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PostPosted: 1. Apr 2007, 00:36 
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Is there a way to use the text from the EXIF Image.Description field for displaying the Caption? I noticed that twg16 can use the IPTC fields in this way. Photoshop Elements 2.0 uses this field and I have used it to extensively. It would be great if TWG could pull this data into its caption.

Great program Michael.


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Hi,

are you really sure that Photoshop Elements is writing Exif data? Because e.g. my Photoshop i tested with is writing IPTC data (Image description, title, caption, copyright ....).

Normally exif data is only written by the camera and you can add a comment with e.g. xnview

TWG is using the caption - but you can use the image description too.

/Michael


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Michael,

I can't send you a u-r-l with a picture in it because I am a new registered user, but I have examined images produced by Photoshop 2.0 usinf EXIFER. No IPTC data is generated - just EXIF using the Image.Description field. Very inconvenient for me as I agree that this data should be reserved for Camera generated data.

You might be able to browse my web-site for pictures if you want to verify this for yourself or I could e-mail you a picture.

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Mark


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I tested this - you are right - I can read this description in the exif data (where i should not be ;).).

you can actually include the reading of the exif into the reading of the iptc data, some work but not really hard to do ;).

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If I could find a program that would batch convert the EXIF code to the IPTC code I would do that. EXIFER will not do subdirectories. I guess I will just do a directory at a time.

I am a big beleiver in leaving the comments in the files instead of an outside file. This makes them more portable from one program to another.

Thanks.


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no worries i'll add reading caption from exif to rc3 - I'll post this in the forum sometime this week

/Michael


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Thanks Michel. I sent you a small donation as a thak you for your work. :D


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Thanks,

But now you have to test it!

The reading of the exif is disabled by default because extracting exif data is slow ;). Read howto 38 of the howto.htm included in the zip!

I tested with one of you images and it worked fine.

Please tell we if it works for you too. If it does I make this version offically rc3 - I then only have to make the german website until 1.6 is ready ;).

/Michael


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the version I upload is already preconfigured for you - but the real rc3 I upload in a couple of days won't.

/Michael


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Eureka! It worked like a charm - just like magic. Wish I had asked for this a few weeks ago because I have spent hours re-typing all my comments into the xml files (that was before I read that twg16 could use IPTC data).

I had started to use exifer to convert EXIF to IPTC data - about 66% done before you offered to change the script to accomodate my wishes. The script works fine - even when there is both exif and iptc data.

Thanks again
/Mark

You can see the results by going to my web-site and adding the sub-directory:
test-twg16-rc3


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Correction. The program I was using that only generated EXIF description tag (not IPTC tag) was Photoshop Album 2.0 -- not Photoshop Elements 2.0


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good - I'll add this to the faq


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