Author Topic: Accessing Title and Caption metadata from the image EXIF?  (Read 92 times)

Seapy

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Accessing Title and Caption metadata from the image EXIF?
« on: January 03, 2019, 18:03:29 »
Having copied numerous slides created by my father I have been dutifully entering the botanic names and location/date info into the Lightroom metadata input section.

Does anyone know what applications can access this metadata making it usable for titling and captioning the images in a publication.  Most of my work is in In-Design 6 but I am expecting I will have to update to In-Design CC eventually, to retain compatibility with Lightroom CC.

Is In-Design CC able to utilise the metadata which I am creating?
Robert C. P.
South Cumbria, UK

Birna Rørslett

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Re: Accessing Title and Caption metadata from the image EXIF?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 18:43:13 »
Metadata can be stored in xmp 'sidecars' so should be retrievable later from other software.

I prefer to keep the data in a separate data base though, as this allows much more flexibility in searching and indexing.

Seapy

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Re: Accessing Title and Caption metadata from the image EXIF?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 18:47:20 »
Metadata can be stored in xmp 'sidecars' so should be retrievable later from other software.

I prefer to keep the data in a separate data base though, as this allows much more flexibility in searching and indexing.

OK, thanks Birna, how do you link the image and the database?  I tried a database approach and embedded the image in the db but the quality suffered because it would only take small JPEGS.  That's one reason why I use Lightroom, searching on images is easy using GPS.
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Re: Accessing Title and Caption metadata from the image EXIF?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 18:49:23 »
You could simply store a pointer to the image file .... (I make the pointer itself relocatable thus the file archive(s) can be moved around when storage requirements require so).

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Re: Accessing Title and Caption metadata from the image EXIF?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 19:22:16 »
Thank you, that's a really helpful idea, it puts me a step nearer my goal.

I tried to do this a few years back but deleted the db because it was impracticable as I had created it.

Thanks to the D800 fitting the PB4, I will have many more images to catalogue.
Robert C. P.
South Cumbria, UK