[digiKam-users] Using Exiftool with DigiKam

aslamK 4slam at mythicflow.com
Tue Oct 5 00:40:01 BST 2021

In Ubuntu 20.04, I use the digiKam 7.3 AppImage. Is ExifTool included in 
the AppImage?

When running the AppImage, Configuration GUI > Metadata > ExifTool tab 
shows the Find button and the download link. I can locate and select the 
'exiftool' executable using the Find button but nothing changes on the 
ExifTool tab.


On 8/3/21 1:47 AM, Maik Qualmann wrote:
> 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
> Maik
> 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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