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

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 11:25:31 BST 2018

DigiKam-5.6.0 is too old, you could use the AppImage digiKam-5.9.0. However, 
the last fix for this issue was added to digiKam-6.0.0.

Beta 1 AppImage:

If you want to use the beta, make a backup of the database, because 
digiKam-6.0.0 makes changes and if you want to return to an older version.


Am Montag, 17. September 2018, 21:30:18 CEST schrieb Chris Green:
> 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
> file[s].
> I believe xubuntu 18.10 will have Digikam 5.9, it's only a month away.

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