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Every contact database program I know has a "nickname" field. Today I was thinking that I use the same values in that field for EXIF tags, and what I'd like to see is a plugin (or better, to see it coming out of the box) with a button on each person's contact record. The button would query Tracker, and then launch gthumb or the local equivalent to show images of that person. The button would not display if there were no such images.

Something like this (on Maemo, though the principle is the same for GNOME):


(It's interesting to consider whether the plugin should assemble the list and then pass it to gthumb, or whether gthumb should be extended so that it can be passed a switch to display all pictures known to Tracker with a given tag.)

Of course, Tracker also tracks things other than images, so you could also have buttons for wordprocessor documents, emails, and so on. I could do this (in a while, when I have some time); would any of you want it?

I would love it!

Date: 2011-01-25 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
For sure!!

Date: 2011-01-25 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It is not possible to add action button in the contact starter in fremantle with a plugin (unless you do crazy hack that introspect the GtkContainer and adds manually child to it).

However you can write a plugin that add a menu action in that dialog doing your stuff.

Xavier Claessens.

There's a brainstorm for that :)

Date: 2011-01-25 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
May I just be shameless and point you to an existing Maemo brainstorm that roughly covers this subject. I thought about it a while ago and, like you, came to the result that embedding the information in EXIF/XMP rather than relying on some kind of external database was the way to go.

However, I'm not sure that nickname+tag (tag meaning the kind of tags we use to descibe a picture in words, as we do on the N900) is the ideal solution. It relies on a nickname that may not be unique across the devices I use - or across several N900s owned by people who all know each other and have friends in common. It stores the nickname as a tag for everyone to read. Not all the nicknames I use are made for this. ;)

EXIF and XMP know other fields or allow for extensions. A contact database usually holds information that's really unique and not prone to spelling mistakes, such as an email address (or any instand-messaging-ID) Using, say, the MD5 hash of any mail address in such a non-visible field to associate the picture with the person would be unique enough to work even across several devices and for several users. It would keep people's privacy more than a readable nickname (the MD5 hash means nothing)... It's just an awful lot of work to implement.

Read here for the full brainstorm:

Date: 2011-01-25 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
+1 This would be a nice feature :D


Date: 2011-09-29 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
skRZHl Thank you very much! I took it for myself too. Will be useful!!...


Date: 2013-11-14 03:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
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Date: 2011-01-25 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It would be fabulous if it worked the other way around.
Contacts being available when geotagging/tagging photos. selecting people straight from the contact list when adding extra tags after taking a picture or from the image viewer.

Date: 2011-01-26 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yes pleas!

Date: 2011-01-26 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi that's nice, yes please


Date: 2011-09-29 08:57 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
gnqsQB I do`t regret that spent a few of minutes for reading. Write more often, surely'll come to read something new!...


Date: 2013-11-09 09:47 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
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Date: 2011-01-27 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That's a very cool idea, would really like to see this implemented


Date: 2013-11-09 03:24 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thanks for all those links! I shall have to check them out.Re: education in graneel, I have a lot of thoughts on this and hope to do a full post on this after I get my lecture notes for tomorrow written, grocery shopping done, important email written, etc. We'll see if I get to it today! Anyway, I agree with you about the false premise thing except that it's not really so false. Based on the numbers I've seen on income with vs. without a bachelor's degree, it seems that going to college really is a requirement for a middle-class (or even non-poverty) lifestyle. The problem is that there's this unspoken agreement, that if you do go to college you will get the middle-class lifestyle, and at twenty-two. That is a big part of the problem.I think your kids are lucky to have such a wise mum!


Date: 2011-09-29 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
oySAg0 Very amusing thoughts, well told, everything is in its place:D


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