[Digikam-users] Hierarchical tags

David Kerber dkerber at miner.mst.edu
Sun Aug 15 00:17:35 BST 2010

Sebastian Schubert wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 .
What about in the Search window?

> 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.
That's what I was hoping to be able to do; thanks.


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