[Digikam-users] export of albums
caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Thu Jun 1 07:03:39 BST 2006
On Wednesday 31 May 2006 01:58 pm, Mikolaj Machowski wrote:
> Dnia środa, 31 maja 2006 10:59, Caulier Gilles napisał:
> > Le Mercredi 31 Mai 2006 12:53 AM, Mikolaj Machowski a écrit :
> > > Dnia wtorek, 30 maja 2006 23:06, Florian Ehinger napisał:
> > > > Hello
> > > >
> > > > * Is it possible to export some albums from the database including
> > > > the tags. This would be very nice for backups and to give certain
> > > > pictures or albums to other persons (computers).
> > >
> > > In 0.9svn version tags are stored as IPTC tags inside of images. So,
> > > even if you just copy images somewhere this info will be there.
> > yes, tags are saved in keyword IPTC tags but there are a main
> > restriction : IPTC only support ascii char ! take a care to use only
> > ASCII in tags labels.
> Major limitation. Maybe non-ascii chars could encoded as something like
> <U+hexvalue> and later reencoded as character? Even in programs not aware
> about that convention it could be understandable (although not very
no, IPTC is a normalization. If you do something like that, other
photomanagement programs can't read these informations.
The only way to solve IPTC limitations is to use XMP metadata. It's planed to
add XMP support into Exiv2 library in the future.
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