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Ed Hicks November 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

I just came across your site while searching for software that will reorganize photo metadata (such as copy from Exif UserComment to IPTC Keywords) and show user-chosen metadata when viewing photos. ExifTool will do the former, though it is way beyond the capabilities of most users. IrfanView will do the latter, and without much difficulty (though it is a rather obscure feature), but not for XMP fields it doesn’t know about. So I continue to search for better (easier-to-use) tools. I’m currently experimenting with XnViewMP, and with using Picasa to recognize faces and then ExifTool to copy the names from its custom XMP fields to IPTC Keywords.

I like your approach to photo organization, and your site has lots of good information.

However, there is one thing that bugs me about your site, and it is surprising given your concentration on metadata — pages have no visible “date-of-article”. So when you mention “last week” in Part Two of the interview with Hans Fremuth, I have no idea when that was, and in general I have no idea of the currency (“up-to-dateness”) of any of your pages. In my view, every article should display at least its original creation date, as well as the date of its latest change (if any).

Keep up your good work!

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Vlad November 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Ed…thank you for your comment. Yes XnView will allow you to edit all meta data standards and generate XMP from the IPTC fields you have used. As far as adding the date on my articles I understand what you’re saying…Maybe I will add it. We’ll see.

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