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New Features in digiKam 2.0: XMP Sidecar

by Dmitri Popov

In addition to writing tags, ratings, labels, descriptions, etc. directly into the photos, version 2.0 of digiKam can save metadata in a separate .xmp file. This approach has several advantages. First off, it speeds things up, as writing data to a text file is faster than embedding metadata into photos. This also allows you to store metadata for RAW files, since writing metadata directly to RAW files can sometimes be problematic. Continue to read