Bug #8539

IPTC metadata from original file not included in exported files

Added by Russell Harrison almost 9 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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I just noticed that the IPTC metadata present in my source files does not get written to the files exported from them. I use a front end to exiftool to write location data to my files before I process them with darktable. When exporting darktable does write the new EXIF location values to the target file but doesn't write any of the IPTC metadata included in the source file. Even if darktable doesn't change any IPTC data itself it still should copy existing data in the target file.

Related issues

Related to darktable - Feature #8698: For another user: Support full IPTC metadata editingTriaged

Related to darktable - Feature #10430: Include xmp data from a sidecar (if one exists) into the exported jpegFixed04/26/2015

Associated revisions

Revision bbe0466c (diff)
Added by Tobias Ellinghaus almost 8 years ago

See #8539: Copy XMP+IPTC from original file

Still missing: writing of changed metadata into the corresponding IPTC


#1 Updated by Simon Spannagel over 8 years ago

Hi rharrison,

could you check if we're still missing copying IPTC data with version 1.0?


#2 Updated by Russell Harrison over 8 years ago

I did confirm the IPTC data is not exported in version 1.0 as well. Just updated today.

#3 Updated by Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

#4 Updated by Simon Spannagel about 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.3 to Candidate for next patch release

#5 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus almost 8 years ago

  • Affected Version set to git development version
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50
  • Target version changed from Candidate for next patch release to Candidate for next minor release

bc46324d575487a1457aad92d4cd7767f6c1d0c6 is related to this, more to come.

#6 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus about 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #10430: Include xmp data from a sidecar (if one exists) into the exported jpeg added

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