[KimDaBa] Ideas for Kimdaba features
Jesper K. Pedersen
blackie at blackie.dk
Wed Jan 12 07:54:44 CET 2005
On Wednesday 12 January 2005 03:20, Alain.Picard at memetrics.com wrote:
| Dear Kimdaba users/developers,
| After using Kimdaba for a while, I came up with this
| list of things which I feel are missing.
| * removing multiple keywords simultaneously.
| When selecting multiple images, and hitting C-2 to bring
| up the "apply to all" properties editor, all keywords which
| are present in all selected images should appear as selected,
| and deselecting and applying should remove those deselected
| keywords from all selected images.
| Doing a set-intersection for each category should quickly
| yield the list of suitable keywords to hightlight.
This has been on my todo list forever, but never found motivation to fix it.
You can see my TODO list on
| * easier editing (and deleting) of keywords within a category.
| In each category, right click on a keyword should bring up
| a menu to rename and delete the selected keyword.
| Changes should be propagated throughtout the DB; i.e. changing
| the name of a keyword should change all the referents, etc.
That is already working exactly as you describe.
| * Allow the 1-click rotation on the thumbnail panel. Selecting
| 1 or more thumbnails and clicking 9 or 7 should apply the 90
| and 270 degree rotations to all selected images.
Unfortunately, this would be quite some work for me to implement. I always
rotate my images either when setting properties, or when watching them.
| * A "File ... open directory" option, to easily switch between
| various photo collections, rather than re-invoking with the -c switch
| might be nice.
It is not 7:26 in the morning, I'm dead tired, and once my girl friend leaves
for work, I will likely give in and go back to bed. These morning makes
me ..uhem..., lets say the least unfriendly to new ideas - I try very hard
not to answer emails in the morning, still I can't help it ,-)
So here I am, thinking man this guy want it all, nothing I do to KimDaBa would
ever make him happy, but then I remember my favorite quote. It is from
Margerit Thather (Spell her name correct yourself - it was the prime minister
of UK in the 80th). She said: "I love when people start picking on my person
during a political debate, that means that I won on the political level")
You've got no idea where I'm going with all this do you? Well as I said it is
early in the morning.
Well the point I'm making is that this is really a tiny issue isn't it,
seriously, how many different database do you have? It can't be that serious
an issue starting kimdaba over again with -c, can it? ;-)
| * The date bar currently doesn't seem very useful (I realize this is
| in progress). In the "home" screen, dragging across a date range
| should have the effect of selecting that date range, and refine the
| number of available hits immediately.
OK, it is 7:32 now, and I'm still grumpy, but could we please get some
enthusiasm here? The datebar is more than 2 man weeks of work now, likely the
largest thing I added to kimdaba since the possibilities to browse images.
That is two weeks I could have worked overtime instead, and got enough money
to a new camera, so I would have at least as cool a camera as the rest of
you. You are not writting to Microsoft Support complaining about a broken
upgrade to a product you've paid a fortune for, please remember that. You
"pay" me my showing a bit of gratitude and enthusiasm ;-)
Let me teach you:
"The datebar is really cool, I can see which date my current images are from,
and I can even use it for browsing. There is just one thing I can think of
that would make it ever cooler: How about making it possible to select image
ranges with the mouse by dragging out a selection"
I would then answer:
Cool idea, it was actually already suggested on the mailing list, and I've
already implement that - it is in CVS now, and will be in the next snapshot.
| * Under X11, the location (i.e. X geometry) of the windows for user
| defined categories is reset for each kimdaba invocation. Not sure
| if that's a kimdaba problem, or something fixable with my window
| manager (sawfish).
Did you try choosing Options->Save window setup in the config dialog? Once
you've done that, you also need to save your setup using normal Ctrl+s, but
then you should be set.
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