[Shotwell] possible tagging bugs (0.11.2)
dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Mon Sep 26 11:53:08 PDT 2011
On 26/09/2011 19:40, Eric Gregory wrote:
> [ ... ] Shotwell considers tags to be associated with photos, no the
> other way around -- for this reason it didn't make sense to use to let
> empty tags persist across Shotwell sessions.
I can see the logic but if you consider the situation where someone has
a clear idea on how they want to organise their tags anticipating
allocating them to batches of photos it does make sense. For example, I
may select 10 photos and wish to allocate a tag to them. But the tag
does not exist. To create the tag, in the place in the hierarchy that I
want it, I have to navigate to the appropriate place in the tag
structure and create the New tag, which will automatically unselect the
photos I wish to tag. I must then go back and reselect the photos I wish
to tag. A real life example might be where I take photos in several new
locations and wish to create location tags under a particular county. So
I create all the tags at once. As the tags do not persist across
sessions this means I need to do all my tagging in the current session.
> observation 2; create two tags, the 2nd tag being the same as the
> first one, but with information in brackets. e.g.
> testtag1 (test string1)
> assign photos to both tags. It doesn't matter if they are the same
> delete testtag1
> testtag1 (test string1) is also deleted.
> I can't replicate this bug. Is there something more that needs to be
> done to re-create this? Also, which version of Shotwell are you using?
I am seeing some rather alarming behavour with tagging at the moment and
I'm not sure why. Or whether shotwell has always being doing it and I've
only just noticed. I'm beginning to wonder if there's something odd that
I've unwittingly introduced into my configuration. I shall do a couple
more tests, and also see if it persists across reboots, and see if I can
get more concrete examples. This is shotwell 0.11.2.
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