[digiKam-users] Importing xmp data from Lightroom 4.4 to Digikam 5.5.0

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 15:45:23 GMT 2018


Normally, LR metadata must be backported to DK. The rules are there, i
implemented myself the code. When i said LR metadata, i want mean all that
DK can understand from this application.

Can you share some files (CR2 + XMP sidecars) to see if i can reproduce the

Thanks in advance

Gilles Caulier

2018-03-15 13:57 GMT+01:00 jonjt <jjthompson488 at gmail.com>:

> Hello Everyone,
> I need some help migrating from Lightroom 4.4 to Digikam 5.5.0.  I've added
> my collection to Digikam and loaded a few images that I know I've edited.
> However, it seems to me that the sidecar files (*.xmp where the * is the
> .cr2's file name) are being ignored.  I believe this is happening because
> Lightroom 4.4 doesn't use a standard method of populating those sidecar
> files.  As such, I suspect that the only way to preserve the post
> processing
> I've done for the ~10,000 raw files is to convert them all to .dngs or
> .tiffs with the current changes applied.  I could do this by installing
> Lightroom 4.4 on this same PC, as I have Windows 10 also installed
> (although, I've had no need to use it, heretofore!).  Is there any other
> method I could use to apply previous changes?  I don't know much about
> Digikam so, I thought it prudent to ask the forum, beforehand.  I also
> noticed that all of the EXIF data is gone, as well (aside from my name).
> Is
> there a way to import the keywords from Lightroom 4.4?
> Note that I have searched past posts and come to find that other people
> have
> asked similar questions, before.  However, the versions of Digikam used
> were
> different and the challenges weren't exactly the same.  I suspect that I
> will have to use the aforementioned solution but, I just wanted to check
> before I do the work.
> Thanks!
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