[KPhotoAlbum] Cataloging workflow

Angel Lopez anglopm at gmail.com
Wed May 1 11:53:26 BST 2019

Hi Joe,

Thank you for the ideas. I also think that tokens feature is one of the
best characteristics of this great program.
As for the chosen tags, probably the nested categories is the way to go,
but by keeping it not too over complicated. So probably, the best will be
to tag in a "good enough" fashion and as I go deeper in my collection,
probably I could refine my categories.

Concerning the zoom, checking your tips, and the ones from Johannes and
Andreas, I've later discovered an image viewer called geeqie (www.geeqie.org),
which have a feature that allows you to split the screen in two or four,
and link pan and zoom as you show two or four different images. So from
now, I'll probably start with geeqie in order to discard the "bad ones".
Then straight to KPA.

Thank you.


----------- Angel ------------

El mar., 30 abr. 2019 a las 23:38, Joe (<josephj at main.nc.us>) escribió:

> As you note, tagging depends on your use case. If you're lucky enough to
> be able to know in advance what questions/searches you will need, then
> it's easy, but that's often not the case.
> Generically, it's probably best to make as many categories as possible
> orthogonal - with no overlap - so that your searches will be more powerful.
> When that won't work, I use the brilliant feature of KPA which is nested
> categories. I have Animals which includes Birds which includes Robins.
> That way, if I need all birds, I get all Robins as part of it, but I can
> also get just Robins if I want to. Then, for things that aren't big
> categories, I use tags. "Flower" might apply to many pictures that are
> in very different categories. Then, putting these together in the search
> can be quite powerful.
> For your "river" issue, using multiple tags might help. Is the picture
> tagged with "river" also tagged as "landscape" or similar. Then you can
> differentiate between something near/about a river and a picture of one.
> I view tokens as temporary tags. When I load new pictures, I add a token
> to each one that will get a particular tag or category - just by
> selecting them with the mouse and pressing A (for example). When I'm
> done, I use the search to select all pictures with token A and then use
> annotate multiple to add the appropriate tags or categories to all the
> selected pictures at once. Then I clear the token and repeat the process
> for another set of attributes.
> The only problem with this, is that tokens toggle on and off and do so
> invisibly. So, if I accidentally "add" a token to the same picture
> twice, it just turns the token off. (It would be a great enhancement if
> they showed up somehow - say below each thumbnail.)
> I haven't played with zoom in quite awhile. A more flexible solution
> would be really nice to have
> The thumbnails and the tooltip popups are very useful in KPA, but
> they're features that could definitely use some love.
> You have to stop what you're doing and go into settings to change the
> size of either one and then that persists. It would be great If you
> could use something like Ctrl++ and Ctrl+- or pinch and expand on a
> touchpad to make either one larger or smaller without going into
> settings and have the option for that change to be temporary - just for
> the current session.
> A related issue:
> Just now, I had a thumbnail displayed for a picture in KPA on one
> virtual desktop. I switched desktops to continue writing this email and
> the thumbnail came with me and covered part of my email. I had to go
> back to KPA and turn the thumbnail off so I could continue writing. This
> has been an issue for years. I just never got around to posting about it.
> Joe
> On 4/30/19 10:30 AM, Angel Lopez wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've been using kphotoalbum since 2002, but not really "properly".
> > They I use is:
> > Copy photographs to computer, in direfferent folders:
> >
> > /Photographs/
> > /Photographs/2018/
> >   /Photographs/2018/2018-01-01_New Year
> >   /Photographs/2018/2018-02-14_Ana Bithday
> >  ...
> > /Photographs/2019 /
> >   /Photographs/2019/2019-03-19_Trip to Rusia
> >  ...
> >
> > And kphotoalbum database is inside /Photographs.
> >
> > The first 4 years of use, I tagged pictures with People, Places,
> > Events... But nowadays What I were doing was to use the Tokens for
> > select pictures to keep which ones to delete, which ones to send to a
> > friend...
> > Even I do not know which would be the right old database.xml file.
> >
> > Now I started to catalog all of them, But I would like to now what
> > categories and keywords do other people use. I now this is not a
> > problem with a single solution, but some tips would be useful.
> > Yesterday, I tagged a some pictures with Keyword="river", and several
> > photographs later, I started to tag a set of photographs of a trip to
> > a river source, where some of them do not have the river itself in the
> > photograph. So, how to deal with this?
> > How do you use label, and descriptions fields?
> >
> > I found this place:
> > https://lightroom-keyword-list-project.blogspot.com/p/get-list.html
> > But I found that list really huge.
> >
> > As a side question, I could not find an option fix the Zoom level
> > while viewing images. Could be a nice feature to compare to or three
> > photographs in a series for the sharpest of them. Is this possible?
> >
> > Thank you all.
> >
> > ______________________________
> > ----------- Angel ------------
> >
> >
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