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I would like to copy some images from Digikam to Nautilus.

Somehow I prefer ctrl-c and ctrl-v to drag+drop.

The context-menu in Nautilus is empty, although I selected and copied some files in Digikam.

What am I doing wrong?

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What am I doing wrong?

When you copy an image or several images from Digikam to the clipboard with Ctrl-C, they are just that, images, not image files.
You could try copying from other sources like Eye of Gnome eog (I could only copy one image at a time, I don't think it's possible to copy several at a time), to further demonstrate the same behaviour.

Then you can paste the images, e.g., in LibreOffice Impress.
But you cannot paste the image files in Nautilus, since that is not in the clipboard.
There is an extension for Nautilus to do that, nautilus-copypaste-images.
Unfortunately, it is not maintained, and it's not available for focal.
You can check this (once the ppa was added and after sudo apt-get update) with

grep ^Package /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_atareao_nautilus-extensions_ubuntu_dists_focal_main_binary-*_Packages | awk '{print $2}' | sort -u

You could try using the .deb file. YMMV.

I did not find any alternative so far
(you could write your own patch, I guess ;-)).


  1. Ubuntu 18.04 Nautilus copy image instead of path

  2. http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/copy-and-paste-images-from-clipboard-in.html

  3. https://www.maketecheasier.com/copy-paste-images-clipboard-nautilus/

  4. https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus/-/issues/540

Non Ctrl-c + Ctrl-v alternative:

  1. Open Digikam and Nautilus.

  2. Arrange them in a side-by-side view (with Win+ and Win+).

  3. Select in Digikam the files I want to copy (6 images, see screenshot).

  4. Drag to Nautilus.

It works out-of-the-box.

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