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Offline Rob Hedge

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Entering IPTC Metadata In iOS & Copying It To Photo Mechanic?
« on: January 24, 2022, 12:47:18 PM »
When photographing in the field, I enter metadata such as subject, location, etc. on my phone using Apple Pages and later manually re-enter the data in Photo Mechanic, which is an annoying waste of time. I'd like to be able to enter IPTC metadata into a form on my iPhone and then import my IPTC metadata to Photo Mechanic when I import the photos to my computer/Photo Mechanic.

Does anyone know how to do this efficiently? I should add that I need to do this for an analogue film camera as well as for my digital cameras.

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Offline Mick O (Camera Bits)

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Re: Entering IPTC Metadata In iOS & Copying It To Photo Mechanic?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 09:48:52 AM »
Hi Rob,

I don't know too much about Apple Pages. Can it export your data as a tab-separated value file?  If so, you might be able to save a little time using Code Replacements to apply that data to your files. Though you would have to enter the filenames into your file at some point before it would work.

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Re: Entering IPTC Metadata In iOS & Copying It To Photo Mechanic?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2022, 11:09:59 AM »
Thanks Mick. I'll try Code Replacement to see how much time it saves. Currently reading your Help articles about it, and there are a number of YouTube videos.
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Re: Entering IPTC Metadata In iOS & Copying It To Photo Mechanic?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 05:12:18 PM »
The way I might do it would be to use Hot Codes, but I will admit that the documentation around Hot Codes is not where it should be (We're working on it)

So I made a 4 minute video here where I apply metadata to a set of photos from a spreadsheet, I convert the spreadsheet into a Code Replacement file and  download it as a TSV (tab-separated value) file and load it into Photo Mechanic -- I don't know if you're able to get your metadata into a spreadsheet easily, but perhaps this might help:

https://www.loom.com/share/c5bb9f525cdc4b6c9b521eedb6a107dd

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