[Digikam-users] how to NOT embed tag hierarchy in IPTC?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 21:02:47 BST 2008

2008/7/31 Lawrence Plug <ljp at dal.ca>:
> When sending an image to agencies and stock, I need only the
> individual tags, not the whole tag hierarchy, to be the IPTC
> keyword.
> For example, if i select only toronto, ontario, and canada in this
> hierarchy:
> places/canada/ontario/toronto
> .. I want 'toronto', 'ontario', and 'canada' to appear as
> individual IPTC keywords.
> Is there currently a way to do this??
> If not, I'll enter a feature request. When I use digikam now, a
> lot of editing of IPTC keywords outside digikam is required
> before submitting images. I could abandon hierarchical tags in
> digikam, but I don't want to do that as they are useful for
> organization.

Since digiKam 0.10.0 (KDE4) support XMP, we have a dedicated namespace
to host Tags Path. By this way iptc only store tags names as keywords,
like you want.

But it's not implemented in digiKam for KDE3, because it doesn't
support XMP (and there is no plan to do it)


Gilles Caulier

> Thanks
> Lawrence
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