[Digikam-users] moving from Shotwell to Digikam
Henrique Santos Fernandes
sf.rique at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 02:22:43 BST 2015
I moved from shotwell, i can say digikam is much better if you are a power
If you are not, maybe you should stick with shotwell, it is much easier!
I dont know about those pairs, but i will describe what i did.
I was really easy to migrate.. the "problem" is that shotwell uses a folder
for organiazning albuns, Digikam can use many thinsg.. but most of the view
is called "Albums" that are just folder.
How i did:
- Started digikam and select the option to watch for new files.
- Create a Root Album called "Shotwell-legacy"
- Closed digikam
- Move all picture too this Folder called Shotwell-legacy
- Open Digikam, it is now making a huge scan.
- All PHOTOS metada was preserved, every VIDEO metadata was LOST because
shotwell does not save video metadata.
- You can ask for digikam to scan it again.
- Because shotwell didint handle duplicates very well, i suggest you to run
find duplicates on digikam (it creates signatures of pictures and compare
them, even with diferent names it works)
- After that i Started to organize my pictures in albuns, moving from
shotwell legacy to "[New Named Album]" So it was a litle better organized.
Any questions you may have, just ask!
You can do so much more using lables and face recognition (can improve a
lot yet, but is possible to use)
Hope that helps!
Em ter, 21 de jul de 2015 às 17:00, Kent Tenney <ktenney at gmail.com>
> I have the box checked, I shoot raw/jpeg pairs, as I
> understand, there are bugs in Shotwell regarding writing
> metadata to these pairs.
> Do you know if these issues effect Digikam's ability
> to manage the pairing correctly on import?
> Is this a process people are doing successfully?
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Alan Pater <alan.pater at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In Shotwell, under Edit > Preferences you will find the option to
> > Write tag and other metadata to the image files. Digikam will then
> > find and use those same tags and metadata.
> > On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Kent Tenney <ktenney at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Howdy,
> >> I have about 70k photos managed by Shotwell, lots of tagging.
> >> What about moving to Digikam without losing the work invested in
> >> Google doesn't have much to say about doing this ...
> >> Thanks,
> >> Kent
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