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

Tracer Bullet tracerbullet2000 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 06:30:23 GMT 2013


--- Comment #2 from Tracer Bullet <tracerbullet2000 at gmail.com> ---
Upon further investigation, I've re-confirmed the behavior.  When there are no
tags or captions or titles, adding those elements via IrfanView works fine --
Digikam sees them as such when it re-synchs the metadata. However, if Digikam
first adds a tag to that photo, subsequent keyword additions by IrfanView will
*not* show up as tags in Digikam. Likewise for captions and titles -- even
after re-synching the metadata, the caption and title shown are the previous
ones (written by Digikam), not the latest (written by IrfanView); it is this
(older and now obsolete) information that is shown under the thumbnail and in
the Caption/Tags pane (under the Description tab). Oddly, just as I found in
the case of tags, if I look at the IPTC tab of the Metadata pane, the updated
captions and titles are shown. 

So... I don't know what the problem is, but it's definitely there, and it's
far-ranging enough to affect captions, titles, and tags. In summary: if Digikam
makes a tag/caption/title first, then subsequent tags/captions/titles aren't
read/displayed correctly, even after re-synching.

(In reply to comment #1)
> After to have patched tags with another application, just resync digiKam
> database with image metadata info using right option from main menu. You can
> also use option from the bottom of Captions/tags panel from the right
> sidebar, or use Maintenance tool.
> Gilles Caulier

Thanks, Gilles. I had tried one of those (and have since tried the other two),
but it's not finding the added keywords, even after re-synching the metadata
(see above).

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