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Re: [opensuse] Writing coments on photos problem - yes, again! O:-)
On 30/01/16 16:01, Carlos E. R. wrote:

I'm scanning old photographic negatives with a compact scanner (a
reflecta X7), and writing comments on the photos with Gwenview. But I
have a problem: other programs do not see them.

I don't see them with exif tools, for instance.

I don't see them with shotwell.

Conversely, if I write the comments with shotwell (which is configured
to write metadata to the photos, not to a database), I don't see them in
gwenview (but they do with "exif", tag "User Comment")

I hesitate to continue writing comments till I verify that they are in
fact written to the photo files, and that other programs read them.

I don't see any configuration option in Gwenview regarding this.

(why Gwenview? Because rotating photos is fast here, and it doesn't do
any library import. For the moment I only want to put each roll in its
own directory. Writing comments is also easy, although they are easyer
to see in Shotwell)

I'm not doing photo edit for the moment. Just archiving.

(Old slides have lost a lot of the colour)

I still haven't toyed enough with semantic info to know for sure how all this works, but my first thought is perhaps you are confusing two different tagging systems that don't interoperate.

The comments in Gwenview, if you're talking about those for example that can be added the same as tags or ratings and added from other applications such as Dolphin, are not saved in the EXIF info. Likewise, those in EXIF info wouldn't show as Comments in the KDE semantic info.

However, looking at my own Gwenview (4.11.5 on oS 13.1) I'm having difficulty finding where you can even add comments. There is only the Edit Metadata dialog which I've never looked at before. Is that what you're referring to?

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