[Digikam-users] Interoperability with Darktable
hajo at hajo.net
Mon Oct 28 13:46:15 GMT 2013
My workflow stats with darktable to develop, choose keepers. Then to
Digikam for tagging/archiving and back to darktable for export.
For darktable to pick up the Digikam metadata, I remove the pics and add
the folder again. Hence they get re-read and carry the metadata.
Digikam has a function to re-read metadata from file but in my experience
doesn't pick up all the darktable-written data nicely. Hence I tag in
On Monday, October 28, 2013, Martin (KDE) wrote:
> Am 27.10.2013 19:29, schrieb Wolfgang Mader:
> > Hi all,
> > I have noticed that Digikam and Darktable have a slightly different way
> > writing out the xmp files. Is there anything I need to be aware of when
> > Digikam and Darktable together in my workflow? I am using star rating,
> > comments, geo location.
> Darktable by default will not reread xmp sidecar files. So if you change
> something in digikam (ratings, tags) darktable will not show it. I am
> not sure if darktable will overwrite all changes. I asked on the
> darktable developer list if this will change in near future and I was
> told that this (using darktable with digikam or simmilar) is not a
> workflow any of the developer is using an with this has a very low
> What is the way digikam handles changes in sidecar files from outside?
> > Thank you.
> > Best,
> > Wolfgang
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