[Digikam-users] preserving metadata when moving a raw file from one DK to another

Erik Felthauser efelthauser at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 01:47:01 GMT 2013

two ideas:

1. you can enable Settings>configure digiKam>Metadata>If possible write
Metadata to RAW files (experimental)
doing this may require you to dis-enable the sidecar option, and then
selecting all your photos and doing an Image>Write Metadata to image

2. you could use exiv2 command line program (which is what digiKam uses
behind the scenes) to copy/write the metadata from your sidecar files to
the RAW files. I have not tried this, but I think something like this would
work. However, please test on a backup directory first, as I have not
actually tried this!!!!!!!!!):
change (cd) into your desired (testing) directory, then:
exiv2 -iX *.sr2

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM, jon piesing <jon33040 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been using XMP sidecars to move raw files with captions from one DK
> installation to another.
> It mostly worked (and got better as XMP bugs were fixed) but now it's
> getting worse again.
> DK ignores the caption in the XMP and instead inserts "Sony DSC" (these
> are Sony raw files).
> I guess it's reading a default caption Sony insert in the raw file in
> preference to the XMP file.
> Is there any way to get DK to ignore the caption in the RAW file?
> If not, is there any other way to move a RAW file with a caption from one
> instance of DK to another?
> Thanks
> Jon
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