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New snapshot

27 Mar 2005 22:00 +0000

KPhotoAlbum development is now freezing up, and getting ready for a 2.1 release, so please give the snapshot a try.
This is the full list of changes:

  • Added member group config to context menu of list select (which is the list boxes of the image property pages)
  • Added a jump-to-context button to the viewer, plus ensure keyboard focus would be better shown in the thumbnail view.
  • BUGFIX: When quiting KDE, KPhotoAlbum will asks if you want to save. This previously canceled logging out of KDE.
  • Use KDE's date formater to given better result in the datebar.
  • Added a survey, where I can get some feedback from the KPhotoAlbum users.
  • New images should be inserted sorted.
  • When new images are found, the datebar are now updated.

New snapshot

19 Jan 2005 23:00 +0000

I'm afraid I will be very busy at work the next month, so here is a snapshot for you to enjoy meanwhile. Included is speed optimization when scrolling large parts in the thumbnail view, plus the capability to drag out a selection in the date bar.

Perl module for manipulating the database contributed

16 Jan 2005 23:00 +0000

On the misc page you may find a perl module for manipulating the KPhotoAlbum database from perl.

New Snapshot available

01 Jan 2005 23:00 +0000

The snapshot from yesterday could in rare cases result in loss of information in the index.xml file, when sorting the images. Thus a new snapshot has been made.

Make this a warning always to back up your index.xml file, especially when using snapshots.

New Snapshot available - including the date bar

31 Dec 2004 23:00 +0000

Integrating the date bar in the application was way easier than I anticipated, so a new snapshot is now available which includes the date bar. The date bar both shows the statistics of your images, but may also be used for navigation, simply click on a date in the date bar, and you will be shown images from that date. This is what it looks like.

So far KPhotoAlbum have had no need for your images to be sorted, but the date bar works by far best if they are (Jumping to a given date will show all images from that date). KPhotoAlbum thus have a new function to aid you in ensuring that all your images have valid dates (which might be something as simple as 1998-2001). Once you have given all your images a valid date, use the sorting function from the Images menu to sort your images.

Previous versions showed the thumb nails of your images in folder of 100 images per folder, but for the date bar to work, all images are now shown in one folder. The previous setup was not by design, but simply because I couldn't figure out how to avoid loading all thumb nails at once. Now, fortunately I found out, so showing 10.000 thumb nails doesn't course your computer to load gigabytes of memory. Let me know if you have a very good reason for re-adding the folder view with each 100 images.

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