[KimDaBa] Re: Writting EXIF *to* files (Jesper K. Pedersen)

Benny Rochwerger benny.rochwerger at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 06:59:03 GMT 2005

> Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 07:55:39 +0100
> From: "Jesper K. Pedersen" <blackie at blackie.dk>
> Subject: [KimDaBa] Writting EXIF *to* files
> To: kimdaba at kdab.net
> Message-ID: <200512280755.40459.blackie at blackie.dk>
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> I've now got a good library which easily will help me save EXIF information in 
> files, so I guess its time to fullfill one of the oldest wishlist items for 
> KimDaBa, namely saving information into the images.
> So where do you all want category information written? Does any other 
> application you use, read category information from a specific EXIF field? or 
> should it just be put into the description field?
> And for the rest of you: Dont worry, this will require explicit asking for it 
> before KimDaBa starts doing so ;-)
> Cheers
> Jesper.

Actually to add information to the images the recommended approach is to
use IPTC. Other cataloging applications (Picasa, Photoshop Elements 4,
IMatch, ...) put their categorization into IPTC keywords. When uploading
to Flickr IPTC keywords are converted into tags, so  no more repeating
the categorization process when you go online (btw I have a script that
uploads to Flickr with tags taken from Kimdaba category information, if
someone is interested drop me a note).

There are some good IPTC libraries out there, you should give it a try
(as far as I know, some EXIF libraries support IPTC too)


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