Rewriting the import tool

Development Redesign
Ansel inherits from Darktable its database backbone: the non-destructive editing histories are saved per-picture into an SQLite database, along with metadata and other user-defined data. Making the database aware of new pictures is done through “importing” pictures from a disk or a memory card. That’s where the import tool comes. Unfortunately, the Darktable importer is another thing that was butchered circa 2020 and turned into something deeply disconcerning, as it is a file browser that resembles no previously-known file browser, and manages to lack basic features (like Ctrl+F or EXIF preview) while still being bloated with useless ones (see below).

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