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KimDaBa has been renamed to KPhotoAlbum

13 Jan 2006 23:00 +0000

Over the years I've learned that the casual user doesn't think he needs an image database (which was what KimDaBa meant). So hopefully a rename to KPhotoAlbum will help the user see the need for the application. Funny enough, KPhotoAlbum was my very very very first name for the application way before it went public.

Snapshot package available - Now with a new thumbnail viewer

11 Jan 2006 23:00 +0000


Over the Christmas holidays I got utterly annoyed by the thumbnail viewer - well it has been a pain in the back for a long time, because it had bugs I was unable to solve despite days of investigation, and because it did not allow me to configure the look and feel very well. Therefore I rewrote it from scratch.

The result is a much better looking thumbnail viewer, and as an added bonus, scrolling is now much faster than with the old one. In addition I stole an idea from Bibble wrt to resizing the thumbnails - now simple press the middle mouse button, and move it to resize the thumbnails.

Thumbnail screenshot Thumbnail screenshot

Initially I planned to throw away support for reordering images, but public demand made me change my mind. However, KPhotoAlbum will now ask for permission before doing the actual reordering, which hopefully will avoid that people get their images reordered by accident.

Finally, as an added bonus, it was now very simple to implement a request I've heard a few times, namely the possibility to specify if thumbnails show be shown with the newest one first or last. So I implemented that request ;-)

I created a new snapshot which you may find from the side bar, choose Download->snapshots.

Snapshot package available

27 Dec 2005 23:00 +0000

With the EXIF support in KPhotoAlbum, it is time to start the series of snapshots, you find the newest from the side bar, choose Download->snapshots.

Thanks to Marco Molteni for helping me get my scripts ready for producing snapshots

Searching for EXIF information

12 Dec 2005 23:00 +0000

OK, I did actually managed to pull this off - It is now possible to search for EXIF.

One Weekend and KPhotoAlbum is starting to support EXIF

27 Nov 2005 23:00 +0000

Exif screenshot

It's getting late so I'd better soon go to bed. I've been working non stop all weekend on getting KPhotoAlbum to show EXIF information. You can now do that in two different places. Either using the dialog you can see to the right, or in the viewer. From the Settings menu it is possible to specify which exif keywords to use for each of the locations.

Next I'd like to give it a shot of storring all the EXIF keywords for all images in a database (not in the index.xml file as it would explode from that, but rather some SQL database). With the information in a database, I'd like to develop a dialog where you may search for images based on exif information, something like saying "Shutter Speed should be fater than 1/125". Don't get your hopes too high yet, this is all dreaming on my part, afterall I have burnt my fingers once on databases and KPhotoAlbum. But I will give it a shot.

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