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Features in Graphics

Marcel Wiesweg committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/digikam:

Multiple selection for Comments&Tags right side bar

When more than one image is selected, comment, rating, date and tags are compared. If a value is different across pictures it will be marked in the UI (grey text). The user can change such a value for all pictures, or leave it untouched.

Additionally, there is a button "More" which allows a batch operation for the currently selected pictures, either Metadata->database or database->metadata (the latter only for multiple selection, for single selection this is equivalent to pressing the apply button).

Problems and pending tasks:
- test it
- the Image Properties tab currently still displays only the first picture. It needs to support a multiple-selection mode with at least the file system properties.
- the "More" button may clutter the UI, better implementations welcome
- in the navigate bar all four buttons are disabled. Perhaps hide them, but without making the whole layout jump (I didn't know how to do that)
- it would be nice if the number in "Editing 25 pictures" could be bold, but KSqueezedText does not allow rich text
- if a tag is added from IPTC metadata and newly created in DB, it is unchecked initially in ImageDescEditTab. Need to debug.
- metadata update notification currently always reloads if no changes are made, and does nothing if modified. For multiple selection more refined solutions are too complex. Perhaps it's ok like this.

File Changes

Modified 8 files
  • /trunk/extragear/graphics/digikam
  •   /digikam/albumiconview.cpp
  •   /digikam/albumiconview.h
  •   /digikam/digikamview.cpp
  •   /libs/imageproperties/imagedescedittab.cpp
  •   /libs/imageproperties/imagedescedittab.h
  •   /libs/imageproperties/imagepropertiessidebardb.cpp
  •   /libs/imageproperties/imagepropertiessidebardb.h
  •   /libs/imageproperties/navigatebartab.cpp
8 files changed in total