[Digikam-users] How do I restore comments (captions), titles and tags from digiKamdatabase?
sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Thu Sep 22 10:17:31 BST 2011
Op 22-09-11 10:55, sleepless schreef:
> Op 22-09-11 09:57, Larry schreef:
>> If I understand correctly, reread metadata from image is reading data
>> stored in EXIF in the Photo (JPG) file itself. In my case, I no longer
>> have the files that had the metadata written to,
Ok that road is closed.
>> but I have the
>> metadata in the database.
If you have the info in the db and it is still linked to the photo´s
(wich I think is impossible) but you can not write it to photo, you
should check Settings->configure digikam->metadata->metadata writing mode.
If that doesn´t help you can try Setting-.configure digikam->
collections, remove your collection and add it again, maybe the link
between photos and db info will be restored, but this is pure speculation.
Please keep me informed.
>> What happened in sequence was:
>> 1. Taking pictures whilst camera time settings are incorrect
>> 2. Transferring images (~1700) to dk album
>> 3. Transferring another copy of the images to a subfolder within dk
>> 4. Adding title, caption and tags to about 200 of the images. I did
>> not change file names or edited images, however I have rotated some of
>> the images
>> 5. Deciding to correct timestamps and messing things up
>> 6. Removed all images with messed up timestamps from dk album
> If you send them to trash from within dk they should the info should
> not exist in the db
>> 7. copied images from a backup (subfolder) to the dk album. Again -
>> file names didn't change.
> did you copy with filemanager and dk closed?
>> 8. Did image -> reread metadata from image to no avail
>> 9. Checked Database - my tags, titles and caption are in the database
> if the tags exist in the db can you confirm they are still linked to
> the pictures or is it just orphanaged info
>> question still remains - how do I get digikam to read metadata from
>> the database and assign it back to the images
> Did you ever explicitly write your tags to picture?
> Are your original pictures available from trash
>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:26 AM,
>> sleepless<sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl> wrote:
>>> Op 22-09-11 07:17, RaveNBlack schreef:
>>>> I had an album with over 1700 photos in there. I have tagged (titles,
>>>> captions and tags, some geotags) couple hundred of them when I noticed
>>>> my timestamps are incorrect (I forgot to adjust my cameras clock after
>>>> crossing several timezones). I attempted to correct this, but
>>>> messed my
>>>> timestamps even more. So I decided to start from scratch and have
>>>> overwritten my pictures with messed up timestamps with untempered
>>>> from a backup.
>>>> I did not change file names and I have not edited (except for rotating
>>>> several images) any of the pictures (no color correction or
>>>> anything). I
>>>> hoping that once I transfer images from the backup digikam will read
>>>> metadata from the database (SQLite) and reassign to the images as file
>>>> are the same, file sizes are the same, etc. but that is not the case.
>>>> How can I restore metadate from the database and assign it to the
>>> I copied a picture outside of dk. Changed in dk timestamps. Used
>>> nautilus to
>>> put the copy back in the open dk album. Image->reread metadata from
>>> Now I had my original timestamp back and the formerly assigned tags are
>>> still there.
>>> This can be done for a whole album: Album->reread metadata from images.
>>> Second try I copied the image back outside of dk with dk closed, and
>>> all was restored.
>>> For deeper investigation how you can solve if possible, I need more
>>> information what you did and what happened.
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