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Caption being trimmed by PM 4.6.1? Or is it ACR?
« on: November 11, 2009, 11:00:46 PM »
Running 4.6.1 on an Intel Mac with 10.5.8

Hi, I sometimes (unfortunately..) have to add monstrously long captions to accompany images. In an instance today I captioned NEFs in PM with a 571 word (3201 character) caption and 'Apple E'd' them for editing in ACR 4.6. On outputting these NEFs from ACR as jpegs I discovered when I examined the caption info back in PM that the caption had been trimmed down to approx 355 words (1996) characters - it actually varied between files. So is this a PM issue or an ACR one?

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Re: Caption being trimmed by PM 4.6.1? Or is it ACR?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 06:28:07 AM »
Simon,

Running 4.6.1 on an Intel Mac with 10.5.8

Hi, I sometimes (unfortunately..) have to add monstrously long captions to accompany images. In an instance today I captioned NEFs in PM with a 571 word (3201 character) caption and 'Apple E'd' them for editing in ACR 4.6. On outputting these NEFs from ACR as jpegs I discovered when I examined the caption info back in PM that the caption had been trimmed down to approx 355 words (1996) characters - it actually varied between files. So is this a PM issue or an ACR one?

Photo Mechanic doesn't enforce restrictions on the length of IPTC/XMP fields.  The specification for IPTC Captions is 2000 characters (or less) and Photoshop does enforce that restriction.  If it is your goal to have long captions, you'll have to make sure you do your image processing in ACR before you enter your caption in PM.

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Re: Caption being trimmed by PM 4.6.1? Or is it ACR?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 08:36:24 AM »
Understood, thanks again Kirk
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Re: Caption being trimmed by PM 4.6.1? Or is it ACR?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 08:29:16 PM »
Follow on question: Is there a limit in PM+ for the length of the caption?

I see the IPTC standard for captions is 2000 characters, but that PM doesn't enforce this limit.

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Re: Caption being trimmed by PM 4.6.1? Or is it ACR?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2021, 12:50:44 PM »
Follow on question: Is there a limit in PM+ for the length of the caption?

No, there is no hard limit to the number of characters that can be entered, in Photo Mechanic Plus.

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