[Digikam-users] Digikam file management

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 21:40:36 BST 2009

2009/7/29 Mikolaj Machowski <mikmach at wp.pl>:
> On Wednesday 29 July 2009 17:36:44 stefan at binaervarianz.de wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm a not-yet digikam user. There are some things about digikam which
>> I just can't get from the websites feature list. As building on OSX is
>> a bit time consuming, I'd like to ask about them here first.
>> As I tend to use my photos in other applications too, I need to have
>> them neatly organised on the filesystem. All tags, categories and
>> albums are nice features inside digicam, but how does this translate
>> to the 'outside'?
>> Does a move/copy inside digicam reflect on the filesystem?
> Yes.
>> Does a (auto-)rename reflect on the filesystem?
> Yes.
>> Can I copy the EXIF dates onto the file dates?
> Not yet.
>> Does Digikam keep track of multiple copys of the same file and does it
>> use symlinks to reduce disk space?
> No (symlinks aren't portable).
>> Can Digikam handle photos on external media?
> Yes..
>> Like with still
>> displaying a thumbnail and info, but asking for the hdd/dvd/cd for the
>> actual image file?
> ... and 'I don't know'. There are all necessary fundamentals (recent move to
> thumbnails database) but I am not sure if this feature was finalized.

Yes, it's not yet finalized, but all is ready to do it...


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