[KPhotoAlbum] Raw workflow

Miika Turkia miika.turkia at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 18:22:18 BST 2012

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:37:55 +0300, Miika Turkia wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 4:55 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:46:30 +0300, Miika Turkia wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>>>>> Consider it an RFE that it be possible to specify stacking order,
>>>>> somehow.  I'm not sure precisely what that should consist of -- perhaps
>>>>> a list of regular expressions, and each image name in the stack is
>>>>> matched against the list, and the stack order matches the order of the
>>>>> regexp list.  For example:
>>>>> .*\.(cr2|crw|nef)
>>>>> .*_modified\.jpg
>>>>> .*.jpg
>>>>> Suppose we have the following files:
>>>>> img_0000.cr2
>>>>> img_0000_modified1.jpg
>>>>> img_0000_modified2.jpg
>>>>> img_0000_xxx.jpg
>>>>> img_0000.jpg
>>>>> We match each of those filenames against each regular expression in the
>>>>> list, resulting in the following (image,index) pairs:
>>>>> img_0000.cr2              0
>>>>> img_0000_modified1.jpg    1
>>>>> img_0000_modified2.jpg    1
>>>>> img_0000_xxx.jpg          N/A
>>>>> img_0000.jpg              2
>>>>> The following rules then define the stacking order:
>>>>> 1) Images with lower indices stack above images with higher indices.
>>>>> 2) Images that do not match any of the regular expressions stack at the
>>>>> bottom.
>>>>> 3) If there is more than one image with the same index, they are sorted
>>>>> in lexicographic order (in whatever locale is most appropriate in this
>>>>> case).
>>>> In my workflow the current model to stack the latest find to the top
>>>> works fine. However, it really sounds that it does not support new
>>>> users for the autostacking feature. Of course small "errors" can be
>>>> fixed manually but your case really sounds like there should be at
>>>> least an option to select that the top image should not be RAW.
>>> Some people would want the RAW to be the top of the stack.
>> True. A current workaround is to search for RAW only. The disadvantage
>> is that the whole stack is not available in this case and thus you
>> cannot annotate the full stack. For me the developed JPG on top is
>> ideal and still gives me access to the RAW easily with the
>> open-raw.pl.
> There are a lot of different possible workflows.  The key is to not have
> artificial restrictions on what people can do.
> One other thing that would be useful would be to allow selecting images
> from a stack based on file extension, regexp, what have you.  So I could
> select all RAW images matching a keyword, all JPEGs, what have you.

The Label based search is too restrictive to my liking also. Even
including the file suffix there would mostly solve my need, but a true
regexp would be even better.

>>>> Anyway I think that currently also the handling of RAW+JPG import
>>>> simultaneously is not implemented and nothing is autostacked.
>>> That appears to be a bug?
>> Yep. I tried to put it nicely ;)
> That means that I can't do what I want right now.  OK (but hopefully it
> will get fixed).

see below

>>>> The replace text is tried in order if there is multiple strings
>>>> separated with semicolon. Thus .jpg;.crw would first try to replace
>>>> the regex match with .jpg and if not found with .crw. It looks to me
>>>> that your suggestion would not work as you have to change the prefix,
>>>> and not keep it intact. I believe you should use following when using
>>>> the search regex as you defined it:
>>>> Replace: img_\2.jpg;crw_\2.crw;crw_\2.cr2
>>> That's definitely not obvious from the description, and it doesn't match
>>> the example.
>> I hadn't seen a case like yours so I thought matching the suffix to be
>> sufficient. More examples and clearer explanation is definitely
>> needed. Basically we are talking about normal regexp like
>> s/\.raw/.jpg/ but instead of writing multiple regexes the latter part
>> can expanded automatically.
>> s/\.raw/.jpg/ and s/.\raw/.tif/ can be compressed into s/\.raw/.jpg;.tif/.
>> Of course everything becomes quite messy when you take the different
>> versions and sources into account and need to match suffix and prefix.
> I suggest that rather than a semicolon to separate components (a
> semicolon could be a significant character) that it use some kind of
> list entry, with the possibility of moving things up and down the list.
>> BTW did you get your problem solved?
> If autostacking doesn't work, I can't fix it.

Autostacking works when you have images on KPA database and search for
new images. I thought you had that case since you have the JPGs
already in but had the ignore RAW ticked. It does not work in case you
import two new images simultaneously that should be autostacked.


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