[digiKam-users] XMP read files

Peter Albrecht peter at crazymonkeys.de
Fri Oct 11 09:05:14 BST 2019

Hello Salvatore,

does your "other image editor" (which created the XMP sidecar files) have an
option to export your edited photos as JPG files? In this case you could use
this feature and import your edited photos into digikam.


On 29.09.19 22:23, D. Salvatore wrote:
> Thanks Remco. Probably this is the problem.
> Salvatore
> On Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 19:09 Remco Viƫtor, <remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>> On dimanche 29 septembre 2019 18:14:44 CEST D. Salvatore wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I am new in DigiKam. I am trying to switch to DigiKam because I believe
>> it
>>> is much better than others to organize and manage photos.
>>> At the moment, my photo library is composed of pictures (picture01.jpg)
>> and
>>> XMP files (picture01.jpg.xmp) where all tags and photo editing are
>> written.
>>> In DigiKam I am able to see all the original photos but not at the latest
>>> version of them (for the one I edited) and all the other metadata.
>> What program produced those sidecars?
>> It's quite possible that your image editor writes the operations you
>> performed
>> to the sidecar files without automatically creating an edited image (e.g.
>> darktable works that way, to get an edited image you need to explicitly
>> export).
>> If that it the case for you, Digikam cannot show your edits, as it cannot
>> understand the editing commands in the sidecars (even if it had similar
>> operations, parameters are not necessarily the same, think units).
>> Remco

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