[KPhotoAlbum] Idea for quick search feature

Jan Kundrát jkt at gentoo.org
Mon Apr 23 16:17:47 CEST 2007


Shawn Willden wrote:
> Perhaps at some point we might want to allow boolean specifiers, 
> grouping, etc. of search words, but for now I think I'd just interpret 
> mutliple words as an implicit AND. So "adam june 2006" would find images 
> that:
> 
>     * Contain "adam" in some tag, description, label, folder or
>       filename; AND
>     * Contain "june" in some tag, description, label, folder, filename
>       or date; AND
>     * Contain "2006" in some tag, description, label, folder, filename
>       or date.

That would be horribly confusing, IMHO. What would you do if you have 
space in some tag value? For example I know a lot of people whose given 
name is Pavel, so I tag images with stuff like "pavel", "pavel m", 
"pavel h" etc.

> I think that should be fairly intuitive to users who can read it as 
> "find pictures of adam in june 2006". The very broad nature of the 
> search might mean that they get a few images in the results that 
> surprise them, but I think that's okay.

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[1] http://svn.flaska.net/viewcvs/pphotoalbum/trunk/

Cheers,
-jkt


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