[KPhotoAlbum] Re: Configuration dialog RFE/annoyance
Robert L Krawitz
rlk at alum.mit.edu
Sat Mar 4 21:08:43 CET 2006
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 13:20:52 -0500
From: "Mark Eichin" <eichin at gmail.com>
I'm sure that's not universal - but I personally *never* want to
change timestamps (all my pictures come from a camera with
sufficient EXIF time) and I care more about description than title
- but more about tags than anything.
Changing timestamps is something most people would only want to do
rarely. In my case I used it to back date our wedding photographs
after I scanned all the negatives. But it's not an operation most
people would perform very often, and over time there will be less and
less reason to do it.
ps. I *love* kimdaba (and yes, I prefer the original name :-)
Partly it's because the tagging is a much better job of something I
tried to implement myself. But things like "semi-hierarchical"
tags are a "just right" compromise between full unusable hierarchy
and flat ambiguous tags - if I weren't using kimdaba, I'd have to
steal that idea :-)
pps. coming soon - a flickr/kimdaba sync tool that uses tags,
instead of a separate UI. (I use it heavily but it's not quite
I have yet to find a better tool for organizing photographs. My wife
uses iPhoto, which is dreadfully slow and doesn't really seem to offer
much of anything that KPhotoAlbum doesn't. KPhotoAlbum is blazingly
fast; much of it seems to be limited by disk/filesystem performance
more than anything else.
One thing that would be handy (and probably very simple) would be to
integrate it with PhotoPrint. That's a Gutenprint client that one of
our developers has put together (see
I have to export photographs to a directory and then run PhotoPrint;
it would be very neat to have some kind of integration.
Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu>
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Project lead for Gutenprint -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
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