[KPhotoAlbum] A few things

Robert L Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jul 4 22:46:51 CEST 2006


1) I've tried changing all of the QImage::smoothScale() invocations to
   QImage::scale(), and the result is *much* faster display,
   particularly if I'm displaying at something less than full screen
   (this is with 8 megapixel source images).  I think that at the very
   least there should be an option to smooth scale vs. non-smoothed
   scale; it would make it a lot easier to search a lot of images.

2) Can the survey be turned off by something other than hacking at the
   code?  I really find nagware to be a pain; at the very least,
   people should have an option to turn it off and not get reminders
   on it.

3) I posted a patch a while back to allow the user to change the
   thumbnail size -- I think that that is very useful functionality
   (on my 1600x1200 displays, for example, it's often useful to use
   256x256 thumbnails).

4) I maintain two sets of images, on two different machines.  I use a
   script to synchronize the images.  I'd like to be able to copy the
   metadata from one to the other.  Export/import doesn't seem to work
   if my .kim file doesn't contain any images and I haven't copied the
   images over (it just sits there with 0% completion for copying
   images, and if I cancel out of it, it crashes).  Simply copying the
   image entries from the images.xml file doesn't work, because it
   doesn't understand the tags from the other file.

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