[digiKam-users] Tags not saved to HEIC Files

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 08:23:26 BST 2021

Hi all,

Well digiKam MUST save tags in HEIC/HEIF containers. In Windows bundles
7.3.0, the last Exiv2 0.27.4 shared library is used to manage metadata from
files, and this release supports BMFF file formats. Look the announcement
from Exiv2 project:


So, The question is why this feature does not work... A debug trace with
DebugView will help to investigate. Please follow instruction here :


Best regards

Gilles Caulier

Le jeu. 21 oct. 2021 à 06:38, Sebastian Beer <sebastian.beer at gmail.com> a
écrit :

> DigiKam cannot save tags to HEIC files. You need to enable sidecars and DK
> will save the tags there.
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
> Sebastian Beer
> Am 21.10.2021 um 06:08 schrieb Parminder Dhaliwal <
> parminderdhaliwal at hotmail.com>:
> I am using digikam version 7.3.0 on Windows 10.  When I make any tag
> changes to the pictures, all the tags are saved correctly to the JPG files,
> but they do not get saved to the HEIC files.  The tags display fine through
> digicam, but when I go to File Explorer and look at the properties of the
> HEIC files, none of the tags are there. The date stamp on the HEIC files
> also remain unchanged.  I even tried executing “Write Metadata to Files”
> but that did not help either.
> Parminder Dhaliwal
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