[KPhotoAlbum] Little patch and some ideas I like to implement

Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at blackie.dk
Thu Nov 16 14:20:27 CET 2006

As you might know (from the news section). KPA is currently freezing up for 
release, so I'm really sorry to ask you to hold back any patches for now.

Regarding the side by side view. Did you consider implementing that in KIPI?


On Wednesday 15 November 2006 13:11, Henner Zeller wrote:
| Hi,
| I am a pleased user of kimdaba/kpa for several years now and would
| like to help out in the core kpa because there are some features I'd
| like to see .. so its only fair to implement them myself, right ?
| The following are random thoughts for improvement I would like to work
| on, but I haven't looked deeply in the code yet, so I might miss some
| obvious 'already there' facts. So feel free to flame me ;-)
| One area I am interested in is improving the display speed of images
| even more by precalculating the most likely requested images (zoom
| from window to fullscreen for instance) in a background thread.
| Judging from a quick glance at the code, there already has been a lot
| of work to make the speed of image loading as smooth as possible, so
| this might need some experimenting..
| Since I often take several pictures in a series, I would like to
| implement a feature that allows to do a manual side-by-side comparison
| of a set of selected pictures to be able to choose the 'best' shot(s).
| Internally, all of these pictures would be marked as part of the
| series, however only the selected ones are shown in the thumbnail view
| (with some way to expand the whole series in the thumbnail view).
| Since this requires to modify the thumbnail viewer as such, its
| probably not easily implemented as plugin.
| While reading the code, I did some small changes - see attached patch.
| One is to display the 'Megapixels' next to the image size. Admittedly
| a very stupid piece of information, but I am telling ya, I've been
| asked more than once "uh, nice picture, how many Megapixels does it
| have ?". This answers stupid questions without using up too much
| space.
| The other change shows the zoom-factor of a zoomed image in the window
| caption.
| cheers,
|   -henner

Having trouble finding a given image in your collection containing
thousands of images?

http://www.kphotoalbum.org might be the answer.

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