[digiKam-users] Using Exiftool with DigiKam

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 06:47:12 BST 2021

Unfortunately Ubuntu is not able to provide digiKam as a native app. What you 
have installed via apt-get is the snap package (container that contains 
everything necessary for digiKam). Snap packets use a sandbox and are 
therefore not usable for digiKam.

What can you do?
- try to install the snap package in "Classic" mode
- use our AppImage from www.digikam.org
- try to compile digiKam yourself, we currently have a script in git/master 
source code that all required packages are installed on Ubuntu
- use a Linux distribution that digiKam provides natively


Am Dienstag, 3. August 2021, 01:18:29 CEST schrieb Dan Phillips:
> Hi,
> I am using DigiKam 7.3.0 on a linux box running Ubuntu 20.04.
> I have exiftool V 11.88 installed by apt-get in /bin and /usr/local/bin
> Exiftool is working as expected from the command line
> In settings -> configure DigiKam -> Metadata there is a tab for Exiftool.
> There I find a search option to allow the use of Exiftool for
> manipulation of metadata. I cannot seem to navigate to any directory that
> will allow me to enable exiftool. I have also tried the download button,
> but that just takes me to the exiftool download page.
> Any hints?
> Thanks
> Dan

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