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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Sep 17 20:30:18 BST 2018

Maik Qualmann <metzpinguin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
I'm on Digikam 5.6, the version that comes with the latest [x]ubuntu
18.04.  I'm not using sidecar files, I want my metadata in the image

I believe xubuntu 18.10 will have Digikam 5.9, it's only a month away.

Chris Green

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