[Digikam-users] XMP Sidecar usage

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Tue Sep 20 18:02:36 BST 2011

Op 20-09-11 15:34, olivier.keshavjee at gmail.com schreef:
> Hi!
> I have a question about digikam and xmp sidecars files usage.
> In the options, i've chose "read metadata from xmp sidecars" and 
> "write to XMP sidecar only".
> In the metadata sidebar, I now have only the metadata I've modified 
> (including for files newly imported with Digikam importer).
> My questions:
> - Is this behavior normal?
> - Is there a way to update XMP sidecar files, from the image metadata 
> ? for the selected image(s) and/or for the whole database?
> - is there a way to copy the metadata from XMP sidecar to image file, 
> for example to give pictures to a friend? (Is that what "Image > write 
> metadata to image" does? Or does it write metadata in the medium 
> chosen in the options (in my case, only XMP sidecar) ?)
> Thanks for your help, I confess I'm a bit confused.
Sorry Olivier, I think we all are. The sidecar functions not always as 
expected. I think it is still under construction.
> By the way, I use Digikam 2.1.1
> Olivier
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