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Album sort order

Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:45 pm
Hello,

This is my first post. I'm somewhat new to Linux, and fairly new to DigiKam. Having said that, I really like DK partly because it's pretty intuitive. The one thing that's got me is sorting Albums. My albums are sorting in descending order, no matter what I do.

I went to View>Sort Albums, and check By folder. However, I can't find where you specify ascend/descend for Albums (or folders) The pictures within each folder sort as I want (Ascending by Date), but not the Albums. What am I missing? I'm hoping that there is some esoteric setting that I missed on setup.

Digikam is 4.12.0, and I'm on Mint 18.2.

Thanks,
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Re: Album sort order  Topic is solved

Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:31 pm
If you are referring to the Tree View, the sort order is changed by using the Up/Down arrow at the top of the panel.
http://paste.opensuse.org/view/raw/2cbb3fe2

You're using quite an old version of digikam, later versions have an group sorting order. (Unsure when it was introduced, I'm using 5.7.0)
http://paste.opensuse.org/view/raw/d90a36df


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Re: Album sort order

Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:09 am
Thank you for that. It's embarassingly obvious, now that I see it. I must have clicked it by mistake, and just never figured it out.

Yes, I noticed from visiting the DK website that my version is older. Result of installing from the built-in packages, I'm guessing. Is there an easy way to update software in Linux?

Just tonight, a recent update to Windows 10 on my laptop convinced it's time to drop Microsoft altogether. I also installed Mint, and then DK. Same version, but shockingly, it sorts the correct way.

Thanks again.
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Re: Album sort order

Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:37 pm
CelticDude wrote:Thank you for that. It's embarassingly obvious, now that I see it.


No problem... and I've had my share of the embarrassingly obvious too :)

Result of installing from the built-in packages, I'm guessing. Is there an easy way to update software in Linux?


Software update methods vary depending upon the package in question. I'm not familiar with Mint, but I believe it's a recent release. Using the "official" Mint packages then digikam will only update to a newer version when the (Mint) packagers decide to.

If you want to update digikam to the latest version, this https://www.askmetutorials.com/2017/09/ ... -1604.html guide shows how to.

The PPA method is probably the easiest way to go. That particular repository (ppa:philip5/extra) is maintained by one of the developers/contributors to digikam and as such can be regarded as quite "safe" to use.


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Re: Album sort order

Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Thanks again. The ppa link worked fine, and I now have version 5.5. It did leave the old version, but that was easy enough to remove.

 
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