[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 317611] New: XMP sidecar metadata not exported to flickr
saxindustries at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 16:21:24 GMT 2013
Bug ID: 317611
Summary: XMP sidecar metadata not exported to flickr
Platform: Archlinux Packages
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.
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.
The photo is uploaded without the original metadata (date taken, camera model),
but it does have the title/caption.
It'd be cool to upload all the original metadata.
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