Author Topic: PM and Aperture IPTC data  (Read 8049 times)

Offline sghenry

  • Newcomer
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
PM and Aperture IPTC data
« on: May 11, 2006, 12:49:52 PM »
This might be an issue with Aperture only rather than PM, but I thought there may be some relation to PM, as well...

I use PM to ingest my CR2 files to my PowerBook on location, renaming and embedding IPTC data on ingest. I've just recently started using Aperture and notice that all of the fields don't map correctly -- the copyright notice from PM, for instance, doesn't map to the copright notice field in Aperture, though Credit and Source do...

Odder still is that some characters get muddled somewhere in the mix. This "©2006 Shawn G. Henry • 978.XXX.XXXX" (entered in PM and read fine in Aperture) becomes this "¬© 2006 Shawn G. Henry ‚Ä¢ 978.XXX.XXXX" when the files are processed. The text still reads fine in both PM and Aperture, but the funky characters show up in PS and iView. Any idea what's going on with the characters?

thanks

Offline Kirk Baker

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Camera Bits Staff
  • Superhero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23421
    • View Profile
    • Camera Bits, Inc.
Re: PM and Aperture IPTC data
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 12:58:57 PM »
This might be an issue with Aperture only rather than PM, but I thought there may be some relation to PM, as well...

I use PM to ingest my CR2 files to my PowerBook on location, renaming and embedding IPTC data on ingest. I've just recently started using Aperture and notice that all of the fields don't map correctly -- the copyright notice from PM, for instance, doesn't map to the copright notice field in Aperture, though Credit and Source do...

The labeling of IPTC fields is subject to interpretation.  For instance, what PM calls "Caption" Photoshop calls "Description"  In what field does the copyright data appear in Aperture?

Quote from: sghenry
Odder still is that some characters get muddled somewhere in the mix. This "©2006 Shawn G. Henry • 978.XXX.XXXX" (entered in PM and read fine in Aperture) becomes this "¬© 2006 Shawn G. Henry ‚Ä¢ 978.XXX.XXXX" when the files are processed. The text still reads fine in both PM and Aperture, but the funky characters show up in PS and iView. Any idea what's going on with the characters?

The second string of characters you list look like a UTF-8 encoded version of the string.  Aperture is apparently putting UTF-8 versions of the characters into the processed files.

-Kirk

Offline Ron Scheffler

  • Newcomer
  • *
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: PM and Aperture IPTC data
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 04:50:14 PM »
Regarding the muddled characters, there are discussions about this problem at the Aperture forum over at apple.com that might offer additional insight... but it doesn't really look like there are any fixes at the moment. Probably will have to wait until the next update.

http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=1092
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2022882&#2022882
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2017834&#2017834
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=1291707&#1291707
Ron Scheffler - Photographer