I saw Aftershot Pro mentioned here and thought I'd give it a spin. It looks like a really nice piece of software, and runs in the proverbial circles around F-Spot (which I have been using previously) performance-wise on the exact same hardware, so I'm tempted to convert. Another contributing factor being the fact that F-Spot hasn't seen any releases since late 2010 as of currently (0.8.2, Dec 19 2010).
However, my photo collection currently encompasses a little over 10,000 photos, most of them laboriously tagged with appropriate keywords and many of them rated. I'm not particularly fond of the idea of re-doing all that tagging and rating work, which leads to my question.
Can I convert the metadata currently stored in F-Spot (primarily categories and ratings, but photo versions too would be nice if possible) to a format I can import into Aftershot Pro by some means?
If it is possible, then what would be the specific steps?
Being a programmer by trade, I'm not put off by tools with rough edges. So if the solution involves something like SQL magic to extract data from F-Spot's database and then a Perl script that calls into Aftershot Pro somehow, I'm fine with that.