Browsing by tag sometimes shows items with alternative tag

Andrey Goreev aegoreev at
Tue Aug 8 14:45:08 BST 2017

Hello, Are you talking about JPEGs or RAW files? How do you write metadata - database only, sidecars only, jpeg files itselves only, everywhere? Do you use any other software for managing your pictures right now or have you used one in past?
If these are jpegs and you do write metadata in them you can try reading metadata pressing Ctrl Shift M in digikam or using another software (e.g. exiftool) and see if the word matching your tag A is written into any metadata fields of the files with tag B you mentioned below.I suspect that the keyword might show up in one of the following categories (exif, iptc, xmp, Microsoft)

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-------- Original message --------From: meku <digikam at> Date: 2017-08-08  7:10 AM  (GMT-07:00) To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source <digikam-users at> Subject: Re: Browsing by tag sometimes shows items with alternative tag 
Hi Mario,
Yes, disabling "Include Tag Sub-Tree" hides the unexpected items.
Tag B is not a child of Tag A and the unexpected items do not have Tag A or any of A's child tags.
I can work with mysql queries.
On 8 August 2017 at 22:55, Mario Frank <mafrank at> wrote:
Hi Meku,

can you check the following?

In menu View: is the option "include tag tree" (I do not know how it is

called exactly in the English version, I have the German one)

checked? If yes, images with subtags are also shown in the browser and

may have tag B.

Otherwise, do you have experience with MySQL queries?



Am 08.08.2017 um 14:46 schrieb meku:

> I am seeing some inconsistent behaviour when browsing items by Tags.


> Selecting a single tag (A) in the tree shows all items with tag (A)

> but also unrelated items with tag (B).  So far I have only discovered

> this happening for a few specific tags, but it continues happening

> after restarting Digikam.


> If I use the Search for tag (A) then it shows the expected results,

> it's only within the Tag browser that this issue is occurring.


> Using Digikam 5.7 appbundle with mysql.

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