[Shotwell] Shotwell 0.7 plan
Tor Løvskogen Bollingmo
typografi at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 01:50:44 PDT 2010
> * Monitoring the library directory (i.e. the import directory the
> user chooses in the Preferences dialog) for added and removed files,
> which will be automatically added to or removed from the Shotwell
> library. The user will have a preference to enable or disable
> monitoring. Shotwell 0.7 will monitor only this single directory. In
> future releases we hope to be able to monitor multiple directories.
Will this spawn a Preference Dialog for Shotwell? Not having a Preference Dialog is great, less options, less complexity. Great.
> * Rating photos. The user will be able to assign any of the
> following ratings to each photo: unrated (the default), 1-5 stars, or
> Rejected (the lowest rating). You will be able to sort and/or filter by
> rating. By default, Shotwell will display all photos except rejected
> photos. In the browser view, we'll have a dropdown menu on the toolbar
> that will allow you to select a different filter, e.g. only 3 stars and
> higher. This will replace Shotwell's existing hidden/favorites
> mechanism. When you upgrade from 0.6 to 0.7, all previously hidden
> photos will become Rejected and all previously favorite photos will be
> assigned a rating of 5 stars. [http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/2233
Why have the hidden / rejected files in the library in the first place? Could the not just be removed? The 1-5 star rating is good for filtering, but having a "hide image" or "rejected images" inside the library sounds very strange. Do users quickly understand this? Is there a reason for not doing a simple "remove image" instead of hiding it?
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