[Digikam-users] Archiving to cd/dvd but storing the metadata

Dennis Meulensteen dennis at meulensteen.nl
Sun Oct 29 13:54:38 GMT 2006

On Friday 27 October 2006 15:23, Peter Gustafson wrote:

What I do is generate smaller JPG versions of all my pictures (with EXIF) and 
then archive the raw files only. That way the Jpeg previews remain for 
digikam to index, and I save space by archiving the raw files. I wouldn't do 
it any other way. 


> Hi,
> Digikam is a great program... kudos to the authors.
> I'm wondering if there is a method to archive an album to cd/dvd, then
> store all the relevant info (that being tags, comments, thumbnails,
> perhaps all metadata) in the digikam database but remove the images from
> the hard drive.  In my attempts to archive and save disk space, digikam
> removes  the album from the database.
> Is there a way to define a location where metadata is not removed from
> the database?  ie (/mnt/)  For example, when I search for the tag
> "birthday", will it show a thumbnail and a little info with a location
> and disk serial number?  Perhaps this is not yet available and I should
> submit a feature request?
> Thanks,
> Pete Gustafson
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