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Offline gverhoev

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IPTC image regions
« on: November 25, 2021, 02:14:52 PM »
Hi all,

The 2019.1 IPTC standard introduced IPTC Image Regions. Shapes within an image can be marked up as rectangle, circle or polygon, and any existing IPTC Photo Metadata field can be added to a region. In addition, two new properties, Image Region Content-Type and Image Region Role, were added to provide characteristics of a region.
Is Photo Mechanic going to support those?

Related to this: the IPTC website (https://iptc.org/standards/photo-metadata/software-support/#pid13) tells me that Photo Mechanic is only supporting a subset of IPTC core fields, while the IPTC Extension fields in XMP encompass only the IPTC 2008 Standard fields (and not, for instance, the 2014 or 2017 Standard fields). Is there a reason for this? Is there any plan to support the IPTC standard in its entirety?

Thanks for your insights!
Geert

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Re: IPTC image regions
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 08:20:39 PM »
Geert,

The 2019.1 IPTC standard introduced IPTC Image Regions. Shapes within an image can be marked up as rectangle, circle or polygon, and any existing IPTC Photo Metadata field can be added to a region. In addition, two new properties, Image Region Content-Type and Image Region Role, were added to provide characteristics of a region.
Is Photo Mechanic going to support those?

We have no plans to support those at this time.

Related to this: the IPTC website (https://iptc.org/standards/photo-metadata/software-support/#pid13) tells me that Photo Mechanic is only supporting a subset of IPTC core fields, while the IPTC Extension fields in XMP encompass only the IPTC 2008 Standard fields (and not, for instance, the 2014 or 2017 Standard fields). Is there a reason for this? Is there any plan to support the IPTC standard in its entirety?

No one has asked us to support them.  It's a lot of work to do so.  If enough people wanted it then we would likely support more fields.

-Kirk

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Re: IPTC image regions
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2021, 03:32:40 PM »
I would certainly like the "alt text" field to be supported.