[KPhotoAlbum] Mass editing/checking tags
josephj at main.nc.us
Mon Nov 21 12:30:17 CET 2011
Just something to think about:
I haven't read through the list in awhile, but I believe that the tag
database is just that - probably some flavor of sql.
Is there any way (preferably without much programming) to talk directly
to the database and do data cleaning, etc.?
What I have in mind currently: I have a large number of animal
pictures. I would like to automagically ensure that all pictures tagged
as "faun" are also tagged as "deer" and "animal". Similarly, all "home"
locations are also tagged as "Buffalo" (as in NY ;) ).
It would be really cool if I could just build an end-user level table of
rules and apply it automatically. Things like If "faun", then "deer".
If "deer", then "animal" and If "home" and (non-null location) Not
"Buffalo" then "needs editing". The last one adds a lot of complexity,
but it points out the idea of dependent tags and the possibility of
mutually exclusive tags.
I have a lot of photos (around 24k so far) in KPA and I'm developing my
tagging criteria as I go. This makes it almost certain that my tags are
incomplete and inconsistent - and that's what databases are perfect for
This is more of a design direction request. Making it easy to use would
take a lot of thought and probably a lot of code.
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