[KPhotoAlbum] Raw workflow

Miika Turkia miika.turkia at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 05:48:22 BST 2012

On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> The kpa manual states:
> "A few settings are recommended for a RAW workflow. First is to enable
> the using of the embedded thumbnail. This will give a tremendous speed
> boost over decoding each raw file each time they are viewed (check also
> the minimum dimension configuration to ensure decent quality). Second
> one is for the New Image Finder to automatically stack the developed
> versions over the RAW file (developed image must be on same directory as
> the original). This requires regular expressions as described in ."
> The last is obviously a reference to the new image finder settings, but
> it doesn't explain clearly what the search regexp and file replacement
> texts should be.  This would benefit greatly from an example (I haven't
> figured out what they need to be myself!").

The reference points to chapter "New Image Finder Settings" where the
regular expressions I used at the time of writing are shown. Is the
link missing from your manual? It is working on HTML and PDF version
from docs.kde.org. Anyway, what I currently have is:

Search: (_(v){0,1}([0-9]){1,2}){0,1}\.(jpg|JPG|tif|TIF|png|PNG)
Orig: .NEF;.CR2;.JPG;.jpg;.ORF

> That example might read:
> "For example, if you are shooting in RAW+JPEG mode, your camera may
> generate two files, the RAW file and the JPEG file.  For purposes of
> example, assume that the two files are named img_0005.cr2 (in general,
> img_nnnn.cr2) and img_0005.jpg (in general, img_nnnn.jpg).  Assuming
> that you want the RAW file to be at the top of the stack, you would
> enter the following in the [File versions search regexp]: [] and the
> following in the [Original file replacement text]."

I have not used RAW+JPEG as my cameras embed a full size JPG as a
thumbnail in the RAW image. So I do not see any point in this mode.

The trouble for you to figuring out the regular expressions for
autostacking might be due to broken functionality. I just tested out
finding the raw and jpg files at the same time and the autostacking
did not work. My sample search regex needs the RAW formats added for
this to work but as said the simultaneously finding the files is
broken. At least it did not crash anymore as was the case a week ago.


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