[digiKam-users] Rereading metadata from images

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 11:40:46 GMT 2020

The problem is in which metadata fields the foreign program saved the new 
keywords. And which metadata fields digiKam queries first. You can define this 
behavior in digiKam Setup under the advanced metadata settings.


Am Dienstag, 10. November 2020, 11:03:04 CET schrieb Fred Brigham:
> Hi,
> I installed digiKam v. 7.1.0 linux on my Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook and all
> is working fine except when I try to "Reread Metadata from Images" via the
> Album or Item menus.
> The description of this function for the Album menu in the Documentation
> is:  "Write the metadata of all items in the current album to the database.
> The database will inherit the images metadata, not the other way round as
> in the previous menu item". This appears to be exactly what I want to do.
> (The description of this function for the Item menu is different but I
> assume the function is the same but limited to an item. If so, it would be
> good to make the descriptions consistent.)
> I realise that when working with databases it's usually advisable to make
> changes within the application concerned but I occasionally have good
> reason to add a keyword tag in another app. When the files are first
> imported into digiKam all keyword tags and other metadata are transferred
> but if I add tags at a later stage and use the "Reread Metadata from
> Images" function none of the new tags are visible in digiKam.
> Is this function not working correctly or is there really no way of
> updating metadata such as tags from images after the initial import?
> Thanks in anticipation,
> Fred Brigham

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