while importing a photo, F-spot should ask for overwrite or ignore for one or all photos

Bug #242418 reported by Cyrille Grosdemange on 2008-06-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
f-spot (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: f-spot

Actually, I import photos from my iPhone (Apple).
I use a special directory to stock my iPhone photos and I don't want to delete them from the iPhone. So importing photos with F-spot looks like a synchronisation...

When I try to import my photos, a few of them are already in the directory, so I have a message box from F-spot like :
Win32 IO returned ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS. Path /home/cyrille/Photos/iPhone/img_048.jpg
[ Erreur lors du transfert de fichier ] (french for : File transfer error)

and then, we can choose :
- retry (fail because the photo is still here...)
- ignore (I must do that for ALL the photos :/ )
- cancel (quit F-spot)

F-spot should REALLY allow us to :
- overwrite / overwrite all
- ignore / ignore all

because when you have for example, 250 photos already imported and you want to reimport them with 20 new photos (all the photos stocked in the device, without choosing which one you must import or not...), it takes a long time...

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for your report, that'd be nice to have, will look upstream thanks.

Changed in f-spot:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=539822

Changed in f-spot:
importance: Low → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in f-spot:
status: Unknown → New
Maxxer (lorenzo-milesi) wrote :

a longer trace (run f-spot --debug) would help a lot. by default f-spot doesn't overwrite existing files.
but I miss how you do: you copy your pics from iphone to a dir, and then import this dir in f-spot with copy checked, right?

Changed in f-spot:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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