[Digikam-users] What is being/will be done about the tags management problem?

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Tue Feb 19 17:38:20 GMT 2013

On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:25:08 -0500
Elle Stone wrote:

> There is also the problem of keeping the database synchronized with
> the sidecar metadata, if someone chooses to only write metadata to a
> sidecar rather than risk writing to the image metadata:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=309058

I don't mean to sink any ships here, but isn't this problem related to
which programs support which metadata?

There are various types, metadata which is widely known about and
supported for editing in multiple programs and there is private metadata
which is only understood in one program (or maybe two). Unless there is
a spec somewhere that defines the 'shared' metadata so that developers
can implement support for it in their software then this circle can't be

Isn't this exactly why sidecar files came about? A way of keeping data
associated with a file in such a way that programs that don't know
about it don't mess with it?


Brian Morrison

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