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Offline TommyHilfig

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Applying IPTC stationary refresh
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:57:22 pm »
Hi, i am currently using Photo Mechanic Version 5.0, build 18980 (60d39ba) on macOS Sierra

I have set up my IPTC stationary pad and set a number of keywords.  One of these keywords is {persons} to take from the 'persons shown' field.

On initial ingest this is applied but there are no 'persons shown' as I will put this in when captioning.

My question is... is there a way to refresh IPTC stationary pad without clicking apply? when i click apply it deletes the person shown and overwrites it all with the original pad.  i want it to look at the added data of the person shown and add this to the keyword field as every photo may have a different person in it?  like a refresh type option.


i hope this makes sense as it is hard to describe, please ask questions to allow me to clarify anything

cheers

jon


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Re: Applying IPTC stationary refresh
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 11:41:22 pm »
I'm not fully sure I understand you correctly, but perhaps this is what you can do to update the keywords with the (new) persons shown. Create a new stationary pad with just the keyword field filled with {persons} and then make sure the checkbox with the + is selected for the keywords field. Then apply that stationary, this should update just the keywords and leave everything else intact.

Does this help?

Tip: use the lightning bolt button to save and restore multiple versions of the stationary pad so you can switch between them real easy.
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Re: Applying IPTC stationary refresh
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:56:42 am »
Sorry for the bad description...struggled to explain it... but it seems like you understood it... tried your suggestion and it works just great! 

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Re: Applying IPTC stationary refresh
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 02:09:18 pm »
Excellent, good to hear it worked ;D
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