Abuse of tagging system by internal keywords
In the ligthtable tagging module there are some preapplied tags which should not be there in the beginning:
I can understand that these can be used internally or by the user for filtering in the collections module but to have them as a tag in the tags module is in my opinion conceptionally wrong. When searching the images for specific keywords ( I guess they would be under the uncategorized category) or for hierarchical tags in the collections module they show under the tags which is also wrong. These should be treated the similar way iso,lens,camera and for the purposes of easing the filtering system could be grouped under darktable but not in the tags section of the filtering
#3 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus almost 6 years ago
That is not darktable's internal working, these tags are just there for the convenience of the user. Nothing inside dt relies on them.
May I ask why you are removing them from your pictures? Just keep the darktable subtree of the tag list collapsed and you won't see them (besides the right hand tagging module, but that should hide them once you start typing).
#4 Updated by Togan Muftuoglu almost 6 years ago
I do remove them because they have nothing to do with tagging pictures which is part of metadata part. Format of the file is already available in a proper metadata editor/viewer. The simple fact is they are not tags and they should not be included in the tagging module.
Having said that I have no objection of having format as a filtering option in the collections module;same goes for the style, but they both are not tags or keywords.
As a matter of fact when I export an image (except tiff since it is still a derivative not a final) I remove all the xmp stuff that is embedded into the exported image. It would have been a better idea to ask the user if embedding wanted or not. It just adds an extra step into my work flow.