Printing is a big hole in digiKam's capabilities. There appears to be no option to print multiple images at once (much less N-per-page capabilities). The image view window can print a single image, but it requires the user to type in a print command. At this point in the development of the Linux desktop, we can do better than that.
The operative word here is appears:
unless features have been removed between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2, then
one can simply select multiple images in a given Album or Tag
view and click on
Wizard. After selecting the paper size and image size
(e.g., 4x6") then it automatically does the N-per-page layout
for you. Also, since it uses KDE's standard kprinter component,
you automatically get access to all the printer options for
paper quality, resolution, and what have you. I find it hard to
imagine how you could improve on digiKam's printing facilities -
what a shame that you never found them!
Similarly, batch rotating a bunch of images is just a matter of
selecting them and using the context menu. This works losslessly
for me - on FC3, I just had to
Also, the binary file (digiKam.db) is actually a SQLite database. Hence, it is dead easy to write scripts to manipulate the metadata (e.g., making a new tag that is an intersection or union of existing ones). If only digiKam would behave like f-spot in renaming modified photos then it would be perfect (well, maybe a way of exporting to BINS too - but I think I can script that myself if I find the time).
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