[Digikam-users] digiKam 2.5.0: missing photos

Aleck Mueller myuller.aleck at ya.ru
Mon Oct 28 06:20:12 GMT 2013

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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This message is a try to resume the discussion.
Now on another OS - Linux Mint 13 KDE - but with the same version of 
digiKam the problem has arisen again. Unfortunately, "start with a new 
DB from scratch" does not work.

In due time Simon Cropper experimented kindly with one such file 
provided by me. He found out the procedure:

exiv2 extract p1020398.jpg
exiv2 delete p1020398.jpg
exiv2 insert p1020398.jpg

gets the image appeared in digiKam and he suspected the file is somehow 

But command "cmp" shows about this procedure that the initial and final 
versions of the file are identical. Moreover "Reread Metadata" (the last 
item of the Album Menu marked with curved green arrow) results in 
disappearance the image again so it seems to me the problem concerned 
with database interaction.

The point of the problem is unstable behaviour of the program intended 
for professional use. I have about 0.2% of such files but absolutely 
uncertain about which new ones will fill up this collection.

If anybody is going to test this problem I am ready to send such file 
(there are three about 2 MB each) directly to his/her email.


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