[Shotwell] Auto Import Pictures into another directory format
jim at yorba.org
Fri Apr 30 11:34:58 PDT 2010
This is actually already ticketed: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1597.
I'll also add to the ticket some of your suggestions about naming the
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 8:55 PM, David Velazquez
<david.velazquez08 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently when importing pictures into shotwell and the "Copy files to
> Pictures photo library" button is checked it imports them and organizes them
> by year/month/day they are taken.
> Is it possible or might it be in the future to organize them in a user
> specific manner, for example, could it ask for a directory name rather than
> just assume a user wants it organized by the year/month/day they were taken.
> I organize my library by event rather than by date of event for example
> (Christmas 2005 rather than 2005/12/25). Following this thought, I wonder if
> it's possible to change the Events tab in Shotwell to organize them by
> actual event rather than date of it. I notice that the tab gets it's
> information from the metadata also (although not necessarily from how the
> directory structure is organized).
> To give a more clear vision of what I'm talking about:
> When a camera is connected or File -> Import from Folder is clicked Shotwell
> asks what we want it to import, much like it does now, and where to put it
> (under what label, lets say). It then performs its magic and grabs the
> "Event" name from the information entered when it originally asked what
> directory to put it in. This could, of course, be user editable. Would a
> preferences button work or am I just complicating things.
> I've always organized my images by hand as I said before, but it might just
> be time for me to get with the program :)
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