[KPhotoAlbum] Patch: file types as subcategories of media type
Robert L Krawitz
rlk at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jan 2 14:12:03 CET 2007
From: Michael J Gruber <michaeljgruber+gmane+kimdaba at fastmail.fm>
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 13:32:20 +0100
Robert L Krawitz venit, vidit, dixit 2007-01-02 12:44:
> From: Michael J Gruber
> <michaeljgruber+gmane+kimdaba at fastmail.fm>
> Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 11:54:39 +0100
> - As implemented, the file type is the last 3 letters of the file
> name, converted to lower case. This is consistent with what KPA does
> in other places and works with all files coming from 8+3 FAT file
> systems (such as from a camera). It doesn't cover file endings like
> "jpeg", "mpeg" or "tiff", but that's an easy fix if desired.
> I think this should be done -- it's simply a matter of looking for
> the rightmost `.'. Another question is case sensitivity -- should
> this be case sensitive or not? I'd say probably not (as you've done
There are file types like ".xcf.bz2" also; that's why I didn't do the
right search for "." right away. But I guess those are way less common.
I don't think KPhotoAlbum handles these anyway, and they're really
.xcf files that happen to be compressed.
> This is much better than "ignore raw files" -- depending upon what
> I'm doing, sometimes I'd like to use the RAW images and sometimes I'd
> like to use the JPEGs. It's not going to be very practical to use
> this on large collections of images until subcategories are sped up,
I guess my collection isn't large enough ;)
Seriously: Is it the initial loading/creation of the DB info which is
slow, or the browsing by subcategory?
Browsing by subcategory.
There's another issue: suppose I have a collection of images some of
which are shot RAW and some of which are JPEG (perhaps I ran low on
space and backed off to JPEG). I'd like to select the RAW files where
available and otherwise the JPEG's.
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