[Digikam-users] XMP Sidecar usage

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 07:45:47 BST 2011

2011/9/20 sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
> 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.

yes, it is. I don't finalized soem parts with XMP side car support.

At least, import to database is implemented.

Writting is implemented.

moving, renaming, copying, sidecar with original file is NOT implemented.

This entry still open in bugzilla, look my comment :


Note : i will add an "experimental" annotation to xmp support options
in Metadata settings dialog.

Gilles Caulier

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