[Digikam-users] Import from SD card with renaming and convert to lossless doesn't work as expected
robert at susmilch.com
Sun Jun 8 22:51:36 BST 2014
Hello all, looking for some advice or perhaps it's a bug.
Trying to import from my camera sd card into digiKam 4.0 compiled on
Fedora 20 x64. When I check rotate and convert to lossless tiff file,
it indeed converts to a tiff file, however it ends with a JPG
extension. Dolphin file manager claims it is a tiff file in properties,
and normal jpegs straight from the camera are jpg in file properties so
I believe it is converting the files.
I've tried using the rename rules to try to force a tiff extension, but
the rename rules are very poorly documented. I have searched high and
low and all I EVER find is the simple date example, nothing to explain
how to use things like [dir] or [file].
If I use batch queue manager to create a rotate and convert to tiff file
it does indeed add .tif and renames it as expected. However it calls it
a new image which is a new version of the same image (which I guess is
expected), any way to batch convert to lossless files, removing the
original jpg and keeping all the metadata like tags and such with the
new tiff or png?
And lastly I was trying to import into folder hierarchy like fspot (I
believe) such as yyyy/MM/dd/files... but digiKam won't let me use "/"
and the undocumented rename options don't help. Ended up using exiftool
to copy all the images into such a folder system and will sort it out in
digikam by syncing metadata from the images.
Appreciate any help,
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