A gallery dialog/dock item for Inkscape

Registered by Andrew on 2011-04-15

Sometimes when working on a project in Inkscape I find myself having to import items from one location quite frequently.

For example when I work on an application mockup, I often need to import icons, which are all in one directory. Currently I do this by having my file manager open, and dragging across the files, however this is not an optimal solution.

I propose for there to be a 'Gallery' dialog/dock item, that allows a user to select a directory to look at. Then a list of all files that can be imported in that directory should be shown, each with a thumbnail preview of that file.

Files should then be able to be imported by double clicking that item in the list, clicking the import button, or dragging over the item in the list onto the canvas.

A mockup of what this would look like can be seen here http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/images/Gallery_mockup.png

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
jazzynico
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Andrew
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Andrew
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Needs Code Review
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Andrew on 2011-04-20

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Great idea.
It will be nice if when we import an item, there is a possibility to configure it (with a panel for example).
---matteli 17/09/2011

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