Wow, what a douchey post.
>> Does coldFusion really provide no way to write out IPTC data to image files? (that seems really short sighted)
Does it? Does PHP (ok, maybe PHP does do that. But I stand by the rest of what I said.) build in this functionality? Python? Ruby? Java? Geez, the world is filled with short-sighted idiots, isn't it?
Most developers, when a platform doesn;t have what they are looking for will seek solutions in available libraries and open source projects. Some developers will write the functionality themselve. And, I guess, some will throw a ***** fit and call other developers anmes and act like a petulant child.
I bet there is a simple Java lib out there that will do exactly what you want. And in the meantime a politely worded request to Adobe to add the functionality is future versions would probably go a lot further than this little display of dumbassitude.
>> It seems like even a retarded monkey would have written functions to READ and WRITE iptc tags.
You're right. The outcry for this functioanlity has been tremendous. The message boards have been FLOODED with requests for this for almost 10 minutes. Additionally, I cannot believe that ColdFusion has no funcitonality for folding my laundry either.
>> Adobe .. please stop failing on basic functionality like this.
nizlet... please stop failing at being a decent human being with any common courtesy.
It would be sweet if CF folded my laundry agreed.
Okay .. so I'm a douchey petulant child. My fail is evident.
You're clearly better than me, so perhaps you can point to a library or post on how to write IPTC tags via coldFusion?
It just seemed odd that Adobe would include a function for reading data, without also providing a function for writing data.
Jason, whilst I agree with the general gist of your response, it does seem a bit odd to me that CF provides a function to read the data (imageGetIPTCMetadata()), but not to write it. That seems a bit limp.
However let's not dwell on that sort of thing... nizlet, if you get a grip, why don't you raise a ticket to get the situation sorted out: https://bugbase.adobe.com/
>> You're clearly better than me, so perhaps you can point to a library or post on how to write IPTC tags via coldFusion?
API docs for needed Class
You want me to write the code for you too?
It looks like, until recently, that there were no libraries for writing the data using Java.
I suspect Adobe simply used what was available to add what functionality they could but did not deem it worth the time to write, from scratch, what was not available at the time.
I didn't say yours was the first. I said that yours began the flood of them. It was sarcasm.
So two requests in 3 years. Wow! What was Adobe thinking?
P.S. The above is your cue to go waste more time trying to find additional requests to prove that my statement about 2 requests in 3 years is false. Because clearly nitpicking at irrelevant facts will win you this argument and your integrity.
i do appreciate you including links for working towards a solution.
I did search for a while for "IPTC coldfusion" but found only partially completed libs, or 3rd party applications costing lots of $$$.
I've just grown accustomed to CF having all sorts of killer built in functionality, since its not free like PHP, or one of the many other open source solutions.
again, thanks for the links
I just wanted a solution to something that seemed like it should be straight forward.