image file iconic view

From: Paul Archer <>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 21:52:47 -0500 (CDT)
To: Prima mailing list <>

My goal in learning/using Prima is to write an image viewing/cataloging
application like ACDSee ( or Thumbsplus
( That might be biting off more than I can chew, but I'm
willing to try.
Anyway, can anyone (Dmitri?) give me some pointers on what widget(s) to use
to implement a file list/icon view like these programs have? (See for
an example of what I mean.)

And if anyone is interested in helping out, I could use the help. 8-) For
the record, what I want is a lot simpler in most ways than ACDSee or
ThumbsPlus. I want a tree view on the side, with an icon view in the main
pane. The icon view should show the thumbnail, filename, and optional data
like dimensions and keywords for each file/image in the current directory.
Clicking on a thumbnail should go to a full-screen view of that image. (Both
products do all that.) What I want to add is *good* support for IPTC
keywords (
with a solid, intuitive interface for adding keywords, and good search
functionality. Right now ThumbsPlus has good keyword search capabilities,
but neither program has a good method to add/manage keywords. I've already
written a command line program for manipulating keywords--but the right tool
for the right job means that since I'm manipulating graphics, I should use a
graphic interface.


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Received on Tue 04 Oct 2005 - 04:52:51 CEST

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