[Digikam-users] Rename files on disk?

Jason Antman jason at jasonantman.com
Thu Jul 3 07:21:48 BST 2008


This is my first time using digikam. I read about & installed it a few 
weeks ago, in preparation for getting a new digital camera (Nikon D80, a 
bit worried about Linux compatibility). I'm running digikam 0.9.3 on 
OpenSuSE 10.3/KDE4.

I just took about 100 photos of things I'm going to be selling online. 
Not wanting to deal with the "dscnXXX" names, I added the directory in 
digikam as a new album, and proceeded to rename and rotate them as 
needed. Now... the names aren't there on disk, and the rotations aren't 
there either. I've looked through the docs and saw an option to export 
to CD/DVD, but no option to write all changes from the album to disk. 
I'm going to be using the images in web pages, and don't want any 
galleries to be automatically generated - I already have a script that 
handles that.

Thanks for any advice,

PS - I'm very wary about any program that keeps images in some hidden 
location, or just generates meta information in a database. Not only do 
I often need to do quick exports of a directory of images to disk, but I 
also need the images to be in finished state on disk (my albums are on 
remote shares, NFS or SSHFS/Fuse, and are also accessed through a web 

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