[KPhotoAlbum] Exporting with symlinks

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Mon Jul 1 14:19:33 CEST 2013


On Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:59:00 -0400, Joe wrote:
> In another thread (that I didn't want to hijack),
> On Sunday 30 June 2013 18:49:49 Robert Krawitz wrote:
>
> -- snip --
> 9) Export the selection to a specified directory, using symlinks or
> copies as appropriate.
> -- snip --
>
> I'd like to hear more about exporting using symlinks. I see there's an
> option under File->Export, but I've never used it. I also don't know
> anything about .kim files (and probably don't need to for the purposes
> of this question.)
>
> What I do now is mark a bunch of pictures to use for something (like
> taking to the photo shop for prints) with a token.
> Then, I go back add a new keyword tag to all the pictures and delete the
> token.
>
> Next, I D&D the images into a folder in Dolphin and go from there.
>
> This is inconvenient because I use KPA full screen too, so I resize KPA,
> resize Dolphin (it's full screen too - on another desktop), move KPA to
> the desktop Dolphin is on so I can do the D&D. Then, I put all the
> windows back where they were. Conceptually, it's seriously gruesome, but
> it only takes a minute to do. (I do this because, last I tried it, using
> copy and paste didn't work on image selections. This may have been "fixed".)
>
> Aside from all of that, I usually end up having a bunch of duplicate
> images somewhere on my disk (outside of the KPA tree!) and using
> symlinks would be great. Exactly how does that work?

In the target export directory, it creates symlinks to the original image.
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