[digiKam-users] Google Services plugin and missing metadata?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 22:08:28 GMT 2018


I'm not yet but i think GPhoto rule has changed about metadata imported
with file.

In all case, we will investiguate with new students while this summer to
port this tool to OAuth2 and look how the file transfert work as expected,
including metadata.


Gilles Caulier

2018-03-02 22:55 GMT+01:00 MarekZielinski <Marcus at zevax.com>:

> Hi,
> I am testing digiKam as a replacement for Picasa, and also as a tool to
> maintain durable albums (i.e. albums surviving years of software changes).
> In general it looks like a great tool. I tested Exif, IPTC and XMP comments
> (with utf-8 required). EXIF is pretty much useless, IPTC and XMP work fine
> (XMP is natively utf-8, IPTC does some magic but it survives). I then
> compared the comments with those displayed in Picase and Google Photos.
> Picasa displays XMP and IPTC in this order (i.e XMP takes precedent)
> However, export form digiKam to Google Photos (using plugin) does not seem
> to retain metadata, neither IPTC nor XMP. The photos are exported, but the
> comments are not shown.
> I used the same photos, exporting them to Google Albums in two ways: a)
> From
> Picasa, and b) Directly from computer (Google Photos gives you such
> option).
> In both cases the Captions are retained and shown in Google Photos.
> The digiKam manual says (the pdf version):  "When you export images to web
> services, the captions will be exported at choice into either/or/and
> caption/title of the web gallery system, no need to re-write the story for
> publishing"
> Questions: is there a configuration for this plugin? Is it a bug? Did I
> miss
> anything?
> Any clue would be appreciated
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