[Digikam-users] Can't write metadata to CR2 files under Windows

Mike1 absort-digikamnabble at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 27 19:21:52 BST 2014

I'm currently evaluating digiKam on Windows and am impressed by what has been
accomplished. The main problem I've encountered is that I can't persuade
digiKam to write metadata to RAW CR2 files.

My understanding is that:

1) digiKam can write to RAW files if the configuration setting is changed to
do so – which I have. I note that this feature is considered experimental.

2) digiKam uses Exiv2 to provide RAW metadata writing support [source:

3) Exiv2 has only supported writing to CR2 files since 23-Apr-2012, when
version 0.23 was released [source:  http://www.exiv2.org/whatsnew.html
<http://www.exiv2.org/whatsnew.html>  ]

4) since then, writing to CR2 files apparently works in digiKam under Linux
[source:  http://dev.exiv2.org/issues/show/0000635
<http://dev.exiv2.org/issues/show/0000635>  ]

5) Exiv2 (or at least a command line version of it) is available for Windows
[source:  http://www.exiv2.org/download.html
<http://www.exiv2.org/download.html>  ]

6) digiKam 3.4.0 has a build date of September 25, 2013, after the release
of Exif2 0.23

...so I guess that digiKam should be capable to writing to CR2, despite the
'experimental' tag.

Can anyone provide me with further information on why this isn't working /
when it will work / whether it will be resolved in the Windows port of
digiKam 4.0?

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