[Digikam-users] Reading tags from XMP sidecar files

Gys van Zyl gysvanzyl at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 17:09:10 UTC 2011


I don't like that option. I principle I try not to touch my original files
in any way. That's why I like the sidecar file - metadata can be added
without modification to the original file.

In any event, I don't think its possible yet to write metadata to Canon raw
files.



On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 7:40 PM, sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>wrote:

> **
> I think you can use exiftool to put the metadata back into your picture and
> from there digikam can read it again.
>
> Rinus
>
> Op 26-08-11 18:14, Gys van Zyl schreef:
>
> I have that option checked, yes. I'm aware of the problem that when you
> check this option, all the "normal" exif info is temporarily unavailable.
> For me this is OK, if only I can get digikam to read and commit to the
> database what is in the xmp sidecar. I'm only trying to read the tags that I
> created and ratings that I assigned. These fields I can't even read with the
> single image read from xmp process.
>
>  BTW in the Captions and Tags sidebar, right at the bottom there is a
> "More" button that you can use to read metadata from all selected images. Or
> rather, I think that's what it's supposed to do, as this option also does
> not work for me.
>
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 7:04 PM, sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>wrote:
>
>> Op 26-08-11 17:58, Photonoxx schreef:
>>
>>  Have you check the option to read metadata from XMP side car files in the
>>> "Metadata tab" of Digikam settings ?
>>>
>>> One bad thing when I try this option, is Metadatas seems to be read from
>>> XMP side car file, but, as EXIF are not wrote in these files, the Exif
>>> orientation are not read, and a lot of picture doesn't have the right
>>> orientation, but metadata seems to be read from XMP file.
>>>
>>>
>>>  With that option set the results are here even worse than without.
>>
>> Rinus
>>
>>
>>> Le Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:27:01 +0200, Gys van Zyl <gysvanzyl at gmail.com> a
>>> écrit:
>>>
>>>  Hi Rinus,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the offer to help.
>>>>
>>>> I'm using digikam version 2.0 from Phillip's ppa on ubuntu 11.04.
>>>>
>>>> Writing to xmp sidecar definitely works. I can open the xmp file in a
>>>> text
>>>> editor and see the tags and rating that I created in digikam. The
>>>> problem
>>>> seems to be reading this information back from the xmp into the digikam
>>>> database.
>>>>
>>>> Gys
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 6:21 PM, sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
>>>> >wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  **
>>>>>
>>>>> Things might have been improved. I am going to do a test. Which version
>>>>> of
>>>>> digikam or you using?
>>>>>
>>>>> Rinus
>>>>>
>>>>> > XMP sidecar management is not yet fully complete. It's possible that>
>>>>> my implementation do not support it or a bug appear.>> Look like my message
>>>>> in relevant entry is clear :>>
>>>>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220545#c67>> Reading support must
>>>>> be fine, Writing support not yet.>> Gilles Caulier>> 2011/5/10 sleepless<
>>>>> sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl> <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
>>>>>
>>>>> >> If I do this:>>>> Settings ->  Configure Digikam ->  Metadata ->
>>>>>  metadata writing mode ->>> Write to XMP sidecar only>>>> and than:>>>>
>>>>> Tools ->  write metadata to all images>>>> Why do I not see consequently any
>>>>> XMP files alongside the image files?>>>> Or: How do I get my metadata in XMP
>>>>> files?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Op 26-08-11 16:54, Gys van Zyl schreef:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>>  I have folders where digikam wrote tags to xmp sidecar files for all
>>>>> image files. I subsequently created a new database and now I want to
>>>>> add
>>>>> these folders to digikam as a collection, with the expectation that the
>>>>> tags
>>>>> will be read from the sidecar files. However, this does not happen.
>>>>> Even
>>>>> when I use Image>Metadata>Import XMP... for a specific image, the tags
>>>>> are
>>>>> not read.
>>>>>
>>>>>  Is there a way to get the tags from the sidecar files into the digikam
>>>>> database?
>>>>>
>>>>>  Gys
>>>>>
>>>>>
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