[Digikam-devel] [Bug 136206] Losing tags after an move or rename of imagefiles

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Fri Jun 27 18:47:09 BST 2008

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------- Additional Comments From arnd.baecker web de  2008-06-27 19:47 -------
Attempt of an explanation:
Tags association is done within the digikam database. If you move/rename files
around outside of digikam, then there is no way (currently!)
for digikam to see how the moved/renamed file is connected with the original.
That's where the corresponding tag association is lost.

However, if you enable  in digikams configuration:
  MetaData: Save image tags as "Keyword" tags/", Save image captions as embedded     
  text, Save image rating as tags
then they are stored in the file and recovered after a move/rename.

Geolocation is different from these, as in 0.9.3 this is only stored in the
file and not in the database (as it will be/is with 0.10).

To move all the stuff to a different computer:
- either enable writing (as above)
- or copy all files, including the database itself.

A full solution would be to store a unique hash/id for each
image, which would allow to recognize images which are moved around, see

So shouldn't this bug here be considered as a duplicate of 125736?

Best, Arnd

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