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FoxyMX
19-01-2010, 03:59 PM
Does anyone else use the JPEG comments to add descriptions to their photos?

I don't really like putting descriptions in image viewers or PC photo albums because it means I am stuck with that program to view the comments.

What I would really like is for image viewers or photo albums to have an option to display the JPEG comments on the photo when I want to view them. Does anyone know of an image viewing program that does this?

mzee
19-01-2010, 05:25 PM
I use a description as the name of the file. I can then chose to show the name or not.

FoxyMX
19-01-2010, 06:12 PM
Yes, that is one option but with the comments you can be a bit more descriptive without having long file names.

martnz
19-01-2010, 08:41 PM
Hi guys - I've used Exifer for as long as I can remember - does exactly what I understand you are asking...

http://www.friedemann-schmidt.com/software/exifer/

Still does exactly what I want, but on looking at the above site, even the very talented chap that wrote it seems to be recommending alternatives!

If anyone knows if Irfan View (or maybe Picasa?) can actually EDIT Exif data (rather than just view it) - tell us what you know...

sal
20-01-2010, 08:25 AM
Pretty sure Picasa embeds any metadata you add within Picasa to the image file directly.

FoxyMX
20-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Hi guys - I've used Exifer for as long as I can remember - does exactly what I understand you are asking...

http://www.friedemann-schmidt.com/software/exifer/

Still does exactly what I want, but on looking at the above site, even the very talented chap that wrote it seems to be recommending alternatives!

If anyone knows if Irfan View (or maybe Picasa?) can actually EDIT Exif data (rather than just view it) - tell us what you know...

Interesting program. I've only had a very quick look and see that it does indeed show the comments but in a box to the top right of the image being viewed. Maybe I can fiddle with the settings but I was hoping to have the comments viewable directly underneath the image.

Neither Irfanview and FastStone image viewers allow EXIF editing as far as I can see.

Sweep
20-01-2010, 02:52 PM
I tried Picasa 3 and you can only edit the Exif date for what that is worth.

martnz
20-01-2010, 06:36 PM
I see what you mean - secret might be to use the slideshow - try looking at File / Options / Slideshow and the "Status Line" settings.

To FIND the required option-codes - try looking at Image / Insert watermark - seems to be an "Expression builder" tool...

FoxyMX
20-01-2010, 07:41 PM
I see what you mean - secret might be to use the slideshow - try looking at File / Options / Slideshow and the "Status Line" settings.

Tried adding "<jpeg_comment>" with rather, er, interesting results. :rolleyes: :p

Maybe it's not possible to do what I want as I emailed FastStone about it a long time ago and got no reply. I am sure it would be a winner if they could do it.

waldok
20-01-2010, 07:41 PM
Windows Live Photo Gallery (http://download.live.com/) also embeds the metadata. There's a detailed article about it here (http://blogs.msdn.com/pix/archive/2006/08/16/702780.aspx)
cheers
W

Jayess64
20-01-2010, 08:44 PM
Have you tried EXIFeditor? Free from www.kiwiczech.net

UI is rather basic, and figuring out how it works is a bit of an IQ test, but it does the job.


Does anyone else use the JPEG comments to add descriptions to their photos?

I don't really like putting descriptions in image viewers or PC photo albums because it means I am stuck with that program to view the comments.

What I would really like is for image viewers or photo albums to have an option to display the JPEG comments on the photo when I want to view them. Does anyone know of an image viewing program that does this?

Jayess64
20-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Since I posted the above I have found that a new version of EXIFeditor is now available, with a new name, MetaEditor, and my comments about the UI no longer apply.

sal
20-01-2010, 11:11 PM
Picasa 3 adds their "captions" directly to the image correctly, I'm sure a standard feature of any respectable photo manager.

When you create captions for your photos, they're saved along with the photos and stay with them, even when you upload them, export them, or send them by email. However, your captions will only be displayed in Picasa, Picasa Web Albums, and other IPTC compatible programs. - Picasa Help (http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=15055)