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Offline vinnie

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Import IPTC from list
« on: March 03, 2014, 08:01:37 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'm running PM 4.54 on a Windows 7 PC.

I shoot school photos and I'm looking for a way to add each child's name into the metadata of their photos. I have a list with the filenames and kids names in a spreadsheet. Is this something that can be done in PM?

Thanks

Vinnie

Edit:

A bit more info. Child's name needs to go to the IPTC Instructions field. This is for creation of online proofs. I've found a program that will read the name from the IPTC and generate individual galleries for each child based on this.
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Re: Import IPTC from list
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 09:02:53 AM »
Vinnie,

You can accomplish your task with Code Replacement.  Save your spreadsheet out as a tab-separated text file.  The first column will need to be the filename and the second column will have to be the child's name.  Load the text file into the Code Replacement dialog.

Select all of the photos in the contact sheet.

In the IPTC Stationery Pad's Special Instructions field enter:

\{filename}\

Then apply the IPTC Stationery Pad to the selected photos.

That should do it.

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Re: Import IPTC from list
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 10:14:28 AM »
Perfect  :) Thanks Kirk

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Re: Import IPTC from list
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 03:21:28 AM »
Hallo
does this list import works as well for the camera exif date?

I have about 10 000 scans from old black and white pictures and I would like to replace the scan date in the EXIF date by the date the photograph was taken.


I have list in CVS or xls format. Filenames in one colonne and date in the next colonne.

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Re: Import IPTC from list
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 07:14:53 AM »
does this list import works as well for the camera exif date?

No, the IPTC Stationery Pad's date does not affect the EXIF-based capture time of an image and because it is not a text field, you can't use Code Replacement with it either.

-Kirk