It would be really nice to have a more file-manager like interface for managing photos. My collection currently contains > 80000 pictures in more than 2000 folders. I find that moving folders is quite difficult and time-consuming: find the folder to move, drag it, try to locate the target folder, hover over intermediate folders to open or close them, release the folder over the right spot.
I would very much prefer an interface like dolphin, where several views can be opened side-by-side (in one or several windows), and drag-and-drop is very easy. It also helps that shortcuts like Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V are supported.
Of course I could use dolphin, but then I would lose all tags stored in the database (as I understand it) . Also, digikam would have to recreate the thumbnails.
Could dolphin be integrated with digikam, so digikam gets notified on every file move and can update its database?
Do you tried table-view mode introduced in 3.2.0 release ?
I tried the table-view mode, but it doesn't help my usecase, Reason: the folder view is unchanged and still quite hard to navigate for drag and drop.
I have a custom import script that already sorts my photos into folders by date, so I mainly want to move folders inside digikam ("this folder belongs to 'family', this to 'work'"...), not individual images.
It would help if the interface was splittable, or if several views (windows) of digikam could be opened at once. Then one could move photos and folders between the different views, like in a file manager.
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This is still a usability problem for me on digikam 7.1.