[Digikam-users] digiKam 2.5.0: missing photos

Philip Jones pjduns at netscape.net
Tue Nov 26 23:51:15 GMT 2013


Having recently suffered from missing photos myself (see conversation below, Aleck and Marie-Noelle) I have found that the following changes have worked for me.  I use digikam 2.8 in Linux Mint 14 KDE edition.

In Settings|Configure Digikam I went to Album View and checked "show a count of items in Tree View" in the Folder View section.

This immediately showed me that the missing photos were in fact recognised by Digikam in some way but weren't being displayed.  So I trawled through the rest of the settings and more in hope than comprehension I found the section Editing Images.  In this I checked in the Main View section "Always show original image" and "Always show intermediate snapshot".

I'm not sure if both are needed (or why, really, because the results show up in the Album View rather than the Editor but , hey presto, my missing photos came back to me.

I'm not sure I'm following the correct procedure sending this message this way - and of course Aleck may have found his own solution by now - but I thought anyone with this problem may find this to work for them too.

Good luck.

Philip Jones

28.08.2013 06:05, Marie-Noëlle Augendre ?????:
>     On 27/08/13 20:05, Aleck Mueller wrote:
>         Hello
>         On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am going to use digiKam instead of
>         default Shotwell,
>         so I installed package digiKam and set up the root album at
>         first run
>         with a collection of photos already in it. Checking the result
>         of first
>         scanning of the collection I have found that 3 photos of 1205
>         are missed
>         in one of subalbums although ls shows they are there. I chose
>         one of them
>         for testing:
>         1) moved it to another directory, launched digiKam and imported it
>         again - without result;
>         2) purged and then installed package digiKam again - the same;
>         3) launched digiKam in terminal window - there were several
>         messages
>         complaining about *.mov files in albums but this one is jpg-file;
>         4) looked at the metadata of the chosen file by means of
>         console program
>         exif - they looked like normal.
>         What is wrong?
> There use to be a problem like that sometimes ago: some pictures could 
> never be recognized by Digikam whatever you do, and though they were 
> perfectly OK with other programs.
> I don't know if the problem still exists, but it was due to wrong 
> records left in the database and - at that time - the only possibility 
> was to remove them manually, or start with a new DB from scratch.
> Now there are some maintenance tools included in Digikam interface, 
> that might help to fix that issue.
> Marie-Noëlle
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