Set­tings and pref­er­ences

If you don’t like it, change it!

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T he con­fig­urable pa­ram­e­ters on dark­table are split across dif­fer­ent tabs. You can change the look and feel of

dark­table, such as the width of the side pan­els, from the GUI op­tions tab. The core tab cov­ers the el­e­ments that af­fect the project’s op­er­a­tion such as the amount of mem­ory used for thumb­nails. You can sim­i­larly tweak var­i­ous other bits from the short­cuts, pre­sets and the ses­sions op­tions tabs. The user man­ual cov­ers all of the dif­fer­ent op­tions for each tab.

Like dark­table, DigiKam’s con­fig­u­ra­tion di­a­log is also split into dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories. The tool uses SQLite database by de­fault for stor­ing im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion such as meta­data and image thumb­nails, but you can al­ter­na­tively use MySQL, too. The doc­u­men­ta­tion also de­scribes the pro­ce­dure to mi­grate data from one to the other. You can change var­i­ous other set­tings such as how pre­views are dis­played, and even de­fine the im­port set­tings for your de­vices such as DSLRs.

Un­like dark­table and DigiKam, Fo­toxx’s pref­er­ences man­age­ment sys­tem comes across as a bit of a rank am­a­teur. You must click the Tools but­ton on the side­bar and then click User Set­tings for tweak­able pa­ram­e­ters re­lat­ing to the dis­play, sup­ported file types and so on.

Click Edit>Pref­er­ences to launch LightZone’s Pref­er­ences di­a­log. If you wish to use a com­mon copy­right mes­sage on all your edited im­ages, you can type it up in the copy­right tab and then add it to the meta­data of im­ages where you wish to use, with­out hav­ing to type it again. The tool also en­ables you to de­fine set­tings for sav­ing files, such as out­put for­mat and the colour pro­file.

The cat­e­gories pref­er­ences on DigiKam and dark­table are much bet­ter than the split across dif­fer­ent di­a­log boxes as with Fo­toxx.

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