[KPhotoAlbum] Is there a way to copy tags between photos ?

Wes Hardaker wjhns25 at hardakers.net
Tue May 15 19:38:06 CEST 2007

>>>>> "SW" == Shawn Willden <shawn-kimdaba at willden.org> writes:

WH> It's maybe not as easy as it could be, and at some point I would
WH> like to write a quick utility to do the mapping of tokens to items
WH> without having to view the photos (slow on my computer), but it
WH> works well (for me).
>> You do exactly what I do, except I actually have a perl script that
>> assigns categories (etc) to xml file for images that have tokens...
>> The only problem is that I haven't updated my script since 3.0 came out.

SW> I don't know what the solution is, but the existence of hacks like yours 
SW> (convenient as it is that they're possible!) seems like a pretty good 
SW> indication that something can be improved.

(sorry for the delay; was out of touch for a week)

I agree...  The reason, just for historical purposes, that I wrote a
hack is that it was unlikely the functionality I needed was going to
be put into kimdaba (at the time).

Specifically, I wanted to assign a letter token to a particular tag
just as had been discussed (f = flower).  But the thought by many
others at the time was that tokens and tags shouldn't be mixed and I
might want 'f' to later be 'fruit' or something.  To which, I
agree...  The solution I was pointed at was the tag-multiple-images
dialog that lets you assign a bunch of tags to a group of selected

The problem is that I can not classify my images under categories
without seeing them full screen, as one of my more important
classifications has to do with the quality of the image (and the
little tiny dialog screens aren't good enough).  Thus the full-screen
viewer is the *only* way I'm willing to assign a number of my tags,
and thus with the current infrastructure I had to go through the token
mechanism and then later change the tokens into categories (and the
script I wrote simply made it faster than changing them internally
within kimdaba).

So, as long as we're throwing out ideas...  *I* would do it (and
everyone's needs will be different) by throwing up a full screen
slide-show window and if I hit a key that hadn't been assigned (say
'f') then give me a dialog box saying "what do you want to bind 'f' to
for this viewing set?" and it would let me pick things/flowers or
people/florence or something.  Ideally, it would also remember what I
had bound it to last time as the default.  If I hit 'f' on the next
image, it would auto-add that tag (and I'd see the results in the
little overlay at the bottom).

*that* functionality would let me do everything I want and let me
apply a ton of tags to images rapidly.  (one of the things I do, when
comparing multiple shots for the best one, is to flip back and forth
between them before assigning a 'keywords/good' tag or similar...)

please please please?


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