[KPhotoAlbum] General interfacing (was Re: Configuration dialog RFE/annoyance)

Robert L Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Sun Mar 5 23:48:02 CET 2006


   Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 22:35:17 +0000
   From: "Alastair M. Robinson" <blackfive at fakenhamweb.co.uk>

   Robert L Krawitz wrote:

   >    > 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
   >    > http://www.blackfiveservices.co.uk/PhotoPrint/About.shtml).
   >    > Currently I have to export photographs to a directory and
   >    > then run PhotoPrint; it would be very neat to have some kind
   >    > of integration.

   Drag'n'drop between Kimdaba and PhotoPrint works well here - is that not 
   a viable alternative to exporting the photos to a directory?

That's a good point -- I was thinking in terms of using it as a
printing facility for KPhotoAlbum rather than by drag & drop.

   > Gutenprint itself is just a library of printer drivers, albeit
   > with an API that permits building user interfaces around it.
   > PhotoPrint is based on GTK+, but it's possible to pass in a list
   > of images via the command line.

   Indeed.  PhotoPrint won't build or run without GTK+, but it will
   run in batch mode without a display (and indeed I'm using it in
   combination with GS in place of rastertogutenprint on one machine!)

That's an interesting idea that we should discuss elsewhere (starting
to sound like a general purpose RIP).

   Building QT equivalents of the GTK+ widgets I've put together
   wouldn't be a great deal of work.



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