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import without copying

Asked by jpcote on 2008-12-06

Can I have image in the library without having to copy them in my ubuntu folder?
I'd like to tell digikam witch folder are part of my collection without copying them elsewhere. For exemple, I have for about 20 gig on an HD, I don't want him to copy them all in another folder like /home/jp/images/

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2008-12-06
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2008-12-07

Sadly, digikam doesn't provide an option to set multiple folders as its album collection. But don't worry, there's a workaround: you can link other folders to you album folder.
In the following example, I'm using /home/bob/bakabaka as the location of my image folder I want to link, and /home/bob/Pictures as the album folder used in digikam. In the console/terminal, type the following:

ln -s /home/bob/bakabaka/ /home/bob/Pictures/

This will create a symbolic link in your album folder. Now you can browse through the images in the first folder in digiKam.

Just in case you decide that you don't want it to show up anymore, you can always delete the link:

rm /home/bob/Pictures/bakabaka

This will delete the link, but leave the original folder intact.

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