[Digikam-users] People Tags - a practical question

Mick Sulley mick at sulley.info
Tue Feb 19 23:13:14 GMT 2013

So in my example I would have early pics with her tagged as Mary Jones, 
then married pics with her tagged Mary Jones and Mary Smith?

On 19/02/13 22:27, Simon Cropper 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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