While reading through the posts here I learned a lot bout the new to me open source tools availabel for photographers.
Since my windows machine gave up I jumped into the deep waters of linux and open source software. After years of using Lightroom for DAM I now slowly start to come to grips with digiKam. However there are two things I still have to wrap my head around so that I can use it effectively and I hope some of you could give me hints to set my bearings straight
I am on opensuse tumbelweed with digikam 6.2.0
- exporting images to local hard drive
In my previous workflow I did all the necessary work with the images (sorting, tagging, development etc.) and then exported them as necessary. Either by using a plugin or by going through the export tab in lightroom where I could assign different parameters (size, quality, file type, “save to” location and so on).
The two possibility’s i found in digikam don’t really seem to work for me.
a. Export to local under the export tab does not allow to edit any settings
b. Using the batch processing tool allows me to save the images as a different file type and quality, but I can not save the images to a different location, other than the current database.
Any suggestions how to go about exporting images to the local hard drive in one smooth action?
- virtual collections
I really enjoyed this feature in lightroom and used it extensively. I suppose that the best way to do this in digiKam is by saved searches and tagging the images with a collection name?
But maybe I did not find the best approach to creating collections yet?
I appreciate any advise