[Digikam-users] DocumentName tag and autorotate when importing

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 14:14:44 BST 2010

2010/4/7 Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>:
> 2010/4/7 Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com>:
>> 2010/4/7 Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>:
>>> 2010/4/7 Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com>:
>>>> Hello!
>>>> I just saw one thing with the metadata added when importing and has
>>>> the auto rotate option activated. If the picture is rotated during
>>>> import the metadata tags DocumentName, ImageWidth and ImageLength is
>>>> added. For the pictures not rotated this tags is not added. Can
>>>> someone else verify this?
>>>> For me the DocumentName tag is really handy is it contains the
>>>> original filename before renamed during import and i would like to see
>>>> it added for all files imported.
>>> well, if file are not touched during import, metadata still as well...
>>> When autorotating is performed, metadata need to be adjusted (as image
>>> size). This is why DocumentName is added.
>> Ok!
>> But in my case the metadata is touched as i have a metadata template
>> added when importing, shouldn't the DocumentName tag be added in that
>> case?
> yes, it must.

Should i file a bug for this?

>> Anyhow as I wrote the DocumentName tag could be useful even if the
>> image is not rotated or changed and I think it should be added for all
>> pictures when importing/renaming or do I missunderstand the purpose of
>> the tag?
> Look DocumentName documentation there :
> http://www.awaresystems.be/imaging/tiff/tifftags/documentname.html
> Typically, it contain the original filename, after a post processing.
> Ex : RAW is demosaiced and saved to PNG. DocumentName is set to
> original Raw file name.
> This can be useful to set this tag to original file name when image
> file is renamed (in batch mode for ex.)

Just what i think to.

/ Jonas

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