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

Stefan Mueller stefan.mueller.83 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 08:20:38 GMT 2018

Hoi Maik,
you mean the option indicated by the mouse cursor in the picture below,

I started digikam once option opt-in and once opt-out but don't see a

2018-03-09 8:11 GMT+01:00 Maik Qualmann <metzpinguin at gmail.com>:

> 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.
> Maik
> 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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