[digiKam-users] How to know if sidecar is being used?

Marc Palaus marcpalaus at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 3 20:23:29 GMT 2021

Perfect! That's what I wanted to know. Thanks

El 3/12/21 a les 15:19, Maik Qualmann ha escrit:
> For some time now, whether a sidecar exists has been shown in the Properties
> tab of the right sidebar in the Item Properties section.
> Maik
> Am Freitag, 3. Dezember 2021, 21:00:11 CET schrieb Marc Palaus:
>> Hi,
>> I don't know if there's any way of knowing which photos are using
>> sidecar files in Digikam. I personally activate the option to "Read from
>> sidecar files" and "Write to sidecar files" but only fore read-only
>> items. Basically, I only want to use sidecars for writing XMP metadata
>> for video files, not pictures.
>> However, sometimes because I set some incorrect permissions in some
>> files and they are read-only, digikam writes sidecars for those pictures
>> too. The problem comes when you want to edit those pictures metadata
>> once they are writable again. Digikam writes the changes to the picture
>> (since they're not read-only anymore), but metadata is read from the
>> sidecar, which has been left untouched, so for digikam's database it's
>> as if nothing happened, and can be a bit confusing.
>> Is there any way to see if a sidecar is present in digikam's interface?
>> (I could open a bug report if this is something that could be worth
>> considering, I just wanted to ask first.)

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