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Saving a jpeg file in PSE after updating title

Feb 25, 2013 8:56 AM

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After updating the file title in a jpeg file, does PSE save the title by recompressing the file using the jpeg compression algorithm or does it simply update the file title without recompressing the file?  Prgressive saves of unaltered files suggest that PSE is recompressing the file each time it is saved.

 
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    Feb 25, 2013 9:04 AM   in reply to Troglite

    moving to the photoshop elements forum from sharing and storage

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 9:19 AM   in reply to Troglite

    After updating the file title in a jpeg file

    How are you changing the file name?

     

    If you are using the Save or Save As command in the PSE Editor, then JPG compression will happen.

     

    If you just want to change the name, and the photos has been imported into the PSE Organizer, change the name using the PSE Organizer function to rename files. No JPG compression happens.

     

    If you just want to change the name, and the photos has not been imported into the PSE Organizer, change the name using your operating system. No JPG compression happens.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:38 PM   in reply to Troglite

    In PSE8, choose an image, right click it and select 'Show properties'. Under 'general' properties type a sample text in 'captions' field. Keeping the file selected, click 'File->Write keyword tags and properties info to Photos'. Now in the properties dialog under 'metadata' pane (can be switched by icons near header in properties dialog), see under IPTC. The caption set will be shown under 'Description' field. Thus 'Description' field is updated without recompressing the file. Please try it for a single file and ensure that it fullfills your requirement.

     

    ~Andromeda

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 8:57 AM   in reply to Troglite

    You might want to try ExifTool, this will probably do what you want.

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 9:24 AM   in reply to dj_paige

    Additional info : the PSE11 organizer has a menu to edit the metadata. You can even select multiple files and update them all in one operation.

    When you open the 'informations' panel, you get several themes in the metadata section. Just right of IPTC there is an icon with three dots which opens a dialog to edit all IPTC data.

    Well hidden, but very powerful.

     
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