[Digikam-users] Metadata settings when using XMP sidecar files

Marcel Wiesweg marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de
Sat Oct 27 14:57:08 BST 2012

> Is there any plan to change this behavior? Because not reading from
> the sidecar files seems to preclude keeping the sidecar files in synch
> with the database. Which pretty much makes the sidecar files useless
> to me (perhaps useful to someone else, though how/why I can't
> imagine).
> If this behavior is permanent and won't be changed very soon, is there
> some place in the code I can make an easy modification so that my own
> copy of digiKam writes to the sidecar file? I've compiled digiKam from
> source before.

You dont really need to change the source, just set the options as you need.
The initial question was why we have an option that you can switch off reading 
sidecars. You can do that, but you dont need to.

There are other options with "historic" background like the one which makes 
digikam ignore the Exif rotation of a picture. IMO as much needed as an option 
to ignore a sidecar file.

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