[Digikam-users] XMP Sidecar usage

Anders Stedtlund falolaf at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 09:30:44 BST 2011

And I tink this one must be considered:


2011/9/21 Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>:
> 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 :
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220545#c67
> Note : i will add an "experimental" annotation to xmp support options
> in Metadata settings dialog.
> Gilles Caulier
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