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Offline motivio

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Batch import metadata from XMP sidecar file to JPG file
« on: January 05, 2008, 10:07:36 AM »
Hello,
I have a few thousand JPG files with XMP sidecar files.
I need to get the metadata from the XMP sidecar files loaded into the JPG files.

Is there a way to do this with my Photo Mechanic in a batch?

Thanks and Regards,
JO


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Re: Batch import metadata from XMP sidecar file to JPG file
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 10:20:54 AM »
Hello,
I have a few thousand JPG files with XMP sidecar files.
I need to get the metadata from the XMP sidecar files loaded into the JPG files.

Is there a way to do this with my Photo Mechanic in a batch?

No.  Photo Mechanic does not associate XMP sidecar files with JPEG files.  XMP metadata should be embedded into the JPEG file.  XMP sidecar files are only supposed to be used for RAW files.  Even DNG files do not have sidecars.

Where did you get XMP sidecar files generated for JPEGs?

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Re: Batch import metadata from XMP sidecar file to JPG file
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 11:27:20 AM »
The files are all generated by a database.
I'm looking at the exiftool right now, which should help.

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JO

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Re: Batch import metadata from XMP sidecar file to JPG file
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008, 11:34:51 AM »
The files are all generated by a database.
I'm looking at the exiftool right now, which should help.

Yes, ExifTool should be able to embed the XMP data from your database into your JPEGs.  Just remember to packetize the XMP data if ExifTool doesn't already do so.

-Kirk