[Digikam-users] People Tags - a practical question

Elle Stone l.elle.stone at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 22:46:28 GMT 2013

Simon, that is a brilliant way to handle a difficult tagging problem!

On 2/19/13, Simon Cropper <simoncropper at fossworkflowguides.com> wrote:
> On 20/02/13 09:11, Mick Sulley wrote:
>> I am just starting to add people tags and immediately it raises a
>> practical question.  Many of the females have married and so changed
>> their names.  How do you guys deal with this?  My current thought is to
>> tag as Mary Smith(Jones), so Mary Jones is tagged as such until she gets
>> married, then I edit the tag to be Mary Smith(Jones) so she would then
>> have that tag on all pictures, past and future.
>> I guess this becomes a bit cumbersome when someone is married multiple
>> times, but luckily I don't have that problem, at least not at the
>> moment:)
>> Does anyone have any other suggestions?
>> Thanks
>> Mick
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> Personally I tag people by their maiden names so regardless of how many
> marriages they have you have a unique tag for that person.
> Once they get married however, create a new separate tag for their
> married name. So a woman that is married several times would have a
> maiden name tag that is consistent over her life and a married name tag
> for the period they are known by each subsequents husband's surname (if
> that is the cultural norm).
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