Bug 231528

Summary: The first photo should not be automatically selected in icon-views
Product: digikam Reporter: Dotan Cohen <kde-2011.08>
Component: Albums-IconViewAssignee: Digikam Developers <digikam-bugs-null>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: caulier.gilles, kde-2011.08, matti-kdebugs, opensourcecat, pip.kde
Priority: NOR    
Version: 7.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Unlisted Binaries   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:

Description Dotan Cohen 2010-03-21 12:49:19 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 4.4.1)
Installed from:    Unspecified Linux

Digikam automatically selects the first photo when entering an album. This should not be the case. Note that Dolphin, which also has the + selector icons, does not automatically select the first file/folder.

When the user wants to select photos she clicks the + sign. The first photo in an Album is already selected, which means that it often gets deleted / tagged incorrectly.
Comment 1 caulier.gilles 2010-03-22 09:19:16 UTC
I agree. I remember to have been perturbated with selection of fisrt item in camera icon view.

Gilles Caulier
Comment 2 caulier.gilles 2011-12-12 20:21:07 UTC

This entry still valid with 2.4 release ?

Gilles Caulier
Comment 3 Dotan Cohen 2011-12-12 21:30:24 UTC
Yes, Gilles, I still notice the issue in Digikam 2.4.
Comment 4 Marcel Wiesweg 2011-12-25 11:24:29 UTC
I would agree that in the camera icon view, there need not be an initial selection. This can be switched off in code by modifying d->ensureInitialSelectedItem flag in DCategorizedView.
In the main icon view, this was implemented to match behavior which existed in digikam for a very long time (< version 0.6), and has a reason: Without an initial selection, most of the right sidebars would be greyed out; the user is welcomed by an application which is apparently non-functional until he finds out that he needs to click on a picture to make use of all the right-side sidebars.
Comment 5 caulier.gilles 2013-11-25 17:09:16 UTC
Following Marcel comment #4, i set this entry to Import component.

Gilles Caulier
Comment 6 Salvatore Brigaglia 2014-02-17 13:13:00 UTC
Hi Guys this appears to be still valid and in general digikam UI not only in import
digiKam 4.11.5
Comment 7 caulier.gilles 2016-11-29 11:13:15 UTC
Can you reproduce the problem using digiKam Linux AppImage bundle ? The last
bundle is available at this url:


Gilles Caulier
Comment 8 Maik Qualmann 2019-07-30 21:00:50 UTC
*** Bug 406280 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 caulier.gilles 2020-08-02 21:43:45 UTC
digiKam 7.0.0 stable release is now published:


We need a fresh feedback on this file using this version.

Best regards

Gilles Caulier
Comment 10 Paul 2020-08-03 08:10:53 UTC
(In reply to caulier.gilles from comment #9)

> We need a fresh feedback on this file using this version.

Using digiKam Version 7.0.0 I don't see any change in behaviour... When first entering an album the first image is still selected.

Is there now a setup option to control this behaviour? If there is I haven't been able to find it.

Best Regards, Paul