[digiKam-users] Move batch of files and organize by date

HaJo Schatz hajo at hajo.net
Tue Apr 30 10:24:22 BST 2019

Away from Digikam now, but:
- For me, the tagging by writing to the files is a background task if I
remember correctly. I.e. you can continue working while digikam still
writes EXIF data. I also tag large numbers of photos and I'm sure I'd have
been very annoyed if the write blocked the program.
- Somewhere in the menu there's a function to "write tags to images". You
could tag until you're all done, then select that and go for a quick coffee
before "importing" the images.

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On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 5:15 PM <rroth at imsa.edu> wrote:

> 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?
> -Ron
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