[KPhotoAlbum] Searching within folders in KPA 4.3

Miika Turkia miika.turkia at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 08:52:24 CEST 2012

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 5:57 AM, Joe <josephj at main.nc.us> wrote:
> I'm very behind in tagging my photos.  My photos are stored in folders
> named by the date of the most recent picture in the folder.  I try to
> keep them in batches of 700 or less per folder.
> To catch up, I'm trying to tag the newest ones first.
> What I did was select Folder from the main KPA window and then select a
> folder to work on.  That works fine, but when I try to search within
> that folder (nested searches seem to work great everywhere else), it
> reverts to matching against my entire collection instead of a smaller
> subset of the folder.
> I have a Category/tag named Done for pictures which are completely
> tagged.  What I wanted to do was select all the photos in the folder
> that are *not* Done.  This does not appear to work as I expected.
> I know I can work around this by manually entering a date range or just
> sorting the images in reverse date order, but it would be nice (and
> consistent) if sub-selections of a folder would work.

Search for the tag first and then go select the folder. The search
seems to start from the whole image database and not to narrow down
the current selection. You could also configure the "Untagged Images"
feature to use your Done tag and thus you could select the untagged
images from main window (the main window "icons" narrow down the
current selection).

> Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug?

I would call this a feature as it is consistent for the search
function to always affect the whole database.

I would be happy if the search was to the current selection instead
the whole image database. Clicking the home button before the search
to achieve current functionality is easy enough but search to narrow
down current selection cannot be done with current implementation.


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