[Digikam-users] where do my tags go?
caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 18:16:02 BST 2009
2009/7/10 Tim Jenness <tim.jenness at gmail.com>:
>> > and I write the tags to my data files. With v0.9 I got tags of
>> > person/family/a etc but now the EXIF header only reports "tim" (and in
>> > the
>> > above example it would not distinguish "person/friend/tim" from
>> > "person/family/tim"). Looking around on the mailing list I see mention
>> > that
>> > digikam now uses a private "digiKam" XMP namespace for writing the true
>> > hierarchical tag and writes flat tags to the IPTC section. That's fine
>> > as
>> > well but I'd feel happier about it if
>> > 1. exiftool reported that it could find the digiKam namespace (or exiv2
>> > could). Can someone tell me how?
>> > 2. digikam itself reported the values when using the metadata tab. It
>> > reports the IPTC information that was written to the file such as
>> > copyright
>> > and the flattened tags, but the XMP section is blank.
>> digiKam supports XMP starting from 0.10.0 . That means that any XMP info
>> be added only for photos which were tagged in 0.10.0 (or later).
> Exactly. I'm using 0.10.0 and I use settings to make it synchronise tags to
> files. But whatever I do I can't get a file to report the digiKam XMP
> namespace, not even digiKam itself in the XMP tag.
To support XMP, you need Exiv2 >= 0.16
>> You could
>> also choose tool "Synchronise all images with database". But in your
>> I don't advise it - data written to images will be this improperly
> I feel kind of deflated with that statement. To say that I am no longer
> allowed to write tags to old files that were previously tagged in 0.9.x is
> to say that those files are now static and not allowed to change just
> because I installed better software. That seems wrong.
>> > given the ambiguity in my example above) [although I imagine that
>> > populating the LR XMP namespace would be more appropriate for Lightroom
>> > users]
>> Recent SVN versions are supporting LR XMP namespace.
> For export as well as import?
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