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Feature #8805

In lightroom mode, file format hidden when thumbnail is square

Added by Marie-Noëlle Augendre almost 6 years ago.

Status:
Triaged
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Lighttable
Target version:
Start date:
06/28/2012
Due date:
% Done:

20%

Affected Version:
System:
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

In lighttable mode, the file format of the picture (CR2, TIFF, etc.) appears in the left top corner of the thumbnail. However, if the picture has been cropped to become a square, the file format is completely hidden behind the thumbnail and cannot be seen.

Digikam-config.jpg (32 KB) Marie-Noëlle Augendre, 06/28/2012 02:45 PM

Digikam-config-EN.jpg (23.2 KB) Marie-Noëlle Augendre, 06/28/2012 03:14 PM

History

#1 Updated by Simon Spannagel almost 6 years ago

hm, concerning the file format:
I don't think that's really important. I think it's mostly due to style to put it there, not really for information. Since when hoving the image you get the same information displayed in the "image information" module. I wouldn't like having a smaller thumbnail just to see the filename whenever I hover the image - and have wasted space otherwise...

/Simon

#2 Updated by Marie-Noëlle Augendre almost 6 years ago

It is certainly not the most practical thing to have to hover over every single picture to know its format, having one eye upon the thumbnail being hovered, the other on the side panel.

#3 Updated by Ivan Tarozzi almost 6 years ago

After a quick response in mailing list, I saw we have the same "problem" with portrait (vertical) images.

May be someone prefer big thumbnail, other prefer info at glance.

For example, some time I could prefer to have rating/reject info without hover images.

A possible solution could be a new key shortcut to switch through several view mode:
- thumbnail only
- thumbnail + label color and rating
- thumbnail + filename (raw type included) or file type only
- thumbnail + shot info

I saw this solution in other software and it seems good

#4 Updated by Simon Spannagel almost 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Status changed from New to Incomplete

Changing this to be a feature request.

Do you really think it is necessary to introduce a new parameter just for the layout of the lighttable thumbnails? I can imagine there are other functions out there you are longing for - and don't want to waste our rare developer's time on stuff like this...

Sorry if I offended anybody, I didn't intent to do so.
Leaving it open for more comments, closing it to "won't fix" if nothing new arises.

#5 Updated by Marie-Noëlle Augendre almost 6 years ago

I don't like shortcuts, as it is some more to remember; and the less you use it, the less you've chance to remember it when the need arises.
Why don't use a simple configuration set-up, as it is done in Digikam (see screen copy)? This way, every user can customize the display to his own need.
Please remember that Darktable GUI seem very abstruse to a lot of potential users: that's always the main (if not only) reason when one asks 'why not Darktable?'

#6 Updated by Simon Spannagel almost 6 years ago

@Marie-Noëlle Augendre:
[offtopic] If you run an application from the command line using "$ LANG=C darktable" or "$ LANG=C digikam" the app's UI language will be English and you can easily create screenshots so others don't have to translate... :-)

#7 Updated by Marie-Noëlle Augendre almost 6 years ago

Here is an EN version. But the content might be different in Darktable, as it doesn't necessarily manage the same information as Digikam; the idea is to propose the user to choose between the available information.

#8 Updated by Ivan Tarozzi almost 6 years ago

Simon Spannagel wrote:

Do you really think it is necessary to introduce a new parameter just for the layout of the lighttable thumbnails? I can imagine there are other functions out there you are longing for - and don't want to waste our rare developer's time on stuff like this...

I agree is not a priority feature and there are a lot of more interesting feature to be completed.

Sorry if I offended anybody, I didn't intent to do so.
Leaving it open for more comments, closing it to "won't fix" if nothing new arises.

I'm not offended :)
I think instead to close as "won't fix" could be leave open with minor priority, as point to remember if other requests will require some work on thumbnail, but just my opinion ;)

#9 Updated by Simon Spannagel almost 6 years ago

  • Priority changed from Medium to Low

seconded.

#10 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Future
  • Status changed from Incomplete to Triaged

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