[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 327391] New: Digikam doesn't seem to recognize tags created by external programs.

Tracer Bullet tracerbullet2000 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 04:08:05 GMT 2013


            Bug ID: 327391
           Summary: Digikam doesn't seem to recognize tags created by
                    external programs.
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Mint (Debian based)
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Tags
          Assignee: digikam-devel at kde.org
          Reporter: tracerbullet2000 at gmail.com

I can add a tag to a picture in Digikam and see it show up in the IPTC metadata
using IrfanView (on WINE).  If I add another keyword to the IPTC metadata using
IrfanView, Digikam will show that keyword in the IPTC metadata, but the keyword
shows up neither in the list of defined tags nor as one of the tags displayed
under the photo's thumbnail.  I have done this with Digikam closed, and I have
told Digikam to re-load the metadata -- but the added info still does not show
up as a tag.  This issue also occurs for files that have not been pre-tagged in

Is this a bug? I'm assuming Digikam stores tags as simple keyword values in the
IPTC metadata, and when I looked at the metadata in IrfanView, I saw no special
flags (such as a "digikam:" prefix). If this is the case, why isn't it
recognizing the tag created in IrfanView, even after telling Digikam to reload
the metadata?

(A little background: I am moving from Picasa to Digikam; I plan to add a
"PicasaStar" tag to each starred picture, so I can easily filter and re-tag the
photos in Digikam. I have a list of all starred photos (from reading in all the
.picasa.ini files. I haven't yet experimented with exiv for batch writing the
tag, but I'd expect that an IPTC editor is an IPTC editor and IrfanView would
be  reasonable test.)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a keyword to the IPTC metadata for a photo (I used IrfanView under
WINE). Digikam can be opened or closed.
2. View that photo in Digikam and reload the metadata. The added keyword will
be present under the listed IPTC metadata, but it will not show up as a tag.
(It appears neither in the list of defined tags nor below the thumbnail where
tags are displayed.)
Actual Results:  
The added IPTC keyword shows up in Digikam when viewing metadata (in exactly
the same fashion as Digikam-added tags do), but the added keyword doesn't show
up as a tag.

Expected Results:  
Digikam should see the keyword, recognize it as a tag, and then display the tag
in the list of tags, show it under the thumbnail, and allow filtering by that

I'm running Linux Mint 15 (with Cinnamon)

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