[digiKam-users] Difference between face tag and normal tag?

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 07:11:32 GMT 2018

The flag face tag allows filtering so that other tags are not displayed. The 
option is under Settings-> Miscellaneous (restart required). Only facial tags 
appears in the selection popups while (manual) face tagging.


Am Donnerstag, 8. März 2018, 17:57:48 CET schrieb woenx:
> Hi, maybe somebody with more experience can lend me a hand.
> I am a bit confused regarding face tags and regular tags. What's exactly the
> difference between them?
> I suppose that face tags are to tag... well... faces. But on the tag list,
> they all seem to be intermixed. Is there an easy way to distinguish face
> tags from regular tags? What happens if I use a face tag for tagging a
> picture without its face rectangle? What happens if I delete or rename a
> face tag? Does the picture still conserves its "face rectangle" without a
> name? Do the same tag work as a regular tag for some pictures, as a face tag
> for others?
> I have a lots of pictures tagged from another software, where faces were
> already recognized (and stored as xmp data), and I additionally tagged each
> person with a regular tag. Now when Digikam reads these pictures, some of
> these tags are fused (if the person and its regular tag have exactly the
> same name), and some are displayed separately (if I used some abbreviation
> for the person name, for instance). Some appear as subtags of "People" and
> others as a first level tag.
> To further complicate the issue, the metadata explorer on the left panel do
> not seem to display the face rectangles and their associated names in the
> XMP section.
> I am afraid of touching anything in case I lose the faces in my pictures.

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