Bug 158520 - wishlist sort thumbnails manually and rename images
Summary: wishlist sort thumbnails manually and rename images
Alias: None
Product: digikam
Classification: Applications
Component: Albums-ItemsSort (show other bugs)
Version: 0.9.3
Platform: openSUSE Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Digikam Developers
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-27 21:38 UTC by Albert Backer
Modified: 2022-02-20 08:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Version Fixed In: 6.0.0
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Description Albert Backer 2008-02-27 21:38:05 UTC
Version:           0.9.3 (using KDE 3.5.7)
Installed from:    SuSE RPMs

Currently digikam uses the lexical order of images to create a slide show. If you want to rearrange the order of the images, you have to manually rename selected images so that they form a new lexical sequence.
The batch rename feature does not help here, as it relies on the existing sort order for the new names.

Picasa - although not my prefered photo tool - partially offers this functionality. It allows the user to logically rearrange the sequence of the images in a folder via drag and drop and stores this sequence in an config file. Picasa also allows to batch rename these images. Unfortunately it only appends numbers without padding with zeros so that you do not get the expected lexical order.

I created a filter script as a hack, that takes the Picasa generated XML-file and generates a shell script that  renames the files lexically.

The best solution would of course be if digikam would be able to rearrange the images in thumbnail view and generated a file list that may be passed to an existing batch renamer.
Comment 1 Arnd Baecker 2008-02-27 23:26:51 UTC
This sounds very related to 
Albert, could you have a look there and decide whether your wish
may be considered a duplicate?

Many thanks, Arnd
Comment 2 Albert Backer 2008-02-28 00:18:18 UTC
Hi Arnd,

You are right. My idea is identical to the request in bug 91562.
Sorry, that I didn't find this by myself.


Arnd Baecker schrieb:
[bugs.kde.org quoted mail]
Comment 3 Arnd Baecker 2008-02-28 07:36:00 UTC

no problem at all - with 400+ open wishes it is easy to overlook one of them;-).
If you have any additional remarks, don't hesitate
to add them (and your votes) to the other wish.

Best, Arnd

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 91562 ***
Comment 4 caulier.gilles 2018-08-01 09:31:37 UTC
Git commit c6e92a02cfeebc86b60faad9442e780a7342abbf by Maik Qualmann.
Committed on 31/07/2018 at 19:46.
Pushed by mqualmann into branch 'master'.

fix and optimize manual sorting

M  +21   -13   core/app/items/digikamimageview.cpp
M  +0    -2    core/libs/database/coredb/coredb.cpp
M  +14   -2    core/libs/database/item/imageinfo.cpp
M  +1    -1    core/libs/database/item/imageinfo.h
M  +1    -1    core/libs/database/item/imageinfodata.h