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Offline smashphotos

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free IPTC reader?
« on: September 12, 2008, 06:36:14 PM »
I am shooting some school sports stuff and submitting to a small community newspaper whose news editor uses a 10 year old Mac (that's what they told me) and they use their finder to look at photos.

They need a file viewer that can read standard IPTC data (to be able to read my PM IPTC files). Are there any FREE programs for mac that show this data?

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Re: free IPTC reader?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 02:39:42 PM »
For me it works with Preview but mine is a newer Mac. You may try to check out http://osx.iusethis.com/search?q=iptc you may search on any program it has some great suggestions.
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Re: free IPTC reader?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 04:00:21 PM »
For me it works with Preview but mine is a newer Mac. You may try to check out http://osx.iusethis.com/search?q=iptc you may search on any program it has some great suggestions.

They're probably using Mac OS 9 which won't run any Mac OSX apps.

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Re: free IPTC reader?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 04:40:38 PM »
My contact mentioned that she was using an older mac, so I assume you're right.

Any other ideas, short of them buying the program?

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Re: free IPTC reader?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 06:16:56 PM »
My contact mentioned that she was using an older mac, so I assume you're right.

Any other ideas, short of them buying the program?

We do have a really old version of Photo Mechanic (3.2.7) that runs on Mac OS 9.  We don't sell it online anymore but you could have them call 503-547-2880 and I'm sure they could purchase it.

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