[Digikam-users] Returning to Digikam, a couple of questions about metadata etc.

cl at isbd.net cl at isbd.net
Mon Apr 21 19:16:37 BST 2014

I'm returning to using Digikam after quite a long absence.  I have
just installed Digikam 3.4.0 on my xubuntu 13.10 desktop machine.

My questions concern tags and other data (like title and caption).

Digikam seems to have found the existing data in my pictures and has
put it in its database.  That's fine.  However does Digikam keep data
in the picture files in step with what's in the its database from now

I.e. if I change the caption on a picture using Digikam will it also
change the caption in the corresponding picture file?

There used to be preference/configuration settings that set whether
this happened or not but I can't seem to see them now.

I want everything I change in Digikam to also be changed in the
picture files, unless I explicitly say otherwise.  So if Digikam
disappears off the face of the earth (heaven forbid) I will still have
all the changes I've laboriously done to captions, tags, etc.

Chris Green

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