[Digikam-users] digikam not showing Darwin Core metadata

Alan Pater alan.pater at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 15:58:19 GMT 2013

Agreed that adding DwC support to exiv2 would be the best of all possible
worlds. Is that possible to do with the information we have or is more

The DwC website is here: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2013/11/26 Alan Pater <alan.pater at gmail.com>:
> > Would it be necessary to get read/write support built into exiv2 in
> order to
> > allow digikam full access to this metadata?
> yes, it's definitively better.
> Exiv2 has a table of XMP namespace with contents and format of data. I
> personalty patch this table to add and update digiKam and kipi-plugins
> XMP namespace. Look here :
> http://dev.exiv2.org/projects/exiv2/repository/entry/trunk/src/properties.cpp#L181
> Note : as you can see DwC namespace is not present here... This will
> not mean that we cannot read and write tags in this namespace, but
> this want mean that client applications need to know this namespace
> contents to play with it.
> Gilles Caulier
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