[Digikam-users] Metadata

Anders Lund anders at alweb.dk
Sun Jun 30 07:06:09 BST 2013

On Lørdag den 29. juni 2013 19:31:46, Elle Stone wrote:
> On 6/29/13, Boudewijn <wankelwankel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Is Anders' goal reachable by turning off writing meta data to file while
> > actively tagging photos, then turn it on and sync the database to the
> > files? I
> > have not yet dared to try it out, fearing to lose tags in the process.
> > 
> > What I had in mind is:
> > - write metadata to database only (leave the files as they are)
> > - when I'm done, tick "write meta data to file"
> > - chose the option to sync the database
> > - walk away from my computer
> > 
> > The advantages seem to me:
> > - I can work on tags without being interrupted
> > - writing of tags might be more efficient, because each file (might) only
> > need
> > to be opened once (instead of for each tag I assign in a row)
> > - the actual writing of the tags is done at a time that I'm not waiting
> > for
> I'm not sure exactly what Ander's goals are, but you just described
> exactly what I do when I'm tagging. I go to the
> settings/configure/metadata panel and *un*check write to the image, or
> sidecar in my case. Then I tag. The tags are only written to the
> database. When I'm done tagging I re-enable writing to the sidecar
> files (the image files are all read-only) and sync the sidecars with
> the database. It's cumbersome and I wish there was an option to make
> it happen automatically, just as you described, so there was just one
> "sync now" button to push instead of disabling/re-enabling writing to
> the files.

Now that sounds perfect, the only missing thing is that it should be 
automatic, or at least the switch should be available in the main ui.


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