[KPhotoAlbum] Some thoughts for KPA 5.2

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Tue Dec 27 16:00:24 CET 2016


On Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:36:29 +0100, Andreas Schleth wrote:
> a) Annotation dialog:
> This is one of the best and central features of KPA.  I tried a quite few other photo tagging tools and always came back to KPA. Therefore I think, this central feature should be as polished as it can get:
>   - It should always start up either in full screen or at most in screen size.  Right now it always starts up in a size larger than my screen.
>   - Saving a layout should also save the (relative) sizes of all widgets including the preview image
>   - window layout should get a dedicated button at the lower left edge to ease accessibility
>   - In the latest version, sorting the tags by time seems to be a bit off - could this have a connection with saving the index file in a different way now?
>   - @Martin Füssel: as you are looking at the map interface: how about some method of mapping the places tag to a map feature?  Or a point and click map interface to create a new geo location?  I have a lot of old scans from slides ...

This reminds me of another annoyance with the annotation dialog.  The
three widgets at the top left are the three that are least useful (and
possibly most dangerous): label, date, and Use Fuzzy Date.

I have a few times inadvertently changed the name of many files
because I accidentally started typing something I intended as a
keyword into the label box.  I don't even want to think about what
setting the date implies.  And I don't know what Use Fuzzy Date even
means in this context.

These look like artifacts of the very similar search dialog, but
search and annotate are not the same thing.
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