Managing lots of different images across various albums can be a nightmare. To manage your images by custom categories and across albums, digiKam provides thesystem. Tags categorize images and more than one tag can be assigned to an image.
For example, assume that you took several pictures of your friend, Joe, and distributed them across various albums. Now you are looking for an easy way to generate an overview of all pictures ever taken of Joe. Using digiKam's tags, proceed as follows for this scenario:
Joe. Provide an optional
icon and leave this dialog with .
Go to each album and tag all images showing Joe by right-clicking the image and selecting+ .
If you need to process a huge number of images, an easier way to do the tagging would be using thetab from the tab bar at the right edge of the main window. This interface allows you to assign tags to this image, enter an optional descriptive comment, and rate this image. When you are done with the first image, stay in this dialog, click , and proceed with all the other images of this album. When finished, click and to apply your settings. Proceed similarly with all other albums and images.
To retrieve all images in your entire collection that carry a certain
tag (in this case
Joe), proceed as follows:
Open thetab in the left tab bar.
As a result, all images in your entire collection carrying this tag are displayed.
Thein the rightmost edge of the main window limits the number of images displayed for the current album to those marked by the tag or tags selected here.