[KPhotoAlbum] A few stacking issues

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Fri Feb 15 14:48:26 CET 2013


On Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:00:31 +0200, Miika Turkia wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:10:12 +0200, Miika Turkia wrote:
>>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 3 Feb 2013 13:27:37 +0800, Miika Turkia wrote:
>>>> Also, I'm finding autostacking not actually happening.  Perhaps because
>>>> I've turned off search for new photos at startup (for performance
>>>> reasons)?
>>>
>>> Yes, the autostacking is part of the new image finder. So if you want
>>> it to happen automatically, you must let KPA search for new images on
>>> startup.
>>
>> I think it should also stack when I manually run search for new images.
>> It doesn't make sense for this to only happen on startup.
>
> Yes, it should run on this case. And it currently works just fine for
> me (at least with version 4.4). However, I am quite certain it did not
> work 15 minutes ago for me.

It hasn't worked for at least a month or so for me (at least since
turning off automatic search for new images).

>>> About the tagging of stacks.. It is currently possible to tag the
>>> whole stack from thumbnail view. If you have a stack collapsed and
>>> selected, select Annotate Multiple Images. This will tag/annotate the
>>> whole stack. However, it is slower than using tokens and it would
>>> really be an improvement if one could do the this directly from the
>>> viewer. (My quick look into the sources did not reveal how to enable
>>> this on the viewer..I'll need to take another look when I have a bit
>>> more time.)
>>>
>>> In general, I think we have users who would like the tagging of a
>>> stack to affect the whole stack automatically but we also have users
>>> who wont it to affect only the top of the stack.
>>
>> That's understandable, and in some cases, I might want one behavior or
>> the other.  Perhaps a preference, or a hotkey to flip between one
>> behavior or the other (with the behavior being sticky across sessions)?
>
> I'll keep this in mind. For the tokens I even thought that lower case
> letter could stack the selected image, capital letter the whole stack.
> How does that sound? (I am not sure at all how easy these are to
> implement in the Viewer, but at least ability to annotate the whole
> stack from the viewer would speed up my workflow.)

That's not a bad idea.
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