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« on: March 21, 2008, 17:10 »
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Hi,
I am looking for good and efficient program for puting IPTC data into image. I have used PixVue recently, however it does not work on my new Win Vista.

It should meet specific conditions:
- easy pasting/copying keywords
- ability to copy and paste IPTC data to couple images at once
- also good if it would show number of keywords put into
- be clear, easy and not overhelming, best if devoted just to iptc data

I am not satisfied with Adobe Bridge or Photoshop info panel.

I am looking forward to your suggestions


« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 17:24 »
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iTag. the only site it does not work well for me is SnapVillage.

« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 17:26 »
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irfan!

« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 17:30 »
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I use Exifer, which is free and let me have keywords in my own order (doesn't resort alphabetically).

When I copy IPTC info from one file to another (Exifer does it, you don't need to copy&paste each field) and I need to add some keywords, I use Irfanview, because Exifer only adds keywords in the end of the list.  This would not be an issue if it wasn't for sites that use the first keywords (as FT and now CanStockPhoto).

However, IS doesn't read title and keywords and SV reads the first keyword only (title and description are read).  Both sites are aware of these issues with Exifer, IS never bothered correcting it, SV said they were looking into it.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 17:41 »
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I am looking for good and efficient program for puting IPTC data into image. I have used PixVue recently, however it does not work on my new Win Vista.


Good old IRFANVIEW - I got a new Vista too and the recent version of Irfanview works well. Many people don't seem to know that you can tag image batches too with it, in the thumbnail viewer.

« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008, 21:23 »
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The best I found for keywording for now - Cushy Stock (www.cushystock.com)
The program has a lot of problems with almost all other functions, but interface for keywording seems the most convenient among all I tried; and, the best part - completely functional in free demo version.

« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008, 17:06 »
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Many people don't seem to know that you can tag image batches too with it, in the thumbnail viewer.

Indeed, I din't know that.  I didn't even know it had a thumbnail viewer. :)

I don't see however the editing tools in it (unlike the info button when we're viewing an image).  Can you also get data from a previously edited image, like in Exifer?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2008, 20:10 »
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After  many programs that I have try best time saver and fastest is ACDSEE PRO 2. Use CTRL+M (don't know name of commant) option for adding keywords on image selections.

Regards,
BA

« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008, 20:11 »
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Indeed, I din't know that.  I didn't even know it had a thumbnail viewer. :)

Yes it can do batch. I planned to write a short tutorial about it but here we go (I found it 2 years ago on the Coppermine forum):

The reason I do batch is

1. To mass-tag for fields like copyright, date, location, geotag. Since I shoot a lot of travel, my geos and exact location are very important.

2. To tag the same shot in different formats: of each and every shot I have the native 10MP, the downsized 6MP for subscription sites, the upsized 50MB version for Alamy and a 550px watermarked version for image sharing sites like Flickr.

- Open any image in the folder where you want to mass-tag in Irfanview; I just have to doubleclick it since Irfanview is my standard viewer.

- Press 'T' > the Irfanview Thumbnail Viewer of that folder opens. Close the original picture (important or you might have sync probs).

- Menu: Options > Set thumbnails options ... : I choose 150x150 but that's up to you of course.

- Select the thumbs you want to batch-tag by clicking on them - the same rules apply as in the Explorer: CTRL-click to add to selection, Shift-click to select a contiguous series.

- Menu : File > JPG Lossless Operations > Set IPTC data to selected files ... - activate this last one by clicking on it > Irfanview - IPTC information multi-tabbed window opens.

- The IPTC tabs are filled with the info of the first image in the batch. You can now fill in the IPTC info (included keywords) or just leave the info already there.

- The last tab Options defines how IPTC data in the window are applied to the images: all (included empty fields) or just the non-blank fields. This way you can for instance add a copyright and a location without touching keywords, description and title that are already there. If you forget that, you will overwrite all data in the images in the batch and perhaps overwrite keywords already there.

- When you are ready with the IPTC window, push 'Write', and wait a while till all images are done. Depending on the number, that can take some time.

- I couldn't live without it. What's more, in 3 years I never lost any image by Irfanview while Exifer can be be buggy at times : it made me lose a full batch. The only thing you should never do in Irfanview is open several windows (images or thumbnails or IPTC edit) since you might get nasty sync problems.

I hope this helps. It's really very productive in the work flow.

The only thing that Irfanview can't do with keywords over several files is search and replace, for instance when you made a typo in the keywords of some images like womens instead of women.
I nowhere found a program that can do that so I'm planning to write it myself, given some time.

« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008, 20:36 »
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Microsoft Photo Info
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/photoinfo.mspx

Opanda IExif
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

Stock Photo Express
http://www.stockphotoexpress.info/

All three can to batch edit. I use most of the time MS Photo Info. It is integrating with Window Explorer. You can switch between batch and single mode as you wish.

Opanda IExif show more data and you can also view data from a file displayed in the browser.

Stock Photo Express is good if you have to switch between folders.

« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2008, 23:11 »
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Microsoft Photo Info
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/photoinfo.mspx

Opanda IExif
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

Stock Photo Express
http://www.stockphotoexpress.info/

All three can to batch edit. I use most of the time MS Photo Info. It is integrating with Window Explorer. You can switch between batch and single mode as you wish.

Opanda IExif show more data and you can also view data from a file displayed in the browser.

Stock Photo Express is good if you have to switch between folders.



I currently use Microsoft Photo Info which is a plug-in for Windows Explorer and is compatible with Vista. Oboy posted a link for it in the post above ...

Mark

« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2008, 12:45 »
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Adobe Lightroom is the best for me - I can batch easily, including say I have 10 images of a woman holding a sign.  I can grab all 10, drag them to woman which also adds female, human, etc.  I can then drag them to sign which adds object - so I can keyword with say 35 keywords by dragging them to maybe 10 words.  It's very quick & easy.

« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2008, 21:55 »
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"Microsoft Photo Info runs on 32-bit versions of Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 or later) and the Windows Vista operating systems"


Before I mess something up again , I dont understand does in mean that in work in 32-bit version of XP and all Vista versions including 64-bit , or it only works in 32-bit versions of both.

Have someone tried it wit Vista 64x ?

Thanks 

graficallyminded

« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008, 17:15 »
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Embedding them in Photoshop seems to work flawlessly with every site.  Sometimes I use Bridge when I need to batch keyword.

I used to use Irfanview - but now I'm finding that the images I keyworded in Irfanview aren't readable by Snapvillage.  I'm hoping they fix that soon, because I'm not going to go back and redo them all.  They are still Beta - I remember that Lucky Oliver was the same way when they first started out.  Irfanview embeds them in a slightly different way, I guess - and the micro sites have to be set up to read them.

« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2008, 18:03 »
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I used to use Irfanview - but now I'm finding that the images I keyworded in Irfanview aren't readable by Snapvillage.  I'm hoping they fix that soon, because I'm not going to go back and redo them all.  They are still Beta - I remember that Lucky Oliver was the same way when they first started out.  Irfanview embeds them in a slightly different way, I guess - and the micro sites have to be set up to read them.

Not entirely correct. I remember the LO problems in the fall of 2006, and it all had to do with an incorrect reading of some APP markers. I guess they don't read the offsets. Both LO and SV (I guess) just used some crappy OS free software out there. It's SV's fault. But who needs metadata in shots for SV? They change them anyways.  ;D

Interesting read: hidden metadata in JPG files

ikostudio

  • IKOstudio
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2008, 18:16 »
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Hi!

I have a problem, my girlfriend is starting doing some illustration work, but when she uploads the EPS file and the JPG. The SS and SX didnt read the IPTC data. She uses Adore Bridge.

We only try these 2 sites.

Anybody can help me?


 

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