[KPhotoAlbum] Compiling recent KPhotoAlbum for Debian Lenny

Matthias Heukäufer matthias.heukaeufer at uni-greifswald.de
Fri Aug 7 18:00:36 CEST 2009


theBro found a solution for the missing icons. It turned out that I just had 
to install a package containing the standard KDE4 theme.

I might have an idea about what's wrong with the raw images. According to the 
manual page of dcraw it rotates the images while decoding them ("By default, 
dcraw applies the flip specified by the camera. -t 0 disables all 
flipping."). Looking at the console output while KPhotoAlbum was generating 
thumbnails, I confirmed that there is no -t option used with kdcraw. Is it 
possible that KPhotoalbum rotates images again that are already orientated 
correctly? In this case, passing the -t 0 option to kdcraw might solve the 
bug. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the code that is reponsible for kdcraw's 
invocation. My skills as a programmer are really not up to KPhotoalbum's 
code, I'm afraid.

My biggest problem is still the missing libraries libkipi and libkdcraw. Even 
though I managed to compile libkdcraw yesterday, I couldn't build a Debian 
package from it and I am a bit reluctant to install libraries circumventing 
the Debian package management. Is there anybody who could guide me how to 
build libkdcraw and libkipi as Debian packages?

Thanks - Matthias

On Freitag 07 August 2009, Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
> I don't (unfortunately) use any raw images myself, so I dont really know.
> A starting point might be to look in DB/MewImageFinder.cpp that is where
> the images are scanned for and found. You will likely be detoured into the
> Exif directory at one point, though (at least when I developed it) is more
> about the searching of Exif info.
> Hope that helps.
> Come on IRC if you get stuck, and I'll try to help you on.
> Cheers
> Jesper.

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