[Digikam-users] IPTC usage

Gerhard Kulzer gerhard at kulzer.net
Fri Aug 17 08:25:34 BST 2007

Am Friday 17 August 2007 schrieb Jared Breland:
> I apologize if this is a rather basic question, but I'm a brand new digiKam
> user and I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how to make this work.
> I'm basically having two issues related to IPTC data.  I want to have
> certain default IPTC data applied to all images that I import into digiKam.
>  I thought that the Identity and Metadata settings options would do this,
> but it doesn't seem to have any effect.  I filled in all fields under
> Identity, and checked all options under Metadata (with the exception of the
> image ratings option, but when I create a new album and add photos none of
> this information is applied.  What am I doing wrong?  Am I just
> misunderstanding these options?

Did you set Settings->Metadata->IPTC actions  ?
What kind of image format are you using? Could that be the shwostopper?

> Second, I'd like to manually edit, modify IPTC data for certain photos.
> However, I cannot find any way to do this through digiKam.  I'm assuming
> I'm just overlooking something, but I've dug through everything I could
> think of several times.  Can anyone please tell me how to do this?  Or is
> it really not possible?

You need the kipi-plugins installed, then you find the editor under 
the 'Images' menu.


> Thanks!

Hakuna matata
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