I guess I’m used to Aperture and Lightroom where there is a filesystem view (let’s call that folders) and a collections/albums view…
In digikam, it appears that Albums = folders. When I manage albums, I am actually managing the file system itself. I am playing around with digikam and tried creating a new album and found that moving or copying images in albums actually modifies the file system itself.
Where in digikam is the ability to manage a set of images in an organizational structure that doesn’t change the file system? For example, in lightroom I currently manage my filesystem as yyyymm where all files are are stored in that structure. I then manage a view of the world with hierarchical collections where one image can live in many collections. For example, I could have one collection called ‘family vacation to the beach 2020’, and another collection called ‘best beach photos’.
Does digikam support such organization? I see there are hierarchical tags, but do I really need to tag every image, or is forced tagging the way that the digikam authors intend image organization to work?
If that’s the case, the authors should make it known and perhaps just relabel ‘albums’ to be ‘folders’.