[KPhotoAlbum] Selecting/tagging images by resolution

Miika Turkia miika.turkia at gmail.com
Sun May 29 10:12:29 CEST 2011


On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:30 PM, Joe <josephj at main.nc.us> wrote:

> On 05/28/2011 02:06 AM, Risto H. Kurppa wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the quick reply. If anyone else wants it, it would be a great
>>> addition to kpa. I don't have the particular coding skills to add it
>>> myself.
>>>
>>> I'll consider your second alternative. I write a lot of bash scripts and
>>> that doesn't sound too hard.
>>>
>>> I do have some concerns about moving the physical files around so that
>>> the
>>> whole collection wouldn't be in rough date order when I access them
>>> directly
>>> without a photo manager application. But that might not be a problem
>>> because
>>> the low res photos should be in contiguous batches by date anyway. I'll
>>> see.
>>>
>> Doesn't exif search in KPA know how to do this?
>>
>> If not, what'd happen if you use bash&  exiftool to symlink all large
>> images to a single folder, then open that folder with KPA, tag them as
>> 'large', then save and remove symlinks?
>>
>> And as far as I know, KPA sorts the files based on EXIF date, not file
>> date
>>
>> r
>>
>>
>>
>>  kpa 4.1.1 exif search has lots of cool options, but I didn't see this
> one.
>
> I think your strategy  sounds good, but:
>
> See if I've got this right:
> The central question for me is - where are the tags stored?  Aren't they in
> the kpa database and not in the images themselves?
> I don't understand how doing something to the symlinked photos would affect
> the originals in the kpa database unless the tags are stored in the images
> themselves.
>
> To make it work, the new folder would have to be added in the current kpa
> image tree so the new tags would end up in the current database.
> This would add a lot of (virtual) pictures to the database.
> Once I was done and deleted the new folder, all those virtual images would
> go away (hopefully).  Wouldn't the new tags go with them?  And would I have
> to do some rescan to clean up the database?
>
> The tags are stored in "database" index.xml under the image root (or in
real db if you use the database backend). So you can add the tags you wont
straight to the xml file.

However, if you are willing to compile KPA yourself, Search by "Megapixel"
has just appeared in the git repository.

theBro
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