[KimDaBa] another feature request
Robert L Krawitz
rlk at alum.mit.edu
Fri May 6 08:50:06 CEST 2005
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 12:45:47 +0200
From: Martin =?ISO-8859-1?Q?H=F6ller?= <martin at xss.co.at>
Am I the only one who wants to save images on a CD, remove them from disk
but keep the thumbnails? Or am I just missing something?
> At the moment i have about 40 file with the name
> Which is a whole lot better than
> since it at least tells you what file the thumbnail is associated
> with, no?
Only if you have unique filenames in the whole tree. What if you
have two folders A and B both with an image dscf0001.jpg in it
(that's quite common for most cameras I know).
Which in turn is only an issue if the thumbnails aren't colocated with
the images. That could be handled by embedding the directory name
(with / mapped to _ or the like) in the thumbnail filename.
> what happens if you have the image directory split across multiple
> filesystems; wouldn't you want the thumbnails to stay with the images?
Do you think people do this? I have all my images in
/home/martin/fotos/ where /home is on one filesystem.
Or because they have so many images that they *have* to split them
over multiple filesystems.
But even if they do, what could be the reason for this? Maybe
because part of their images are on a removable device. If this is
the case they could prefer to have the thumbnails available even if
the removable device is not mounted.
That's another side to this that I hadn't thought about.
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