[Digikam-users] Hierarchical tags, renaming dirs (was: Digikam and KPhotoAlbum)

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Fri Dec 22 17:26:50 GMT 2006

Hi Michael,

On Fri, 22 Dec 2006, Michael Gerdau wrote:

> Hi list !
> Thanks to all that responded to my earlier mails and helped me
> understand digikam a little better.
> Meanwhile I played with it a bit more and have come across these:
> - I would like to be able to move tags in my tag hierarchie. Of
>   course I could create them new at the desired position but then
>   I would have to retag all images involved (which could be a PITA
>   as long as tagging multiple images at once is not supported)
>   Is moving tags possible and how ?

yes - just move them with the mouse ;-)
(Only for the tag-filters view this does not seem to work,
at least with a svn check-out of 2-3 days ago).

> - while adding some more pictures to the collection I renamed some
>   of the albums (directories) inside the filesystem (as a result of
>   revising my naming scheme).
>   As a consequence I lost tags and scores for almost all images
>   involved. Only very few images kept their tags but I have not
>   yet understood why.
>   Is there a way to keep tags and scores (etc.) when renaming
>   directories and how ?

You will have to move directories from within digikam.
Otherwise digikam will (on restart) remove the pictures, which are
not present anymore, from its database and add the
the pictures from the new directory to its database.
As long as the tags/ratings etc. are not stored within the pictures
themselves you will loose that information.
((So storing in the IPTC tags should work, but I have not
tested this myself)).

Hope this helps,


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