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

Tonio Kroeger tonio.kroeger1903 at
Tue Oct 31 13:37:10 GMT 2017

I checked the rating check box under "Configure" -> "Metadata" ->
"Behavior" "Write this information to the Metadata"

For the first albums I moved the ratings are copied. I played around with
the checkbox as I did not really get what the actual idea is behind it.

Now ratings are lost again when moving albums no regard whether the ratings
checkbox is set or not.

I am lost. I will have another try s soon as I have new test data...

- Tonio

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 1:59 PM, Tonio Kroeger <tonio.kroeger1903 at>

> 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
> now.
> Great job!
> Thanks
> Tonio
> 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 ?
>> ing-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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