[Digikam-users] Rename files on disk?

Andi Clemens andi.clemens at gmx.net
Thu Jul 3 08:05:20 BST 2008

Have you renamed / rotated the files outside of digiKam?
If so please don't do this, renaming has to be done in digiKam (you can
rename a single file or batch rename a whole set) so that the database gets
updated correctly.
You can do all kind of file operation in digiKam's album view (copy, move,
rename, delete, create folder) so please always do those tasks inside of
If that is no solution, I might have misread your post. If so, please try to
explain again what happened.


Jason Antman wrote:

> Hi,
> 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,
> Jason
> 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
> interface).

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