[KPhotoAlbum] Date disappearing from database for certain photos in 5.4.2 and 6.2.1 (though not a problem in 4.7.1)

Just Lettuce justlettuce at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 20:13:54 BST 2020

On 6/7/20 8:20 PM, Just Lettuce wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Happy user of kphotoalbum for many years - and having a (hopefully) minor issue at the moment.
>> I have a number of photos where dates of photos are suddenly not saved in the kphotoalbum database.?
>> That is, the exif date exists in the photo and is read properly - and the correct date appears in
>> the annotations - but when I hit save, it is saved with no date - and no date is in the annotations
>> when I open kphotoalbum again.
>> In the saved database: startDate=""
>> Some background:
>> -I tried creating a new database, using 5.4.2 (on Debian 10) with these problematic photos and
>> others - and the same photos had issues: Date ok in Annotations - but then blank when saved. Other
>> photos ok.
>> -Same issue with 6.2.1 on Lubuntu 20.04 (via virtual box)
>> -This happens with a few files from a few different cameras - but not all photos from any camera.
>> -Noticed it when I moved from 4.7.1 to 5.4.2 - and the dates on these files were lost. (had been in
>> DB, but dates removed when saved in 5.4.2)
>> -Seems strange that dates cannot be saved for certain photos?!? I can send sample files - from same
>> camera if it would help.
>> The following database entries are from fresh reads of the files - test DBs with just a few files:
>> -From 6.2.1: (on Lubuntu 20.04) - Same result w/ 5.4.2 on Debian10 <image file="p4020028.jpg"
>> startDate="" md5sum="34094b1046203be78dd12445de5fee1e" width="640" height="480" Events="1"/>
>> -All ok with 4.7.1: (Debian 8)
>> ??? <image file="p4020028.jpg" label="p4020028" description="OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA"
>> startDate="2000-04-02T02:05:37" endDate="2000-04-02T02:05:37" angle="0"
>> md5sum="34094b1046203be78dd12445de5fee1e" width="640" height="480"/>
>> Any ideas?
> If you start kphotoalbum with an empty database in a directory containing just one such photo, can
> you reproduce the problem?  If so, an example of such a photo would be really helpful for debugging.
Yes, tested in three versions.  Will send an example to your email.  Let 
me know if you want others - or photos from the same camera(s) that 
worked fine...



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