[Digikam-users] Re: Importing metadata from excel to IPTC

Elle Stone l.elle.stone at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 16:07:34 BST 2011

Hi Olaf,

 As no-one has responded regarding digiKam (and I don't know about any
such digiKam functionality, which doesn't mean it doesn't exist), have
you thought about using exiftool? ExifTool can import and export from
.cvs files. And excel spreadsheet data can be saved in .cvs format.

I have never done this! So I can't give you specifics. The
functionality is relatively new. Here's the page link:


Look for the word "cvs" on the page. Also, the exiftool forum is very
friendly and helpful if you want to ask their advice.

Please practice on a test folder and make a backup of all your images
before proceeding with your main folder of images. ExifTool is very
powerful and like any command line tool, can quickly and efficiently
do awful things that you really didn't intend, but accidentally asked

Hope this might be of help.


On 4/6/11, Olaf Born | Born keywording <info at born-keywording.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> is it possible to import keywords and headlines from an excel spreadsheet to
> the corresponding image IPTC fields by digikam? It should be done by batch
> as it affects approximately 800 images. I would very much appreciate if it
> is easy - or at least easy to explain - as I have no experience in
> programming.
> Thanks a lot
> Olaf

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