[KimDaBa] Feature requests
Jesper K. Pedersen
blackie at blackie.dk
Sat Mar 26 09:46:01 CET 2005
On Thursday 27 January 2005 14:31, Nicolas M. Thiery wrote:
| Dear Kimdaba developers,
| Since 4 years that I own a digital camera I have been playing with
| quite a bunch of image viewers/organizers for Linux, and never found
| anything adapted to what I wanted. And then one month ago I discovered
| Kimdaba 1.
| After one evening of playing with it, I became convinced
| that this was the perfect fit for me, but for a few missing things
| ... which were fixed in Kimdaba 2 that I downloaded the following day :-)
| Even some of my suggestions below are already outdated.
| Great piece of software. Thanks so much for your work!
| Image viewer:
| - When no selection is active, pgup/pgdn in the viewer work as if all
| pictures were selected.
Hmmm I've heard this before, lemme think about it. It is now in the TODO file
(which I use from time to time to get inspired on developing something ;)
| - When the image is zoomed in, the arrows scroll progressively the
| view around (as in, say, gqview).
Yeah why not. Currently scrolling is done using the middle mouse button IIRC.
| Thumbnails navigator:
| - Directly display the thumbnails in the selection window
| (done in recent snapshots?)
I'm not sure I understand this one.
| - Shift-click on a pictures adds it to the current selection
| (allowing for selections that do not simply consist of a range of
This is a standard KDE widget, so I'd rather not change the name of the game
here, that would make it inconsistent with other part of KDE.
| - When going back with Alt-Left Arrow, the cursor is repositioned at
| its former position.
I think you are referring to going back to previous views in the thumbnail. I
agree this is annoying, and I've added it to the TODO. It is not a major
thing, so don't hold your breath.
| - The "current image"/cursor are kept synchronized between the
| thumbnails navigator, the viewer, and the keyword editor (C-1). In
| particular, when hitting C-I while several images are selected,
| display first the image on which the cursor currently is.
That sounds like a great idea, not high prio though.
| Keyword editor:
| - C-I displays the image with the viewer
You can drag of the preview, and resize it to your need.
| - When multiple pictures are edited with Ctrl-2, display their
| thumbnails (or, for simplicity, just the first one) in the image
I'm not sure I like that idea.
| Support for videos (.avi, ...):
This section is easily answered - I dont have a camera that can do fancy video
recordings, and as long as that is the case, this is very likely not going to
happen. Simple solution: give me a video camera ;-)
| - Finding duplicates *using the existing checksums* already in
| kimdaba (should be much faster than the external module).
This is something you would do once a year, is it really worth the development
time? I don't think so.
| The following can most likely now be done with Kimdaba.pm:
| - Batch property edition (add a keyword to all files matching ...)
| - Export back Kimdaba's image information to the original image files:
| - Rotate "physically" the images, and clear the EXIF rotation
| information to be coherent
| - Update date/time information in the EXIF
| - Update the description
| - Possibly include the keywords in the description?
| This will help for the interoperability with other image software
| Just my 2 cents, and again many thanks for all your work!
Thanks for the input I really appreciate it. Sorry for the late answer.
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