[Digikam-users] Is there a tag tree uploader?

Peter Albrecht peter at crazymonkeys.de
Wed Nov 26 18:06:58 GMT 2014


I sometimes have the following problem (which could be used
for good in this case):

A friend sends me images, tagged according to his tag-tree.
By importing those images to digikam, the tags are
automatically read from the images' EXIF data and created in
the tag tree. (The problem in my case: I don't want those
foreign tags, since I have a different kind of sorting in my
tag tree.)

So, to export tags:
 1. Take a picture in your photocollection
 2. Assign all your tags to this one picture
 3. Write those metadata to the image's EXIF
 4. Send this picture (include the tag tree) to a friend

To import this tag tree:
 5. Just move this picture in your digikam collection folder
 6. All tags should get read and created in your digikam
    tag tree

I haven't tried, but I think it could work this way. At
least as a workaround until a real export/import function is


On 26.11.2014 10:11, eric wrote:
> Hello,
> I have think of it, but haven't the time.
> But I think, this is a great new skill for digikam :
> - ability to share tag trees with other (for exemple for species
> register ...some tags and their tree should be recover from external API
> - http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126438 see
> classification that can be retrieve here :
> http://lsid.tdwg.org/summary/urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126438).
> Gretings,
> Eric
> Le mardi 25 novembre 2014 à 23:48 -0200, Piter Dias a écrit :
>> Guys,
>> I just uploaded a huge tags tree to digiKam 4.5 by running several
>> MySQL scripts because I did not found a way to do it using digiKam. It
>> seems that I can only create one by one using the tag manager.
>> Isn't digiKam able upload a tags tree (from a file, for example)?
>> Is it something you guys would like to see IF I manage to add to the
>> Tag manager? 
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