[Digikam-users] Transfer pics from one pc to another, tags too??

Gerhard Kulzer gerhard at kulzer.net
Wed Jul 20 07:36:15 BST 2005

Have you any means to look into the new digikam.db, for example with sqlite or 
knoda? Then you'll be able to see if the tags are there. 

Start digikam from a terminal, maybe it gives you a hint of what is going 


Am Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2005 07.23 schrieb Ken Walker:
> Renchi Raju wrote:
> >On Sat, 16 Jul 2005, Ken Walker wrote:
> >>I have set up a new pc and I am in the process of transfering all my
> >>stuff to it.
> >>
> >>The old pc, where I was running digikam 0.7.3-beta2, kipi 0.1.1 on
> >>Mandrake 10.1/kde 3.4.1, is connected on my little lan to my new pc with
> >>runs debian sarge, digikam 0.7.2, same kipi, kde 3.3.2
> >>
> >>I have my old pic folder on the mandrake box shared using nfs.
> >>
> >>On the new pc, I ran import and imported all of the images.  They seem
> >>to have come across just fine, but my tags didn't.  Is there a way?
> >
> >it might have been better to copy the folders manually onto the new
> >machine. the tags and other metadata are stored in digikam.db file in the
> >toplevel directory. what you could try is copying over this file to the
> >new machine (assuming your directory structure is the same as in the old
> >machine).
> I have tried it both ways and the result is the same, I get the photos
> in their folders but no tags . ..  not sure what I am doing wrong, but
> the old install on the old computer is still sitting here beside the new
> one so I figure there must be a way . .

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