[digiKam-users] Move batch of files and organize by date
loup+digikamusers at lo-cal.org
Sun Apr 28 14:27:35 BST 2019
I have a workflow in which I place new images in a directory, spend some
time tagging them/correcting timestamps using digikam with various
information, and then I "import" them into my main collection while
organizing them by date. I do this using the "import -> Add Images"
feature, and then I select "Date-based sub-albums" in the settings. I
choose my main collection's root, and then the images get stuffed in
their appropriate locations, along with all of their metadata and tags.
This worked well for me until I turned off the feature where digikam
writes my tags to each image's metadata, because I realized that was
causing long waits each time I applied a tag to a large number of
images. After turning that feature off, my workflow broke because the
import process did not move or copy the tags along with images because
they only exist in the database, not in the image files.
I would like to know if there is a way to replicate my previous
functionality without being forced to write metadata to each file. I
can't seem to find anything such feature in the batch queue manager or
plugins. Does such a feature exist?
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