Re: Subfolder for original versions
- From: Bill Moseley <moseley hank org>
- To: f-spot-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Subfolder for original versions
- Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 06:55:25 -0700
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 12:04:00PM +0200, Patrick Meyer wrote:
> The main idea of this subfolder thing is to be able to use other programs or
> means to view the pictures of a folder, and to avoid to see with those
> external programs or means the different versions of the pictures (which
> might produce a "boring" effect ;-) ).
When I read this the first time I wondered about the opposite: someone
else might want only the originals.
It's always bothered me a bit that the modified files get written to
the same place the photos are stored (and with a modified filename).
I would tend to use a separate directory tree or a .modified
directory. The thumbnails, after all, are not stored with the images
(yes, I realize they use the system thumbnail support).
Anyway, this is the kind of feature that I'd just write a script to
do -- just walk the photo directory and create hard links in a new
It would be slightly easier if the file name was not altered for
the modified files (easier to look in a different directory for a file
of the same name instead of some pattern matching on the file name).
Hum, does the "photo_versions" table track every photo change? I seem
to have more files with the name "Modified" than in the database.
sqlite> select * from photo_versions;
1842|2|Modified in GIMP Image Editor|file:///media/store/photos/2007/09/01/p1030923 (Modified in GIMP Image Editor).jpg|0
6758|3|Modified in GIMP Image Editor|file:///media/store/photos/2008/05/29/p1050651 (Modified in GIMP Image Editor).jpg|0
But, there's a lot more in my photos directory:
moseley bumby2:/media/store/photos$ find | grep -i modified
./2008/05/29/p1050651 (Modified in GIMP Image Editor).jpg
./2007/08/31/p1030834 (modified in gimp image editor).jpg
./2007/09/01/p1030923 (Modified in GIMP Image Editor).jpg
sqlite> select count(*) from photos where uri like '%modified%';
Perhaps I re-imported the images at one point.
moseley hank org
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