg
<starbuzz at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 September 2004 04:29, Jean-Michel FAYARD wrote:
> > Hello, in KimDaBa 2.0 which is getting close, you can browse by folder
> > exactly the same way you browse by Persons, Location or Keywords now,
> > but auto-assigned, so your transition effort will be close to zero.
> Thanks for implementing this, Jean-Michel.  I managed to compile and run the
> current CVS version.  This is indeed a good way towards what I had asked.
> However, I was surprised to see only the "leaves" of the directory tree show
> up as virtual albums.  For instance, I have:
>         ...
>         Germany/Paderborn/Quellgebiet
>         Germany/Paderborn/Markt
>         Germany/Paderborn/Uni
>         ...
> If I place additional pictures in the tree at intermediate levels, say
> "Paderborn/foo.jpg", I get "Paderborn" to show up as separate folder, but it
> only lists one picture, not all below.

Yes, it displays only folders which contains at least one picture in
the current scope.
I've thought to implement recursive folders Germany/Paderborn and
Germany as a "Member group" of folder, but for a reason I didn't
remember, I've felt it would add more bloat that usefulness for the
user. If you convince me I was wrong, this may change in the future.

> How do I select all pictures from "Paderborn" (along with, say, a high rating,
> defined via a separate Category), e.g. in order to export them as an album?
> --  The "Folder" selector in "Advanced Search" is a picklist -- could one
> enter a pattern (regex) there?  Multiple mouse clicks do construct a Boolean
> expression with folder names linked by "&" (AND), resulting in a NULL
> intersect upon "Search".  Therefore, I think "|" (OR)  would be better here.

Mmh, that's why I thought member groups would not be needed.
But this remind me of a certain discussion I just had with Jesper ;-)
He thinks that it would confuse the users when multiple clics means
- setting multiple persons in the image settings dialog
- searching one from multiple persons in the image search dialog
and he says that it is a feature for power users anyway (here I don't
agree, but nevermind)

Anyway, if you want to change it just for you, it's pretty easy, see
the patch attached.
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