This section describes the options for metadata writing.
The settings in the Files tab of Preferences influence whether an attempt is made to write metadata to the file itself, to a sidecar file or to a local folder.
Refer also to Metadata Processing in the Reference section.
When writing metadata, Geeqie will follow three steps. This process will stop when the first successful write occurs.
When writing to local metadata folders, the directory structure duplicates that of the location of the source files.
If Step 1 above was successful, the following options take effect:
If Step 2 or 3 above was successful, the following option takes effect:
Write the same description tags (keywords, comment, title) to all grouped sidecarsIf checked the same descriptive tags are written to all files in a group. File grouping is as defined in the Files tab of main Preferences. Technical tags (exif) are handled separately for each file.
Allow keywords to differ only in caseIf checked, permits keywords to be case-sensitive (e.g. Place and place are two different keywords)
Write altered image orientation to the metadataIf checked, the results of orientation commands (Rotate, Mirror and Flip) issued on an image will be written to metadata either automatically as specified below or when manually initiated. This option also affects the Auto rotate image using EXIF information menu item.
If this option is not checked, the results of orientation commands will be lost when Geeqie closes.
Do not change this option while you have temporary rotations applied to images.