import new pictures
I would like dt to search on starting automaticaly for new pictures and import them. To reach this, an entry in the preferences would be necessary, where I can tell dt the location of my picture folders (like digicam does).
#1 Updated by Simon Spannagel about 7 years ago
I'm sorry but wo won't include something like this in the near future, most probably not at all. The reason is quite simple: it slows your application down a lot to always search through the filesystem for possible changes.
Even Shotwell (which is a "handy, clicky" photo organizer discussed quite some time before they agreed on implementing this.
I leave this open for some time, maybe somebody else wants to contribute something here.
#4 Updated by Edgar Scholz about 7 years ago
I found a way for automatically importing new pictures on starting darktable with almost no time loss. And the best of all: dt is already doing this :)
First of all I disable indexing, because this stuff only needs time for working and I don´t need it.
Second I set the preferences of dt to import folders recursively.
Third I shut down dt to store the changed preferences.
I start dt from a terminal with my picture folder: darktable $HOME/Bilder/Rohbilder
Now all new pictures in the sub- and the sub-subfolders are imported recursively and registered in library.db. I had a look into library.db and all seams to be OK.
Now I can exclude the pictures, I have marked as seen or changed before (I use colortags for this).
And what I see now, are all the new pictures.
I love darktable :)
If I try to import recursively from GUI, this also goes fine, but it cost a bunch of time, no plan why.
I think, this feature request can be marked as done. Thank You