[Digikam-users] digiKam 2.5.0: missing photos

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 22:37:50 GMT 2013


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Thanks in advance

Gilles Caulier

2013/11/27 Philip Jones <pjduns at netscape.net>:
> Hello,
> 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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