[Digikam-users] Digikam-users Digest, Vol 19, Issue 48

caseyfmail-linux at yahoo.ca caseyfmail-linux at yahoo.ca
Thu Dec 28 16:43:34 GMT 2006

Thanks for your tip, Marcel. I tried it with one directory as a test, and it


Alternatively, is it possible to delete a digiKam database or preferences file, and then re-import folders, instead of moving all my pictures around? If so, please tell me the

name and location of such file(s).



Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 15:21:20 +0100

From: Marcel Wiesweg <marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de>

Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Import fails to convert IPTC keywords to


To: digiKam - Digital Photo Management for the masses

    <digikam-users at kde.org>

Message-ID: <200612271521.21009.marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de>

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currently the IPTC keywords are only read from pictures that are newly 

imported into the database. That is, if your pictures were already in the db, 

there is currently the tool missing to do some batch operations reading 

metadata into the db. 

Workaround: Remove pictures, start digikam, close digikam, move back, start 

digikam. Disadvantage: comments, tags, rating from db is lost for these 


The other direction, db->metadata, works currently in the way that if you 

change tags (preferably with the right side bar, there is a bug for this), 

and the relevant configuration option is set, the tags are written to IPTC.


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