[digiKam-users] XMP sidecar file

Henrik Hemrin hehemrin at hemrin.com
Sun Dec 26 19:43:12 GMT 2021


A side-kick comment, you already have good answers to your questions. 

I read that the new DarkTable release 3.8 has some news about XMP handling and options. I don’t currently use DT, but I made a mental note about this for consideration if I will use DarkTable with DigiKam: 
https://www.darktable.org/2021/12/darktable-3-8/ <https://www.darktable.org/2021/12/darktable-3-8/> 
https://docs.darktable.org/usermanual/3.8/en/preferences-settings/storage/#xmp <https://docs.darktable.org/usermanual/3.8/en/preferences-settings/storage/#xmp>

Henrik Hemrin

> 26 dec. 2021 kl. 16:21 skrev mippo <mippo9 at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> I have some question about the XMP file, how and where the star grading, color selection and color flags are stored.
> Infact I need to share these info, especially the star grading, with  Darktable.
> It seems DigiKam is not able to recognize the XMP info if modified by  another program (i.e. Darktable, or any text editor), it seems DK prefer to use the info stored somewhere in its database, regardless of the new variation coming from external (DT).
> I'm trying all settings combination, including the "Group" picture feature.
> Also it seems there is a little different behaviour, between Jpg and Raw files.
> (any suggestion ?)

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