[Digikam-users] IPTC, EXIF, Kphotoalbum
caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Tue Oct 31 13:18:49 GMT 2006
Le Mardi 31 Octobre 2006 13:04, Thomas Hummel a écrit :
> I'm new to this list. I search hard for answers but I'm not sure I get
> everything right and feel I might use your help :
> My understanding is that :
> . EXIF tags are for technical picture info (focal, exposure, ...)
> . IPTC tags are more adequate to store comments or personnal info
> . digikam will be, through the soon-to-be-released Metadata Kipi
> plugin, able to write tags into IPTC tags fields in the picture file
> itself. Or maybe does it that already and the Metadata plugin is for a
> convenient way to edit them ?
yes, i working on. 90% completed. Look here :
> As well, would all digikam tags be
> writable into the picture file or just a subset ?
yes. current implementation do it (future 0.9.0 release planed to Christmast).
> . although able to write metadata into the picture file, digikam
> does have, I guess, for performance reason, its own "database"
yes, of course. to perform search.
> . does digikam automatically write those in-picture-file tags or
> does it store tags into its "database" only and flush them only when
> explicitly requested ?
both at the same time. A batch tool will be written to synchronise pictures
metadata with database, especially for picture already imported with digikam
With digikam 0.9.0, when you import a new picture in collection, IPTC tags are
parsed to create in database the right Rating/Tags/Comments/Date
> . concerning tagging : what's the difference with Kphotoalbum ? I
> mean is there some tag-oriented actions
> which are possible in one an
> not in another (or is it just a matter of how easily it is to perform
> those actions ?)
What do you mean by 'tag-oriented actions' exactly ?
Are you read the digiKAm handbook before to ask questions about tags ?
> Though Kphotoalbum seems to better suit my needs,
> I worry about it not
> writing tags into pictures (in the case of the need to step to another
> software - I wouldn't lose all the tagging work done). digikam,
> through IPTC tagging seem to produce more portable work.
Already done (:=)))
> Also, though digikam seem to leave my underlying file-system folder
> layout intact, when importing a directory which holds only
> sub-directories (and no pictures), it creates empty "Albums" named
> after those sub-directories : is there a way to avoid that ?
Do you mean the root director on album collection ?
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