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« on: April 08, 2014, 02:45 »
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Hey folks,

I've had a couple of editorial images rejected twice each this week, for the caption date supposedly not matching the EXIF date. I used the date that DeepMeta provided when I flagged the image as editorial, and I see the same date in Photoshop and Picasa, so I'm at a loss to know what's wrong. I haven't knowingly stripped or overwritten any of the EXIF data. I've logged a Scout ticket but I'm keen to hear whether this is a common problem for those of you who submit editorial images to IS. I've never had a rejection like this before, but these two images have both been knocked back twice, so there's something in there that they don't like...

TIA
HB


wds

« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 09:08 »
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I have had many cases where I get  editorial rejections for things like "missing EXIF" data when I know it wasn't missing. If you are convinced your file data is good, I would just regenerate the file (to be safe), check the EXIF and then re-upload.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 09:27 »
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Don't use DeepMeta to read your date. It just looks at the file and reads what you set it for. I know that's confusing.

If you have Irfanview, or something else that reads the EXIF data, look here. (I then E)

Yes it's possible in an editor to change the date that appears, but not the one that the camera recorded.



This is what IS reads.

Baring missing data or something else, check and see what the file says for the date created, not what DeepMeta says. In fact, where does DeepMeta read the actual creation date? As I see it, it only takes what I have entered.

If you find an answer please come back and explain what happened.

« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 21:13 »
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Thanks folks. No solution yet, but following your replies I got a hold of IrfanView and ran it over my problem images. EXIF and IPTC data both show the same date that I used in my editorial caption, so it looks like someone (or some software) at IS was having a bad day. I'll post again when it gets resolved.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 16:37 »
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Are all the numbers matching when you click Editorial only?



IS should be telling you what they think the date is? (I think it does?) In the box below the Country.

Of course maybe someone can tell me, why it always says "City, Country" even though I have a caption embedded in the file?

I means I have to edit every one of those files, and remove the unnecessary words and duplicate date.  I don't get it?



« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 02:32 »
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> Are all the numbers matching when you click Editorial only?

Yeah, that's what I get... the date that DeepMeta defaults to when I click 'editorial' is the same date as in my editorial caption, and the country in the drop-down is right too.  The date is the same as the date that Photoshop, IrfanView and Windows all say is the created date. And it must be right... the time that goes with it is 06:57AM and it *was* an early morning (for me) shot. I'm not up at that ungodly hour unless it's to shoot photos :)

I wondered if it might be down to something as minor as missing commas between city/country or month/year, but I see that I have plenty of editorial images like that already accepted at IS...

« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 18:43 »
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The images were finally accepted this week, without me having to change anything. No explanation - I just got emails saying they had been accepted.

« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2014, 02:33 »
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It might have been the difference between US and English date recording - i.e. dd/mm/yyyy vs mm/dd/yyyy.  Sometimes it leads to confusion - April 8 instead of August 4. It's particularly irritating when cheques are dated in this way as it can cause banks to think they are expired.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2014, 12:02 »
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Oh Good ideas, both of them.

The images were finally accepted this week, without me having to change anything. No explanation - I just got emails saying they had been accepted.

It might have been the difference between US and English date recording - i.e. dd/mm/yyyy vs mm/dd/yyyy.  Sometimes it leads to confusion - April 8 instead of August 4. It's particularly irritating when cheques are dated in this way as it can cause banks to think they are expired.


 

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