Problem Writing Metadata.

Paul A. Norman paul at
Sun Jun 4 23:23:03 BST 2023


Does any of this have any effect on working with sidecars under 8.0 please?

Or should we all just use 8.1.0?


On 5 June 2023 6:58:41 am NZST, Maik Qualmann <metzpinguin at> wrote:
>In order to activate the writing of metadata in HEIF files, writing
>ExifTool must be activated in the digiKam settings under metadata. Due
>to a 
>bug, I only recommend the setting from digiKam-8.1.0.
>A pre-release version can be downloaded here:
>Am Sonntag, 4. Juni 2023, 19:30:20 CEST schrieb Bob Birenbaum:
>> Hello,
>> I use Digikam for basic photo cataloging.  Typically all I do is add
>> captions to images and videos, and sometimes change the date/time
>tag, as
>> shown here.
>> [cid:ae42be1f-9b88-48d4-b431-7eb329f8ee5b]
>> In the past, when I've done this, I could also go into the file on
>> 10, look at properties, and see the metadata reflected there.  The
>> "caption" I entered on Digikam would be reflected in the "Title" and
>> "Subject" fields in Windows.  An example is shown below.
>> [cid:7f637d50-181e-47aa-854f-ceeca4804a8f]
>> Today I was going through this process with some new files, and it
>> working as it used to.  So, what changed?  It seems that this process
>> OK for .jpg files, but not for HEIC files.
>> So, the question is, how can I configure Digikam to write the
>metadata that
>> I change to HEIC files?
>> Thank you.
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