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Offline myotis

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iptc date variable vs date variable
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:46:46 am »
I use a string of variables in the stationary pad to import files into a Year/month/date folder hierarchy.

The variables, which I copied from a tutorial years ago, all use the iptc form of the variables.

I assume that what happens is that PM uses the actual capture date and time to fill in the XMP iptc data fields, and then the folder hierarchy is set from the data now in the XMP sidecar file.

What I'm not sure about is why this is better than using the non-iptc variable options. ie why iptcmonth rather than just month, and use the data directly from the raw file.

I am in the process of slightly changing my folder structure, and am now curious as to why/when one approach might be better than the other.

Thanks,

Graham

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Re: iptc date variable vs date variable
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 08:01:13 am »
Graham,

I think either approach is fine.  It depends on your workflow.  If you never set an IPTC Date/Time then PM will use the Capture Date/Time anyway.  If you do set an IPTC Date/Time and it differs from the Capture Date/Time, then only the variables for the IPTC Date/Time will have those values.

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Re: iptc date variable vs date variable
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 09:58:10 am »
Thanks Kirk,

I will just continue with the iptc option.

Cheers,

Graham