7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 27, 2013 7:20 PM by drpelican RSS

    loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge

    drpelican

      I've noticed that after loading metadata into photos opened in PS (cs5) that when checking the "file info" for that photo, the metadata isn't showing up. Wonder what I should do differently?

        • 1. Re: loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge
          Curt Y Community Member

          what metadata are you working with?

          • 2. Re: loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge
            Omke Oudeman Community Member

            what metadata are you working with?

             

             

            And in addition to this, what do you mean with loading? normally you select one or more files you want to add IPTC to the metadata panel IPTC Core section and when done be sure to apply the data and let Bridge finish saving it to the files.

             

            In PS be sure to select the correct fields in the File Info.

             

            And do you have read and write permissions to alter the files?

            • 3. Re: loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge
              drpelican Community Member

              Thanks for your reply.

               

              After posting the question, I learned that "File Info" seems to a DIFFERENT metadata set than the IPTC set.

               

              I had used Bridge to load (i.e. fill in) data in fields including keywords, title, description, copyright status, copyright notice, rights usage terms, city and so on. After doing this, I checked the "apply" check mark at the bottom of the metadata window, and I assumed that those values would populate the matching fields when I checked the File Info when the same photo was open in PS - but no.

               

              Does checking the "apply" check mark actually SAVE the photo with the newly applied metadata?

              • 4. Re: loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge
                Curt Y Community Member

                If not using the File Info in Bridge to add these fields where are you adding them?

                • 5. Re: loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge
                  drpelican Community Member

                  I'm using the Metadata template.

                  • 6. Re: loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge
                    Omke Oudeman Community Member

                    Does checking the "apply" check mark actually SAVE the photo with the newly applied metadata?

                     

                     

                    It took me a while to understand your workflow but you seem to use the metadata workspace and with apply you mean the tiny green checkmark icon bottom right in the metadata panel, which is not the same as a template btw, you can create a template with basic info using the little menu icon top right in the metadata panel. Changing this template every time would not be needed if you use the panel itself on multiple selected files.

                     

                    You can either choose to add the template upon import using Photodownloader or select the files and choose add template from the same drop down menu top right of the panel.

                     

                    Then you can use the fields in the panel itself to add extra data (besides the basic copyright info e.g added with the template) for the selected files in one go or select a given number that needs other info.

                     

                    I never used it that way before but yes, when having filled all the wanted fields with your custom data you can indeed use the green checkmark and this should save the info to the files that are selected.

                     

                    You have to have read and write permissions and the files shouldn't be locked.

                     

                    But instead of the tiny icon in the metadata workspace (to my opinion a next to useless default workspace that can't be altered the way it should be possible) I always use my custom workspace (large preview, large content panel with larger thumbs, a column with folders, filter collections and favorites and a metadata panel with IPTC core in view) and after having filled the lines I want I hit the enter key to save the changes.

                     

                    As said, only the selected files are saved with the data and you have to wait for the activity bar (bottom left) to finish the job before starting a new one because sometimes this causes half of the the files not being saved with the correct and complete info.

                    • 7. Re: loading metadata via iptc core using Bridge
                      drpelican Community Member

                      Thanks for your detailed reply! I'll try your workflow approach too.