Write to IPTC Core Data of Image Files?

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at cogapp.com
Sun Mar 13 22:25:02 CET 2016

On 11/03/2016 19:53, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
> @ Other BR :-)
>   However, we found interesting variations in
> what could be ready by which applications. I
> ExifTool looks good, very doable to drive from LC scripts.

Yes, I think at the time it was the go-to choice.  I wish I could remember 
what the problem was: I think it was probably that we found that the tags it 
wrote were readable by some applications we tested, but not others.

In regards to your other question, we ended up writing some of the data to 
multiple fields - e.g. "byline" and "caption writer" set to the same text, 
"credit line" and "source" to the same text - again because we found that some 
apps displayed some fields, other apps displayed a different selection.

If your requirement is for in-house processing with a known toolchain, neither 
of these issues may be relevant.



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