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    zak89 NNTP User

    Default Adding a Remote Folder to Digikram


    I keep my digital photo and music collection (only about 80GB) on a
    Samba server in our home office. I like this setup because it allows all
    the computers on the home network to access our media easily, and gives
    me one directory to back up (rather than trying to keep track of what
    media was on what computer). On my openSUSE machine, I would like to be
    able to work with these remote folders via Digikram (or some other photo
    manager). While adding the folders to Digikram is easy, it tries to copy
    the entire collection to my local hard drive, rather than indexing them
    remotely. Is there anyway to get Digikram to use the directories as
    remote folders, rather than an import source?

    I particularly want to use Digikram because of it's ability to fine
    duplicate images. When I first undertook the mammoth task of combining
    our various digital photo collections, I ended up with a large amount of
    duplicate pictures. I don't know of any other photo manager that has
    this feature.

    Any hints? Ideally I want to get Digikram to play with my photos
    remotely; on the other hand I am willing to use another manager that
    does do so, but then I would need a separate solution for handling my
    duplicate images.


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    hcvv NNTP User

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    Pssst, it is spelled Digikam.


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  3. #3
    zak89 NNTP User

    Default Re: Adding a Remote Folder to Digikram


    I keep my digital photo and music collection (only about 80GB) on a
    Samba server in our home office. I like this setup because it allows all
    the computers on the home network to access our media easily, and gives
    me one directory to back up (rather than trying to keep track of what
    media was on what computer). On my openSUSE machine, I would like to be
    able to work with these remote folders via *Digikam* (or some other
    photo manager). While adding the folders to *Digikam* is easy, it tries
    to copy the entire collection to my local hard drive, rather than
    indexing them remotely. Is there anyway to get *Digikam* to use the
    directories as remote folders, rather than an import source?

    I particularly want to use *Digikam* because of it's ability to fine
    duplicate images. When I first undertook the mammoth task of combining
    our various digital photo collections, I ended up with a large amount of
    duplicate pictures. I don't know of any other photo manager that has
    this feature.

    Any hints? Ideally I want to get *Digikam* to play with my photos
    remotely; on the other hand I am willing to use another manager that
    does do so, but then I would need a separate solution for handling my
    duplicate images.

    Is that clearer?


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    hcvv NNTP User

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    I tried to draw your attention to the fact with as less fuss as
    possible. Can't help that you blow it up now. In the meantime that does
    not help you very much wich your problem. Anyone comes to the rescue???


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    hcvv NNTP User

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    I hope that you not think I am not trying to look into your problem
    itself. But as I am a noob in MS systems and thus never realy used SAMBA
    I am afraid I am of no use. When you had mounted the external data using
    NFS I do not think that Digikam would even notice this, it would see the
    files in there the same as local files. It seems that SAMBA shares (is
    that the right term?) are not seen as just files in the Linux file
    tree.

    Others may be more helpful here.


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    zak89 NNTP User

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    Sorry if I seemed rough. I'll admit it. I was embarrassed.

    Anyways, it appears that *Digikam* does support remote folders.
    However, I found it easier to mount my Samba shares onto my local
    filesystem. Works great for both Amarok and Digikam. So I'm a happy
    penguin.

    Thanks fro your concern and the timely spelling correction!


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    mckeeshop NNTP User

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    Hello,
    Digikam 9.4 in KDE 3.5.9 does not officially support remote folders
    such as NFS. The Digikam included with KDE 4 does support remote
    network shares, and also USB devices....I think.

    There was a workaround for KDE 3.5 versions that involved putting a
    symlink here or there.....

    mckeeshop


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