[KPhotoAlbum] Importing Pictures from Camera

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Thu Nov 11 13:47:52 CET 2010


On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 08:10:41 +0100, Andreas Neustifter wrote:
> Hi!
>
> On 9 November 2010 03:00, jedd <jedd at progsoc.org> wrote:
>>
>>  I think most people have their own (fairly customised :) work flow,
>>  involving a small stack of bespoke scripts and existing graphics
>>  applications.
>
> Thats mine to but scripts only get you sofar without having some
> interactivity so I figured a flexible and customisable importer would
> be great.
> (Most management software has its own importer that is tied to the
> software and database so thats quite useless for the general case.)

The last thing I personally want is any interactivity.  Running the
script is one thing, but if kpa either did the import or ran the
script for me automatically (when it checked for new images) that
would be even more convenient.

>> I shoot
>>  almost entirely in JPG, with RAW's kept outside of the KPA tree
>>  (though I am aware that support for RAWs is very good these days).
>>  Part of this is just historical practice, but also because I sync my
>>  photo collection two my SO's laptop, my laptop, and also to a
>>  server on the other side of the planet - raws aren't needed and/or
>>  transferable / storable on those other machines.
>
> RAW support is up to par with JPEG support now, so I want to support
> both formats.

Personally, I never shoot RAW-only.  I could see reasons to (my camera
can only do about 10 RAW+JPEG in a burst, but RAW only the burst is
more like 30, if I remember), but in practice in that situation I'm
more likely to shoot JPEG-only.  But to me this is more a KPA thing
than an importer thing -- I'm going to import everything regardless.


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