[digiKam-users] Reread metadata from files: Can this extend to XMP sidecars?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 06:02:31 GMT 2022


In digiKam configuration setup dialog, what's your settings from
Metadata/Sidecars/Write to Sidecars and especially the combo-box options
for writing mode operations ?


Giles Caulier

Le mar. 1 févr. 2022 à 04:10, Will Rose <will.rose at outlook.com> a écrit :

> This is what I'm trying to do...
> I have a dual boot environment, Ubuntu and Windows. Two separate SQLite
> DB's, but both point to the same folders and files.
> I am trying to do all my DigiKam tagging in Ubuntu since the program runs
> much nicer. Then when I boot into Windows I'd like to select Album > Reread
> metadata from files, so that my Windows DB gets updated.
> This works fine if the metadata gets written from Ubuntu into the files
> themselves, such as with JPG files. However, if I'm tagging HEIC and video
> files and it is creating XMP sidecars, DigiKam is not willing to treat
> those as "metadata from files" so there is no easy way to update my Windows
> DB.
> Is this possible to do? Is there an option I'm missing? Thanks!
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