Transcribed from Mohamed Malik's blog, 1 March 2011
Almost all images contain metadata and this data contains all the settings that you used to create the picture. These include shutter speed, aperture, focal length etc..
Most image management applications allow you to add and remove custom metadata to your files. This can be easily done while using JPEG files. However the same is not very true for RAW files.
When we add more labels and captions to the metadata of an image we need to save it. If you have a lot of RAW files, digiKam gives you the option to write metadata to RAW files as well. However please bear in mind that this feature is still experimental.
In order to enable the writing of metadata to RAW files, you need to edit your configuration of digiKam.
From the main menu go to
Then you will see the configurations menu. On the left hand side selectand enable the option
See screen capture below.
|nn wrote: Problems will arise with the rawfiles checksums, as they will most probably be invalid after writing the tags.|