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Metadata issues with graphics (not strictly web graphics!)

12:25 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

Just a quick one - basically I need to be able to read IPTC metadata on a Windows system. For example if i have a file that I add IPTC metadata to in Aperture (MAC OS) I then can't read that when I go into the properities of the file on a Windows (XP) system. All the EXIF information (on the picture, camera, author etc) is there.
The main field I need to be able to view / search on is 'keywords' - there is a keywords field defined in IPTC, and in the file properties in Windows there is also a 'keywords' but it seems they are not the same.

Does anyone know of an add in to Windows to allow it to read IPTC data, or alternatively a way of bulk converting the IPTC fields to their Windows equivalents?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Rob Young.

12:41 pm on Jan 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi Rob, Do you have access to Photoshop? If so you can add IPTC data (and other meta info) using the doc info tool in the file menu - this will be maintained across platforms.

It will also let you save metadata templates and apply them to batches using the meta palette.