[Digikam-users] Sharing database between Windows and Linux

Michael Klitgaard michael at klitgaard.dk
Tue Sep 11 13:52:57 BST 2012

Hello James,

I gave it a go again, and it seems to be working better. The main
thing I did was to create two thumbnails databases, one for the
Windows and one for the Linux machine. This seems to work. There
probadly is better ways to solve this, but that is over my mental
capacity right now.
I'm considering updating to two newer releases of Digikam, as there
some small differences in the feature sets of the two I'm running
rigth now. But I'm in the "don't fix it if it ain't broken" mental
state right now, perhaps if I get some spare time closer to christmas.


On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 1:51 AM, James R. Shipman <JimShip at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I also gave up trying.  My wife uses Picasa on windows and I use digikam on
> linux.  I set digikam to change the file mod date/time when it writes
> metadata.  This causes picasa to pick up the changes.  The main problem is
> that it is very difficult to get rid of a tag as each photo manager (digikam
> and picasa) maintain separate databases and each one wants to merge the
> photo data with its own database and write the result out to the image.  I
> finally solved this by shuting down picasa while I delete tags etc. in
> digikam; then shut down digikam and delete them again in picasa. then when I
> start digikam again the extra tags are now gone from both systems and the
> images.
> Jim Shipman
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