[Shotwell] Two issues while trying to import from f-spot
pt at traversin.org
Fri Sep 9 16:20:34 PDT 2011
On 10 September 2011 01:08, Lucas Beeler <lucas at yorba.org> wrote:
> I'm a little unclear about what you mean by "when the flat tags will
> be imported correctly...instead of becoming new root-level tags." If a
> tag is a flat tag in F-Spot, whereby "flat tag" I mean that it has no
> parent, then the correct behavior is to import it as a new root-level
> tag in Shotwell, because, hey, it was a root-level tag in F-Spot. So I
> don't understand the problem. Unless I'm missing something, which I
> very well may be. ;-)
Sorry, I did not make myself clear: f-spot has a hierarchical tag
lists, but writes only 'flat' tags, in the Xmp:Subject field, in a
comma separated list.
At the moment, when you import from f-spot in shotwell, shotwell gets
correctly the tags hierarchy, but then it reads the tags from the
photos -- if you had them written in the files metadata -- and for
every tag that is not in the top-level in the f-spot hierarchy,
shotwell creates a *new* root-level tag, duplicating the one already
in the tags tree. I hope this is clear.
Any way, we have already a ticket for that, #4051, and I was asking
for news, because this bug renders -- for me and for people with tags
into the photos metadata -- the import from f-spot impossible.
On a partially unrelated note, until one cannot select multiple tags
for moving them around the tree in shotwell, adjusting the tags tree
after each import would be a PITA.
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