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ReadyNAS Photos - better EXIF handling?

Postby HomebrewerDan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:30 am

Suggestion for added functionality would be to provide options during album creation as to whether to use EXIF information for picture title and description. I personally save descriptions of many of my photos in EXIF data. It would be nice to at least provide the option to tell the app to extract that information from those tags if it exists...
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Re: ReadyNAS Photos - better EXIF handling?

Postby k-3po » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:32 am

ReadyNAS Photos does read the Title and Description from EXIF and IPTC tags. If it is not working for you, could you let me know which tool you are using to add these tags?

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Re: ReadyNAS Photos - better EXIF handling?

Postby HomebrewerDan » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:51 pm

Well, it's varied, but for Descriptions, it was mostly with iView Media Pro on OS X (lately, iPhoto). Actually, as I look at this, I'm guessing I may know the answer to my own question -- the descriptions I used are in the 'Captions' field of IPTC info, not EXIF. An example is below.

At the very least, I'm surprised it never picks up on the filename. That most certainly is EXIF data and it's specifically set by the camera itself.

File Name IMG_6611.jpg
Document Type JPEG Image
File Size 2993591 bytes
Color Model RGB
Depth 8
DPI Height 180
DPI Width 180
Orientation 1
Pixel Height 2048
Pixel Width 3072

Exif Properties

Aperture Value 4.970856
Color Space 1
Compressed Bits Per Pixel 3
Custom Rendered 0
Date Time Digitized 2006:11:08 08:42:36
Date Time Original 2006:11:08 08:42:36
Exif Version 2.2.1
Exposure Bias Value 0
Exposure Mode 1
Exposure Time 0.0125
Flash 9
FlashPix Version 1.0
FNumber 5.6
Focal Length 21
Focal Plane Resolution Unit 2
Focal Plane X Resolution 3443.946
Focal Plane Y Resolution 3442.017
ISO Speed Ratings 400
Max Aperture Value 3.614716
Metering Mode 1
Pixel X Dimension 3072
Pixel Y Dimension 2048
Scene Capture Type 0
Sensing Method 2
Shutter Speed Value 6.32193
White Balance 0

IPTC Properties

Caption / Abstract Traders Hotel Beijing (China World Center)
Object Name IMG_6611

JFIF Properties

Density Unit 1
JFIF Version 1.2
X Density 72
Y Density 72

Canon Maker Notes

Camera Serial Number
Continuous Drive 1
Flash Exposure Compensation 0
Image Serial Number 1666611
Owner Name

TIFF Properties

Date Time 2006:11:08 08:42:36
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Orientation 1
Resolution Unit 2
X Resolution 180
Y Resolution 180
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Re: ReadyNAS Photos - better EXIF handling?

Postby k-3po » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:15 pm

Hello Dan,

For title we look at (in this order):
[*]Iptc:HEADLINE
[*]Exif:IMAGE_DESCRIPTION
[*]Exif:WIN_TITLE (right click properties in windows and set title)
[*]Filename (not Exif:filename) if it is NOT a typical IMG_#### or DSC#### format

For description we look at (in this order):

[*]Iptc:CAPTION
[*]Exif:USER_COMMENT
[*]Exif:WIN_USER_COMMENT (right click properties in windows and set comments)

Since your photo has Iptc:CAPTION, you should be able to see the description in photo strip view. If it is not showing the description, could you mail me the file?

Since there is no info for title and presumably the filename is IMG_6611.jpg, it will not show a title.

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Re: ReadyNAS Photos - better EXIF handling?

Postby HomebrewerDan » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:27 am

Thanks. You answered my question, actually...I do see the cases where I do have an IPTC caption that it is filled in for my album, so no problem there. My biggest annoyance is the lack of a name on the file and now I understand why -- my current conventions don't meet any of your criteria for how you name the files so I will remember to change that when I mess with IPTC/EXIF data on new pics in the future.

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