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Fspot out and digikam in.

Postby Redhorse on Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:57 am

Digikam is better to use then fspot.
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I think f-spot should stay

Postby niallabrown on Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:56 pm

Digikam is not making progress and as professional photographer it drives me crazy that is has no work flow. It's like trying to process your photos through a brick wall. F-spot is part of the new generation of photo editing software and although it has some minor bugs, it is already far more useful.
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Postby hairy_Palms on Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:12 pm

theres an arugement going on in the fiesty forum about digikam vs f-spot vs gthumb, im personally on the gthumb side of things, it has all the featurs f-spot has, doesnt fsck with your filesystem and ISNT a mono app, mono apps all cause huge cpu spikes on my PC seriously mono sucks.
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Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:35 pm

Stupid question: Why do you even need such apps? I setup my digicam so that it presents itself as disk drive when connected to my PC's. I connect it, GNOME or KDE tell me that there is a new disk drive, I open that new "drive", copy my photos, and voila, I'm done.

Seriously ... what's the purpose of f-spot, gthumb or digikam ... ?
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Postby clem on Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:20 pm

What Amarok is to your music, F-Spot want to be to your pictures. You can play an mp3 just by clicking on it, but Amarok is there if you want to browse an entire collection, search, sort, organize...

F-Spot is there to do the same for pictures.

Now, having said that.. I do the same as you. USB mass storage... open nautilus, copy to Home/Pictures and browse with Nautilus.

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Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:31 pm

clem wrote: F-Spot is there to do the same for pictures.
Hmmm .. OK, might make sense if you have zillions of pictures. But I use my filemanager for this, e.g. all my pictures of my summer holidays 2005 are in a folder "SummerHolidays2005", and so on, so I don't have any trouble at all finding what I want.

clem wrote: I do the same as you. USB mass storage... open nautilus, copy to Home/Pictures and browse with Nautilus.
Bingo, can't get easier than that :D
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Postby niallabrown on Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:58 am

Most people do have a "zillion pictures" these days. Besides F-Spot isn’t just about organizing photos they are working on developing a program like mac aperture with Loop, advanced real time tweaking controls (Digikams filters are crap) and a full screen dark room edit mode with thumb bar. Although it’s new, this program is going to be amazing, and is already better laid out than Digikam.
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Postby Fragadelic on Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:36 pm

I like digikam's printing features. In gnome, you need to get gnome-photo-printer to get the same function.

I'm also finding gnome to be quite memory hungry. I had to run my main Pc with only 512M ram for a week or so and it was painful. Never had that issue with KDE.

Mint is the first time I really used gnome for a long period of time and I'm not sure it is really for me. I prefer KDE and although I gave gnome a shot, it just doesn't feel like home.

F-spot hosed a few of my pictures as I transferred them as it locked up and corrupted the images on the server.
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Postby Fragadelic on Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:11 pm

I just installed gthumb and have been playing with it. It has a decent print interface and does all the important things fspot can do.

I'd dump mono altogether which also means getting rid of beagle. Beagle was the app that caused my memory usage to skyrocket when I only had 512M in the box so I got rid of it. I believe tomboy is also a mono app.

Mono is something we could all do without IMHO.

Gthumb instead of fspot
Get rid of Mono and all the apps that depend on it.

Thats my 2 cents!
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