[Digikam-users] Importing F-Spot tags to DigiKam

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 15:36:35 GMT 2007

On 17/01/07, Caulier Gilles <caulier.gilles at kdemail.net> wrote:
> Le mercredi 17 janvier 2007 16:04, Dotan Cohen a écrit:
> > On 17/01/07, Caulier Gilles <caulier.gilles at kdemail.net> wrote:> Le mardi
> > 16 janvier 2007 17:32, Dotan Cohen a écrit:> > I'm seriously considering
> > converting to DigiKam 0.9.0 from the> > wonderful F-Spot. It is paramount
> > that my 500+ tags on 8000+ images be> > imported from F-Spot. The tags are
> > currently stored in XMP format in> > the photos themselves, and in the
> > F-Spot sqlite database. What must I> > do to import the tags? The heiarchy
> > is not so important, as I can> > reproduce that fairly easily. Thanks in
> > advance.> >>> Well, digiKAm do not support yet XMP. All pictures metadata
> > are supported by> digiKam core using Exiv2 library. This library need to be
> > updated for that.> There is a wish in Exiv2 bugzilla about this subject :>>
> > http://dev.robotbattle.com/bugs/view.php?id=463>> Personally, i think than
> > XMP _must_ be supported by Exiv2 and digiKam. It very> important.>>
> > Actually digiKam/Exiv2 support IPTC/IIM metadata, witch are the old IPTC>
> > schema. XMP is the new IPTC schema designed by Adobe...>> If you want to
> > import your XMP info to digiKam, a solution is to write a> little script
> > witch use ExifTool to copy XMP informations to IPTC/IIM in you> pictures.>>
> > When you will start the first digiKam instance with your pictures, IPTC>
> > metadata will be parsed and the right digiKAm tags will be automaticly add
> > to> digiKam database.>> Regards>> Gilles Caulier
> > Thanks Gilles. Actually,
> > most of the pictures haveIPTC data as well,but it is not showing up as
> > tags. It does show up inMetadata->IPTC->Contact but in the wrong charset.
> > The IPTC data isHebrew stored in UTF-8 (as IPTC always is UTF-8), however
> > Digikamtries to display it as ISO-8859-8, which leads to me
> > seeingX-giberish-X-giberish-X. See the the 8th example on this
> > page:http://dotancohen.com/heb/encoding.phpIt's in Hebrew, but it's an
> > example of UTF-8 text being displayed as ISO-8859-8. I went looking for the
> > Digikam database but it's not in~/.kde/share/apps/digikam. Where is it? I
> > might just run a few querieson the sqlite database to inject the tags.
> > Dotan Cohen
> Yes, i know the problem. In fact the UTF-8 problem is know.
> IPTC UTF-8 support is not clear in IPTC/IIM spec. We have found a solution in
> this B.K.O report :
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132244
> It's not yet corrected in current implementation. I will try to do it before
> 0.9.1 release date.
> I will very interressed if you can post comments in this B.K.O file, for
> example, to attach some pictures with UTF8 IPTC char-set.
> Gilles

No problem. They'll be in Hebrew, but I'll make the photos images of
what the word should look like if it is displayed properly. I'm at the
university now, I'll get on it as soon as I get home.

Dotan Cohen


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