[Digikam-users] digiKam and floating point tiffs and openexr files

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 21:52:05 GMT 2016

Can you share some EXR/TIFF images to test here please ?

Gilles Caulier

2016-01-01 2:49 GMT+01:00 Elle Stone <ellestone at ninedegreesbelow.com>:

> On 12/31/2015 06:59 PM, Gilles Caulier wrote:
>>              It would be nice if digiKam could be used to not only view
>>         but also
>>              catalog and tag such images.
>>         Cataloging/tagging, etc, is not a problem here. Metadata
>>         management is
>>         delegate to Exiv2, which support TIFF, but not OpenEXR as i
>>         know. In all
>>         case XMP side car is the solution here. Also, no problem with
>>         database
>>         with these kind of image formats.
>>     I put some sample files of various formats in a folder cataloged by
>>     digiKam, and refreshed the folder, and also closed and reopened
>> digiKam:
>>     The openexr file and the Krita KRA file both failed to show in
>> digiKam.
>>     The floating point tiff and the GIMP 2.9 XCF file both showed up,
>>     but without any actual image being displayed.
> Upon further experimenting, most exr files do show up in digiKam,
> completely with displayed thumbnail - I'm not sure why the first exr file
> didn't show up.
> Also 32-bit floating point tiffs that are saved with thumbnails also do
> show up in digiKam complete with thumbnails. I've been saving tiffs without
> thumbnails. Sigh.
> Elle
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