[Digikam-users] lost a lot of information about photo rating!!!

Alan Klughammer klughammer at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 16:37:55 BST 2011

I think the problem is not so much that you changed disks, as Digikam
doesn't know where the database file is. I always change the database
location to the same directory as my pictures (settings --> configure
digikam --> database settings) This way if I move my pictures folder to
a new drive, or even a different computer, all my tags and settings

Hope this helps.

On Sat, 2011-08-27 at 11:24 -0400, Rei Shinozuka wrote:

> In a related way, my single complaint with Digikam is that I've lost 
> tags several times in the past couple of years, namely every time i've 
> upgraded or changed disks.  Digikam recognizes that the UUID has changed 
> and all my tags are gone.  The images (RAW & jpg) and folders and such 
> are all there, which is the  most important thing--but any user data is 
> gone.   I won't use tags any more until I have a better understanding of 
> how to transfer tags across disk changes/replacements/upgrades.  I'd 
> rather it never looked at UUID, which I think of as a machine pointer, 
> as opposed to a handle with deliberate semantics (path or mountpoint).
> Thanks,
> -rei
> On 08/27/2011 09:51 AM, Samuel Ronayette wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I wanted to save the informations about my photos in digikam, especially the
> > rating I give to my favorite photos (1 to 5 stars), because I had bad
> > experience before (lost partly theses ratings)
> > I went to Tool -->  migrate database (sorry if its approximate translation - I
> > use digikam in french). Th computer did many things for some time. Then I had
> > to rebuild all the thumbnails.. then I lopst completely the rating I give to
> > every single photo in each of my albums..... !!!!! This is absolutely not what
> > I wanted to do!!! I can I retrieve everything?
> > And is giving a rating to my favorite photos the good way to manage and sort
> > them? or is there another way to do?
> > other related question:
> > How can I save properly this kind of information? (information about which
> > photos are my favorite photos, the rating I give to each)
> > And can this information be shared with other program, like gwenview?
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> >
> > Samuel
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