[Digikam-users] Tags and everything related to them

Veaceslav Munteanu veaceslav.munteanu90 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 12:45:20 BST 2014

On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Wolfgang Mader
<Wolfgang_Mader at brain-frog.de> wrote:
> On Friday 25 July 2014 14:32:47 Veaceslav Munteanu wrote:
>> Hello everybody.
>> I want to thank everybody who sent me pack of images to test. I really
>> called them nuke pack, because they really had everything in them:
>> legacy tags, duplicates and obsolete tags :D
>> Thanks to them I was able to reproduce a lot of issues and fix them all.
>> What I did:
>> 1. Fixed more than 3 different scenarios in which digiKam could not write
>> tags 2. Fixed IPTC being out of sync with XMP
>> 3. Fixed _Digikam_root_tag_ which appears in images tagged with old
>> version of digiKam
>> 4. Added extra deduplication when writing tags + logic to remove all
>> occurrences of _Digikam_root_tag_
>> 5. Tested all packs received from users: All images contain fresh
>> clean tags after read then write
>> 6. XMP sidecar files also tested: read then write will remove any
>> inconsistency 7. Fixed Tags Manager write option, which was broken
>> 8. Tested all 3 options to read and write metadata: from maintenance,
>> from menu and from tags manager
>> 9. Tested face tags and read/write on them
>> 10. If you have large collections, use Tags Manager write option, it
>> will only write tags and process will be much faster
> Hello Veaceslav,
> thank you for your work on this. This is great news! In order to remove all
> tags from already taged images, do you recommend to use Tags Manager (your
> point 10)?

Tags Manager use a specialized option from maintenance, which sync
only tags (without caption, rating, etc)

> Do you still need more images. I can prepare a set next week (I am right now
> away from my images).

yes, you can always send me packs of image which create problems on
your machine.

WARNING: Please call read tags before calling write tags. digiKam now
simply delete everything before setting tags from database.

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