[KPhotoAlbum] General interfacing (was Re: Configuration dialog
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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