[Digikam-users] Hierarchical tags

Peter Shute pshute at nuw.org.au
Sat Aug 14 22:46:10 BST 2010

I wonder if it would be more flexible to tag unknown species as Bird/Unknown bird, rather than just Bird. Then you could search for all birds, or just for unknown birds.

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From: Sebastian Schubert <schubert.seb at googlemail.com>
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Sent: Sun Aug 15 04:22:23 2010
Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Hierarchical tags


On Saturday, 14. August 2010 17:47:53 David Kerber wrote:
> I have hierarchical tags, in this case a top-level tag Birds, and
> several sub-tags for different species, such as Cardinal, Chickadee,
> Woodpecker, etc.  I would have thought that if I assign a tag from a
> lower level (Cardinal, for example), that it would also find it under
> the upper level when I do a search, but that doesn't seem to be
> happening.  For example, if I assign just the tag "Cardinal" to an
> image, I would have though that a search for a "Birds" tag would also
> find the Cardinal image, but it doesn't seem to be doing so.  It
>  appears that I have to assign both the parent and the child tags for
>  it to be found in a search for the parent tag.

In the tag filters window, do a right click -> Toggle Auto -> Children .

Now you have the wished behaviour. Also I recommend to tag only the 
lowest level possible tag. Eg use just "Birds" for the ones you don't 
the species. So you can find in this example the pictures you don't know 
species of.


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