I’ve moved my Lightroom metadata to Digikam (almost !).
I would like to use Photoflow as editor along with Digikam.
From Digikam when I open a raw image in Photoflow for the first time everything is ok, and I save the sidecar pfi.
But the next time I open the same raw image, Photoflow ignores the sidecar pfi file. That where I have a first request: Opening an image (whatever it is), could Photoflow check if a sidecar pfi exists, and that case, use it ?
Then I plan to store the final images into a subfolder (inside the folder containing the raw images), something like PF-Full (for: developed with Photoflow - full size). If I make several versions of the final image, I would like to keep for each version the corresponding pfi. Here is the second request: when exporting an image, could we have the option to save the corresponding sidecar pfi along with the output image ? Re-opening this output image (back to the first request) Photoflow would open the pfi instead and re-use the source raw file …
With this in mind, I (we) would be able to manage source and final images in Digikam and re-open whatever of those with the associated treatments …
I think these principles would work pretty well with any other DAM tool too.