[Digikam-devel] Bug#569498: digikam: Database screwup, albums no longer match what's on disk

Mark Purcell msp at debian.org
Wed Mar 31 22:00:39 BST 2010

On Friday 12 February 2010 09:15:11 Helge Hafting wrote:
> I have used digikam for many years, to view and tag my photos. After not using it for a while,
> I had problems starting digikam. An upgrade to 2:1.1.0-1 fixed that.
> But then digikam surprisingly asked me where my albums was, as if the old info was forgotten.
> It spent a long time reading the disk. Well, that has happened with upgrades before.


Sorry to hear that digikam isn't working too well for you.

First thing I would recommend is to backup your existing albums as is to DVD or some other high density storage.

> At first things looked normal, old tagged images still have their tags. Good.
> But the albums themselves doesn't work too well.
> I open the view for "september 2009" for example. And I see lots of albums, many which are
> from 2008 or 2007 or 2005.  Strange. Well, looking at the filesystem, the date on the directories
> are indeed in september 2009. That didn't bother digikam before, though. Yes, I may have
> modified some files in those directories, with a new improved raw converter. Still, it'd be nice 
> to fix this in some way. The files have correct dates in EXIF. 
> Much worse: Albums comes up *empty* when I try to view them. This is wrong - the files
> are there and xloadimage will display them. Currently I can't use digikam as a viewer.
> I'll try reverting to older versions, but vorry about loosing my many tags.

There is a re-read meta data from images option, which can be used to get your database back into sync, available under the Albums menu.

I would also recommend you check your Collections Settings, under the configure digikam menu.

I would also recommend you check with upstream support as they maywell have some better advice:

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