Star ratings get lost when copying albums from one collection to another?

Tonio Kroeger tonio.kroeger1903 at
Tue Oct 31 12:59:06 GMT 2017

Hi all,

my first mail somehow may have sounded a little rude. To make it clear,
digikam is the greatest tool on earth! I enjoy it for more than ten years

Great job!



On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 2:05 PM, Andrey Goreev <aegoreev at> wrote:

> Hello Tonio
> Please specify the image format you use.
> Also what are your metadata read/write and sidecar settings ?
> using-setup.html#using-setup-metadata
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Tonio Kroeger <tonio.kroeger1903 at>
> Date: 2017-10-29 12:12 AM (GMT-07:00)
> To: digikam-users at
> Subject: Star ratings get lost when copying albums from one collection to
> another?
> Hi all,
> I have a collection on my local hard disk where all pictures come in from
> the camera. This is the place where I filter, prepare, tag and star rate my
> pictures. From time to time I copy albums from the local disk to a
> collection on a external usb-disk. This has been fine over years but now I
> realized I lost several months of star ratings!
> All star ratings just disappear when moving an album from the local hard
> disk to the external hard disk. I do this via digikam's move in the GUI. On
> the console I do not see any errors.
> I reproduced this behaviour with the app-image of 5.7 but I am sure it
> goes back several versions. I still use the sql-lite backend. My overall
> number of pictures is quit huge, > 300.000.
> I suspect a technical issue. On the other hand would it be a good idea to
> change my workflow?
> Thanks
> Tonio
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