[digiKam-users] Rereading metadata from images

Fred Brigham fredbrigham at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 09:11:31 GMT 2020


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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