Organization of images and KimDaBa files

KimDaBa uses all the images of a directory and all subdirectories below it, first time you start KimDaBa, you will be ask for the location of this directory, as can been see in . KimDaBa will not modify any images, so you do not have to be afraid of KimDaBa altering your images [1], actually if you do not trust KimDaBa, feel free to make all your images write protected - but as I said KimDaBa will not modify your images in any way, that is no rotation, no scaling, no changing colors,or anything are done to your images on disk, all these operations will be done in between reading the image from disk, and showing it on screen.

KimDaBa will save all its information in the file index.xml in your topmost image directory. This file is a simple XML file, so you can easily back it up using what ever tools you prefer, including normal backup utilities, copying the file to a floppy disk, or keeping revisions using CVS.

KimDaBa will remember where you told it your images was located, and reuse that in future use of KimDaBa. Should you ever want to load another database into KimDaBa (i.e. another directory three of images), then you may start it with the -c option. For example: kimdaba -c ~/MyMovies/index.xml



[1] The only destructive operation KimDaBa will perform towards your images is to delete individual images, if you ask it to from Edit|Delete Selected