[Digikam-users] Keyword import

Daniel Seifert dseifert at gmx.de
Sun Sep 17 15:16:56 BST 2006


I want to import my iPhoto library into digikam. Most of the meta data
is stored in a file called AlbumData.xml and using the iphoto2 gem for
Ruby, I can extract this data quite nicely. So now I have a lot of
images and the data - how do I get this into digikam?

Using exiv2 to put the data into the IPTC/EXIF fields of the images is
possible, but when importing the images into digikam not all fields are
taken over. Especially the keywords section is not imported
automatically - but which I need to have this sorted into albums later.

I found
http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/digikam-users/2006-June/001642.html which
is basically the same problem. Two solutions are presented, one is to
access digikam's sqlite database (ugh) and the other to use digikam
0.9.x (I have 0.9.0 beta1).

I can't believe that every digikam user who starts using digikam has no
previous photos or spends days re-categorizing them, so I would suppose
that there is some way out there to properly import existing photos.
Direct import from iPhoto would be nice
(https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132353), but for now anything
(script, hidden commands, etc) that allows me to import images with
standard IPTC/EXIF fields (including comment, time and keyword) into
digikam would be highly appreciated.



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