[KPhotoAlbum] Idea for quick search feature
shawn-kimdaba at willden.org
Mon Apr 23 16:35:08 CEST 2007
On Monday 23 April 2007 08:17, Jan Kundrát wrote:
> That would be horribly confusing, IMHO.
Can you expand on what would be confusing? I grant that users might get
results including images they didn't expect, but I think the general use case
for this sort of thing is to keep typing more filter information until the
list gets small enough that you can find what you're looking for visually, so
that's not such an issue.
Another program I use frequently does the same sort of thing for databases of
music, and I find it works very well. What you type in the search bar is
matched against all of the metadata associated with a given song (artist,
title, genre, keywords, file and path, various dates, etc.) and I find that I
can quickly narrow my database of ~6000 songs down to a handful that allows
me to find what I'm looking for. I'm thinking the same approach would work
well for KPA, but perhaps the fact that images in KPA have much more metadata
than songs do is a problem?
> 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.
Seems simple enough to me. "pavel m" would probably get you most all of the
images of various Pavels, of course, but we could allow you to use quotes to
be more specific, so you could type '"pavel m"' to search for images
with "pavel m" in their metadata. In my database, I tag people with their
full names, so I'd have less of a problem.
>  http://svn.flaska.net/viewcvs/pphotoalbum/trunk/
I'll take a look, thanks.
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