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Feature #8698

For another user: Support full IPTC metadata editing

Added by Richard Wonka almost 6 years ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Triaged
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
General
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Start date:
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% Done:

20%

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System:
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

I have found this enhancement request in the comments of a blog entry (on the equaliser plugin):

This comment is unrelated to this specific post, but I have a feature request.

Darktable is coming together nicely with many compelling features and alternative toning methods (as mentioned on this post and others). But as a professional photographer one of my absolute most important needs is complete IPTC metadata editing. Darktable has a few of the most-used fields available, but I use nearly every editable field in the IPTC standard as I annotate images — categories, source, credits, instructions and on down to the IPTC contact info I find critical to let those who find my images find me.

Please continue developing this feature!

Thanks:

meta_asp.jpg (57.6 KB) Jack Tummers, 08/13/2016 11:22 AM


Related issues

Related to darktable - Bug #8539: IPTC metadata from original file not included in exported files In Progress

History

#2 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Status changed from New to Triaged

#3 Updated by Jack Tummers over 1 year ago

I notice it is almost 4 years since the last comment on IPTC. I currently still have to use Aftershot Pro because it deals so well with adding IPTC data. Working as a professional photographer I have to be able to at least add location, country and city too, and this also has to be in the export file. ASP has the option to create several export profiles like Darktable, but within each profile it is possible to include or exclude metadata. This is good, because for publishers all metadata is required, but not for images exported to be used on the web or emailed.

#4 Updated by Jack Tummers over 1 year ago

Just to show how it is currently in my Aftershot Pro install.
Here you can add your own set of iptc fields you want to use and these also get exported (or not) if you wish.
Very usefull for me and for my clients.

#5 Updated by Jack Tummers 6 months ago

I found these pages with information about possible IPTC fields. There are a lot! But not all are necessary and widely used. I think about twenty or so, max.

https://www.iptc.org/std/photometadata/specification/IPTC-PhotoMetadata#metadata-properties
https://iptc.org/std/photometadata/specification/

Most widely used fields in my opinion are (and some are already present in Darktable):
Title
Description or Caption
Creator
Creators phone
Creators email
Creators website
Copyright
Publisher
Date
Identifier or Job ID
Coverage (geografical tags)
Location
City
State
Country
PersonInImage (names of persons in image)

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