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    Default Any file manager provides easy access to text description?

    I have OpenSUSE 12.2, KDE. I am accumulating a large number of images (mostly jpg's, but some png's) which are mostly Creative-Commons-licensed. For each image I need to keep track of who needs to be credited, and which type of license I have it under. Ideally, the file manager (I use Dolphin, but could use another) would, when I right-click, offer me a free-text field in which I could record this data at the time I obtain the image. But I cannot find any way to do this with Dolphin (nor Konqueror nor Krusader), and instead I have to open the file with Gwenview and work thru submenus to add the information I need.

    I would appreciate knowing whether there's any file manager or add-on which I could use to readily record a few dozen characters of text information with a simple right-click. (btw, it would be immaterial whether this is in the EXIF field or elsewhere). From this old thread I infer that three years ago there was nothing available.

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    Default Re: Any file manager provides easy access to text description?

    why not just use the browse view in Gwenview and use the tag function (free text field) - not even a need to right click.

    edit: btw - in dolphin you could also right click > information > add tags (which gives you a free text field).

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    with Dolphin



    Gwenview



    and


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    In case you have a lot of JPEG file where you want to put the same information, it is of course not that clever to use a GUI interface at all. Such dumb work is typicaly to be done by a CLI command (in the batch when needed). Have a look at jhead (the package jhead is on the OSS repo).
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    Default Re: Any file manager provides easy access to text description?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    In case you have a lot of JPEG file where you want to put the same information, it is of course not that clever to use a GUI interface at all. Such dumb work is typicaly to be done by a CLI command (in the batch when needed). Have a look at jhead (the package jhead is on the OSS repo).
    This works fine when you have to add "License: Creative Commons" to all pics. As soon as the info to add can differ for each pic, I'd rather use a GUI, to be precise "what farcusz said"
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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
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    edit: btw - in dolphin you could also right click > information > add tags (which gives you a free text field).
    Yes, that's just what I want to do. How does one get Dolphin to do that? Mine doesn't offer those options As illustrated here (and the "configure" link at bottom only seems to relate to standard metadata fields such as image dimensions, not tags nor text)

    So if I could get my Dolphin to work like yours I think I'd have what I need.

    (Mass changes via command line won't work since each image has a unique credit, and there are several kinds of CC licenses)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rentpayer View Post
    Yes, that's just what I want to do. How does one get Dolphin to do that? Mine doesn't offer those options As illustrated here (and the "configure" link at bottom only seems to relate to standard metadata fields such as image dimensions, not tags nor text)

    So if I could get my Dolphin to work like yours I think I'd have what I need.

    (Mass changes via command line won't work since each image has a unique credit, and there are several kinds of CC licenses)
    what version of KDE are you using? When you click configure is there not an option to check either "comment" or "tag"?
    I'm using KDE 4.9.xx so I guess it is possible that this is a new feature that was added to the newer version of KDE.

    Even so, you can access exactly the same fields (comment or tag) in Gwenview with fewer clicks than Dolphin (as illustrated above).

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    KDE is 4.8.5. Looking at the instructions for upgrading to 4.9 I conclude that I might upgrade successfully, or otherwise. I don't see a way to edit tags from the browse function in Gwenview (2.8.5), perhaps it is using a KDE 4.9 capability? I think my best strategy is to muddle thru using the Gwenview plugin, then try again when OpenSUSE 12.3 is available. Thanks all the same for your advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    what version of KDE are you using? When you click configure is there not an option to check either "comment" or "tag"?
    I'm using KDE 4.9.xx so I guess it is possible that this is a new feature that was added to the newer version of KDE.

    Even so, you can access exactly the same fields (comment or tag) in Gwenview with fewer clicks than Dolphin (as illustrated above).

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    Default You need Nepomuk to get easy access to text description

    Browsing around elsewhere I found an indication here that Dolphin stores its tags and comments with Nepomuk. I had long ago disabled Nepomuk because it didn't seem to be doing anything useful to me (more about Nepomuk is here). I started it up about ten hours ago; it is still crunching along but Dolphin now offers me the tag and comment fields, just as farcusnz showed from his system. Thanks for showing me it is possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by rentpayer View Post
    KDE is 4.8.5. Looking at the instructions for upgrading to 4.9 I conclude that I might upgrade successfully, or otherwise. I don't see a way to edit tags from the browse function in Gwenview (2.8.5), perhaps it is using a KDE 4.9 capability? I think my best strategy is to muddle thru using the Gwenview plugin, then try again when OpenSUSE 12.3 is available. Thanks all the same for your advice.

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    Default Re: Any file manager provides easy access to text description?

    And when those comments are going into Nepomuk, they are not going into the JPEG files. And that last thing is what the OP asked for. Nice misunderstanding
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