[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 317611] New: XMP sidecar metadata not exported to flickr

John Regan saxindustries at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 16:21:24 GMT 2013


            Bug ID: 317611
           Summary: XMP sidecar metadata not exported to flickr
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Archlinux Packages
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: minor
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Metadata
          Assignee: digikam-devel at kde.org
          Reporter: saxindustries at gmail.com

I have digikam configured to write my metadata to XMP sidecar files only.

I shoot in RAW, then use digikam to import the RAW photo, edit/crop/etc, then
save a a JPG and upload to flickr.

I noticed that when I export to flickr, a lot of the original EXIF information
is lost - camera model and date taken being the two I immediately notice.
Additionally, if I choose the JPG version in the album viewer, and click the
Metadata tab, the EXIF tab is blank. I tried exporting to flickr with the "send
original" option as well as the "resize before uploading" option, both photos
are uploaded without EXIF information.

If I choose to write the metadata to the image instead, the original EXIF
information is present in the JPG version of the photo and everything displays
on flickr correctly, so I have a workaround. It'd be nice if the EXIF/XMP
information could somehow be uploaded along with the photo (I don't know if the
flickr API has a way to do that or not).

Additionally, if I add some kind of new data, like a title or caption, that is
uploaded to flickr correctly.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set Digikam to write metadata to XMP sidecar files only.
2. Import a RAW photo and save as JPG (I only tried "Save as", not "Save as new
3. Set a title or caption.
4. Export to flickr.
Actual Results:  
The photo is uploaded without the original metadata (date taken, camera model),
but it does have the title/caption.

Expected Results:  
It'd be cool to upload all the original metadata.

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