[Digikam-users] Digikam looses tags

Wolfgang Mader Wolfgang_Mader at brain-frog.de
Mon Oct 7 22:30:26 BST 2013

Hi again,

In the database digikam, the table Tags lists some but not all names of 
people, which used to be sub-tags of the standard tag People. I can show them 
when connecting to the database via sql command line. The strange thing is, 
that the tag People which up to now was always auto-created by Digikam is 

Those remaining tags have no icon 'Null' instead of a '0' which I guess 
indicates the standard icon, and they are not visible in Digikam. Pictures 
which used to be tagged by those tags simply have not tag any more, and if I 
filter the tag list, I end up with an empty one.

Letting Digikam search the collection for faces does not return a single on, 
and again, not even the standard tag 'Peoples' is created. The list of tags is 
just empty.

Does anyone has an idea what is going on here. Is there any kind of 
incompatibility between the tag database in Digikam 3.3 and 3.4? What should I 
do to get my database back in a state I can trust it?

I can re-tag all images, but if I do so, I would prefer to know, how I trashed 
my tags to not have to do it again.

Thank you for your help.

P.s.: I moved all my tag into one folder. If I get images from s.o. which are 
tagged already, I want to keep those tags separated from mine. Might this be 
an issue for Digikam?

On Monday, October 07, 2013 04:37:41 PM Wolfgang Mader wrote:
> Hi,
> this is Digikam 3.4 on Arch Linux. My collection keeps loosing tags. First I
> thought it I might be mistaken, but now I am sure, all tags on people are
> missing. This includes face tags and normal tags. This is the first time I
> start up Digikam 3.4, since it only landed this morning in Arch Linux
> repos. I had the feeling that even Digikam 3.3 was loosing tags, but there
> I am not sure.
> I am using a mysql database running on a server. Files are also stored
> remote. Nothing suspicious is going on on the server.
> Please excuse that I have not done a lot of research on the matter. But I
> am pretty concerned about this, and hence wanted to get this out early.
> Perhaps s.o. has a suggestion for me.
> Best,
> Wolfgang
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