[digiKam-users] Odd problem with tags, a sort of 'ghost' tag

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu Sep 27 17:10:22 BST 2018

meku <digikam at meku.org> wrote:
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> That the image shows up when using the left sidebar but not the tags filter
> suggests to me that your Tags tree is in an inconsistent state.
> Depending on your Digikam version and database backend this can happen when
> creating or deleting Tags. I haven't confirmed if the Digikam maintenance
> tool will correct this inconsistency, personally I use a script that will
> rebuild the Tree when this happens.

Yes, I suspect that tag handling is not as robust as it might be. 
What does your "script that will rebuild the Tree" actually do?

Going on from that can anyone tell me which Tag modification actions
write to the database and which write to the image metadata?  ... and
why doesn't Digikam always write to both?

Chris Green

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