[KPhotoAlbum] A couple of RFE's about tokens

Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at blackie.dk
Sun Jul 23 02:16:10 CEST 2006

Robert, Please don't spent to much time on this. My TODO list for the next 
release is simply completely full (I'm reworking the annotations, esp. wrt to 
categories, plus trying to add video support), so I can't really take more 
patches with new features, sorry.

I'll keep your email around, and feel free to try and motivate me into this 
after next release :-)

Sorry for the inconvenience.

On Monday 17 July 2006 20:40, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
| I have a few things I'd like to see change about how tokens work.
| Background: my wife and I shot about 3500 frames on our recent trip to
| Alaska, and we're busy trying to classify them.  We're using tokens
| heavily in this regard with the following schema:
| A -- we both think it's spectacular and should be enlarged
| B -- one of us thinks it's suitable for enlargement
| C -- both of us think it should be printed for album purposes (4x6)
| D -- one of us thinks it should be printed for album purposes
| Afterwards, we want to look a bit more carefully at everything we've
| flagged with any of these tokens (i. e. all A, B, C, and D shots).  We
| want to remove shots that are substantially duplicates.  Rather than
| removing a token, I usually want to add an "N" token to these shots
| (sometimes I want to remove a token, if it's clear that we made a
| mistake to begin with).
| I don't want to use keywords for this because the keyword editor is
| unwieldly.  It's a lot easier to simply page through the shots (thanks
| to the now much faster viewer) and quickly hit one of the letter keys.
| Anyway, the RFE's:
| 1) Use the unshifted letter ('a') to add a token, and the shifted
|    letter ('A') to remove it.  At least make this an option.  The
|    toggle behavior can be very inconvenient if we're looking through
|    pictures and I don't remember which state the token's in -- I have
|    to pop the info box to find out.  Having one key to set and another
|    key to clear a token would be more convenient in this scenario.
|    I'm well aware that this is likely to be an individual preference
|    -- a lot of people prefer the toggle behavior.  It's a matter of
|    how one organizes one's workflow.  For the way I work, it would be
|    very convenient.
| 2a) Allow Boolean logic (or at least a subset) on the tokens
|    (e. g. some efficient way to select "all images with tokens A, Q,
|    and Z" -- or perhaps "A, Q, or Z" might be better here).
| 2b) Allow fast selection of images by token in the thumbnail view or
|    the category view (maybe just typing a letter selects those
|    images).
|    One way to do this might be to allow typing letters at the category
|    or image viewer to select images with that token.  If you type
|    multiple letters, it would select all images in the view with any
|    of those keywords.  Shift-letter would remove that token from the
|    view list.
| 3) Allow use of tokens in the search window.

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