[Digikam-users] Re: Migrating from F-Spot to digiKam: how to import tags?

Rafael Coninck Teigão rcteigao at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 18:20:16 GMT 2010

It's SQlite, yes!

I tried using the migration tool, it didn't work, of course, since the
schema is different.

I also tried using the attached python script, but I don't know enough
python/sqlite to debug the error (I did manage to fix a few bugs,

This script is from

It would be really nice to have to tool to do it, since ubuntu 10.10
removed f-spot in favor of the somewhat incomplete shotwell.

Maybe someone can help me fix the script?


On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Gilles Caulier
<caulier.gilles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Which F-Spot database is ? SQlite ? If yes, and if we know the database
> schema, this can be done in digiKam DB migration tool introduced with 1.3.0
> version. Of course, source code need to be implemented.
> Gilles Caulier
> 2010/12/31 Rafael Coninck Teigão <rcteigao at gmail.com>
>> Hello, everyone.
>> First of all, I'd like to say that I'm really impressed by how
>> lightweight digiKam is and how fast it was able to import around 6k
>> photos I have.
>> Speaking of 6000 :-)... all my photos were managed by F-Spot, and all
>> of them are cataloged in tags such as: Places -> USA -> California ->
>> Carmel -> 17 ml rd. All these tags are stored in a photos.db file and
>> most of my photos also have multiple tags.
>> Is there a way for me to import these tags to digiKam? Is it possible
>> for them to keep nested, such as the example above?
>> Thanks a lot,
>> Rafael.
>> _______________________________________________
>> Digikam-users mailing list
>> Digikam-users at kde.org
>> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/digikam-users
> _______________________________________________
> Digikam-users mailing list
> Digikam-users at kde.org
> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/digikam-users
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: fspot_to_digikam.py
Type: application/octet-stream
Size: 6828 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/digikam-users/attachments/20101231/71c595ec/attachment.obj>

More information about the Digikam-users mailing list