[digiKam-users] Is there any way to stop Exif Caption being copied to Description?

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 18:14:49 BST 2018

Which version of digiKam do you use? This problem is actually fixed. However, 
if you use sidecars this is still possible because we are reading the same XMP 
tag over the Exiv2 metadata mapping.


Am Montag, 17. September 2018, 15:22:05 CEST schrieb Chris Green:
> Well I'm experimenting with Digikam's "Edit Metadata" and I seem to
> have hit a problem.  There seems to be no way to prevent the text in
> the "Caption" being copied to the "Description".  Since "Caption" is
> the only field that allows accented characters this is a bit difficult!
> I've tried removing "Exif.Image.ImageDescription" from the fields in
> the Settings->Metadata->Advanced tab but data *still* gets written
> into the "Description" box. (While I'm about it what's the difference
> between un-ticking the tick box and removing the line completely?)
> It seems the only way to get accented characters into an image
> description without producing fields that the exiv2 library doesn't
> like is to put them only in XMP fields.

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