[digiKam-users] Can one change one metadata item in several images easily?

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu Sep 20 20:47:26 BST 2018

Noeck <noeck.marburg at gmx.de> wrote:
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> Dear Chris,
> > I have a need to change one metadata item in a lot of images
> I am hoping for such a functionality for years, but unfortunately there
> is no easy way. I wrote my own python scripts which query the digikam
> sqlite-database (because it's faster than reading through all the files)
> and then applies changes to exif metadata according to tags.
> Unfortunately, these scripts are too messy to be generally useful. I
> hope that I can find some time to improve and publish them.
> I would really like a metadata editor where you can select multiple
> files and just edit some part of the metadata and leave the rest as is.
There's photini which does a fair job of what you want, it's in the
Ubuntu repositories so you may find it elsewhere as well.

I too have several Python scripts for doing specific jobs to metadata.

Chris Green

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