[KimDaBa] KimDaBa suggestions
Jesper K. Pedersen
blackie at blackie.dk
Mon May 17 12:04:00 CEST 2004
On Thursday 13 May 2004 05:54, Thomas Harning Jr. wrote:
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| Here's some suggestions that I think would be great:
| 1) Ability to regorganize the actual file locations while viewing
| attributes about them to help guide organization [would be easier than
| simply using a file browser and looking at kimdaba to find the file from
| the status bar location and opening the image up to find out its
I'm still considering making it possible to specify path for images when
searching, and if I go down that path, displaying the path for images seems
like an obvious extension.
| 2) Alternative image/thumbnail displaying, ex:
| a) File path viewing as a list with columns for attributes
| b) Thumbnails in a list w/ attributes
| c) Customizable attribute display instead of simply filename
| d) The 'film' view used by WinXP and FLPhoto, with a set of thumbnails at
| the bottom and a nice big frame for the active thumbnail above.
This is far from getting working with Qt. It tool me several days to be able
to display the browser (persons/keywords/etc) in a listview in addition to a
iconview. So given how hard this is, I dont see that we would gain much from
having these additional views.
| 3) Other data formats such as videos with the thumbnail set to some image
| in the clip (perhaps the first, a random one, or a preset one through user
| customization) and the ability to load as usual. Another suggestion for
| alternate data formats would be to add extensions to the list to be
| processes [if thats how kimDaBa works.. not sure of its method of
Making KimDaBa a general resource database has been discussed a few times. My
digital camera can, however, just make max 30sec 300x200 clips, so they are
really worthless. Buy me a camera that can do > 1h in >600x480, and I'm sure
I'll consider adding support for videos very fast ;-)
| I hope these things would be added in, as they'd be great. If there's any
| apps out there that do this and sorta what KimDaBa does.. I'd like to know.
| But would rather stick with KimDaBa since it's great and I'v invested
| organization time in my database.
| Oh, separate databases that are simple to work with would also be nice
| [instead of making it difficult to try to use more than one].
I'm not sure I understood that suggestion.
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