[Digikam-users] Can digiKam write to Canon cr2 files?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 12:33:18 BST 2013

Hi all,

Raw metadata writting support is operated by Exiv2 in background. All
format supported are managed by Exiv2, not digiKam. As i remember,
only few TIFF/EP based raw format are supported, as NEF for ex.

Considerate this feature as experimental. It's disabled by default in digiKam.

Considerate XMP sidecar as the best universal alternative. Sure it's
add new file in your collection, but size are negligible compared to
image data.

Gilles Caulier

2013/8/27 Elle Stone <l.elle.stone at gmail.com>:
> Hmm, well, thanks all!
> I actually only do use sidecar files for all the reasons listed above,
> for jpegs as well as raw files. But I was testing digiKam 3.4 in a
> test database where I needed to write directly to the images. Writing
> to the raw files didn't seem to work, though I kinda thought it
> already did. So I was wondering whether anyone on the list might be
> writing to their raw files. That "experimental" feature has been there
> a long time.
> Anyway, I do let exiftool write directly to my raw files, have done so
> for years. But you all have given me reason to rethink even that. From
> now on I'll also save a completely untouched original raw and write
> only to a copy.
> Elle
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