[Digikam-devel] [Bug 139313] utf-8 image comments are mangled when input from image editor

Andras HORVATH andras.horvath at cern.ch
Mon Jan 1 15:26:57 CET 2007


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------- Additional Comments From andras.horvath cern ch  2007-01-01 15:26 -------
Okay, I've found a way to reproduce this reliably (although I was wrong about the double encoding, it's plain old UTF-8 displayed as ASCII/Latin-1):

1. open up pic with existing comment (set by Digikam or anything else) in Image Editor
2. select a region, click on Crop, click on Save
3. close the IE window
4. run 'exiv2 -p c' (or jhead) on the picture file and observe the mangled comment

After point 3, the Metadata sidebar shows that the Exif UserComment field is empty and that the comment field is removed from the IPTC header.

In addition, I've observed the following: 

1. open up pic with existing comment (set by Digikam or anything else) in Image Editor
2. delete the comment using the Comments/Tags sidebar (by clearing the Comments field).
3. Close Image Editor
4. run 'exiv2 -p c' (or jhead) on the picture file and observe that it still has the old comment. The Metadata sidebar agrees.

I hope this helps. Thanks for the quick reply and please let me know if you need any more data.


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