[digiKam-users] Exiftool question

Rob Dueckman duke at dukey.org
Sat Nov 20 18:52:52 GMT 2021

Thanks, Gilles!

On Sat, 2021-11-20 at 10:40 +0100, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> Hi,
> Writing metadata with ExifTool is planned step by step, especially
> with specific format , video and Raw in first. In bugzilla few files
> identify the cases to use ExifTool instead Exiv2.
> Replacing Exiv2 by ExifTool cannot be done, as the metadata engine is
> fully based on Exiv2 C++ API, and cannot be migrated to ExifTool, as
> complex operations are done and written in C++. But the reading and
> writing operation can be delegated to ExifTool. A hub to transform
> internal metadata containers from Exiv2 to Exiftool and vis-versa is
> already present but requires more tests to be used safely. So we need
> more time to validate these kinds of rules.
> Best Regards
> Gilles Caulier
> Le ven. 19 nov. 2021 à 19:06, Rob Dueckman <duke at dukey.org> a écrit :
> > Is it possible to have Digikam prefer using exiftool for writing
> > metadata over exiv2?  It seems exiftool support most if not all the
> > functions of exiv2 and includes more file formats.   Is there any
> > reason to keep using exiv2?
> > 
> > 
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