[KPhotoAlbum] Can't import

Johannes Zarl-Zierl johannes at zarl-zierl.at
Mon Jul 18 20:59:01 CEST 2016

Hi David,

On Sonntag, 17. Juli 2016 21:53:16 CEST Dave Sill wrote:
> [...}
> Ah, thanks, Johannes. That makes sense. 

Glad I could help you ;-)

> I'm used to photo managers having
> an import function for extracting new photos from a camera or memory card.
> So kphotoalbum doesn't have such a feature?

No, kphotoalbum does not provide this.

If you want to have a device action "Import photos", you can add it manually.
To give you a starting point, something like this should work:

1. Create a shell script that does the import:
YEAR=$(date +%Y)
IMPORTDATE=$(date +%F)
# ask the user for a name:
IMPORTNAME=$(kdialog --title "Choose album name" --inputbox "Specify an album name:" "$IMPORTDATE" )
# copy the images from the memory card:

2. Make the script file executable:
chmod +x ~/bin/import-photos.sh

3. Add a device action in the kde settings[1]:
kcmshell5 solid-actions
-> Add  an appropriate action for your device and add the script you just created:
/path/to/bin/import-photos.sh "%f"


[1] https://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Solid/Device_Actions

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