[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?

I see.

   >    At the moment i have about 40 file with the name
   >    64x64-0-dscf0003.jpg.
   > Which is a whole lot better than
   > a4743227232c6c57105c62d8001b9a80.jpg
   > or
   > 64x64-0-a4743227232c6c57105c62d8001b9a80.jpg
   > 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.

   > Consider
   > 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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