Ian Singleton

Tags

Posted in Uncategorized by iansingleton on January 27, 2010

Once I started looking at tools like Flickr to provide an online hosting service  for the scans, I came across tags as a way of sorting them. I badgered a friend  of mine Paul Beddoe to help me.

Paul came up with a neat way of taking the data from my Excel sheet and  writing the information into a number of the tag fields on the jpeg. If you look at this Windows Explorer window, you can see not  only the scan number but the comments and the description.
The problem, however, is that this information is written to the EXIF tag fields for XP. Which means that it’s not readable in Flickr or Photoshop.
So what do I need is extract the data from the EXIF fields and insert it into the IPTC fields. And in a sense, that’s retrofitting. What’s more important is working the application forwards from here.
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