1 2 Previous Next 50 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2017 3:05 PM by Stephen_A_Marsh

    Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?

    mirzaa26404547 Level 1

      HI,

       

      I just need to create an action that do:

       

      1) read 1st column of CSV file

      2) find the file named the same as the test in the 1st field of CSV

      3) insert all column data into the appropriate meta field

      then save the psd file

      4) export same psd file as a JPG and PNG while maintaining the meta info

       

      Is this something that Photoshop can do that?

       

      Thanks in advance!

        • 1. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          An Action can not do what you want to do. You would need to program a Photoshop Script not record and edit a Photoshop Action.

          • 2. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
            mirzaa26404547 Level 1

            Yeh Mack, I were also thought that this can be done via js coding.... any clue please? I am comfortable with js in Photoshop?

            • 3. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

              Adobe's scripting supports most of JavaScript Applescript and VSB and Adobe DOM covers some of Photoshop features. Where it does not you can use Action Manger Code Recorded by the Sciptlistener Plugin.  So you would use JavaScript normal file system support to read/write your CVS file and Adobe DOM code to read/write  a Document xmpMetadata.

               

              Documantation Adobe Photoshop Scripting | Adobe Developer Connection

              • 4. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                Here you go (I can’t help with all of your request):

                 

                Prepression: Extracting Metadata to .CSV

                 

                (Last paragraph has info on injecting metadata from .CSV)

                 

                Once you have used a Bridge script or ExifTool to import the .CSV metadata into the batch of PSD files, then use Image Processor Pro to create the JPEG and PNG versions. PNG may or may not support the metadata though…what is the exact metadata field that you wish to import?

                • 5. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                  maxwyss Level 4

                  As an alternative approach, you might consider using Exiftool, an extremely powerful command-line application.

                   

                  This is actually what the article referenced in the previous message refers to…

                  • 6. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                    Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                    Detailed instructions here:

                     

                    Re: Need a script to update keywords for 20000 images in Bridge

                     

                     

                    P.S. It is hard to make specific suggestions without understanding:

                     

                    1) Which exact metadata fields

                     

                    2) Seeing a copy of the . CSV data

                    • 7. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                      mirza5313 Level 1

                      Hi Stephen_A_Marsh, thanks for  your interest on this action. here I attaching csv, psd file link for review actually All PSD files generated based on data set to be batch processed and saved as PSD by the name of the field "v_Filename_Extension" and PSD files generated in action contain all the metadata in the correct places as per the csv also All individual keyword PSD files to be batch processed and saved as PNG with metadata

                       

                      Dropbox - master_1920x1082_withVariables_v8.psd

                      Dropbox - MASTER_PSD_META_IMPORT_v8_meta_import.csv

                      • 8. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                        JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                        mirza5313 areyou also mirzaa26404547 ?

                         

                        If so what you posted here look like Data Driven Graphics not anything related the a document xmp metadata.

                         

                        Your CSV first row has 23 variable names however, all of the following rows do not have 23 fields. The last filed seems to be a file path in the rows and would not always match up with the header variable name in column 23. Your PSD template look like it may have more than 22 text replacement layers I did not check all layers the see which are defined as variable for there are things used in the document nor include in what you uploaded to dropbox...

                         

                        Capture.jpg

                        • 9. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                          Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                          Your CSV mostly looks OK, however I think that I can spot a few potential formatting issues and some column headers that I am not sure of in their destination mapping.

                           

                          Are you Mac or Windows based? My guess is Win…

                           

                          First you will need to install the venerable ExifTool software.

                           

                           

                          Next, run the following command line code on a sample file that has metadata in your required fields to find out what the ExifTool metadata fields are titled:

                           

                          exiftool -a -G1 -s "path\to\file\here.psd"

                           

                           

                          Such as:

                           

                          exiftool -a -G1 -s "C:\Username\Desktop\master_1920x1082_withVariables_v8.psd"

                           

                           

                          Or perhaps this will serve you better:

                           

                          exiftool -a -G1 -s -csv "C:\Username\Desktop\master_1920x1082_withVariables_v8.psd" > "C:\Username\Desktop\metadata output.csv"

                           

                           

                          Which should output a text file of all of the metadata in your PSD sample. Then you will need to replace the column headers in your current file with the column headers generated by the ExifTool CSV output.

                           

                          Come back once you have changed over the column headers and we can then go through the other issues that I spotted in your file.

                          • 10. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                            mirza5313 Level 1

                            Here are a variety of scripts the DIY custom meta data is the script that has the ability to do all that I am asking, it just does not work in latest version of Adobe CS bridge..

                             

                            The VRA script also has the same ability, but cant choose which fields to populate so 2nds choice, but they both supposed to read a tab or csv file and find the image and inject meta data...

                             

                            Please review AND tell me any possibility that how can these script works?

                             

                            Dropbox - previous scripts.rar

                            • 11. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                              Paul put his script on GitHub - Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts: Photoshop Scripts make sure you have his latest DIY custom metadata script.  Not though he stated nor of the scripts were tested with CC...

                              • 12. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                SuperMerlin Level 5

                                The DIY Metadata script works fine in the latest version of Bridge. Have you checked the errlog ? Error Log.txt is created in the folder that the script was run.

                                Another thing is that the first field in the csv file must be the file name (no path), you must also select the folder/top level folder where the files reside.

                                • 13. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                  Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                  This is why many use ExifTool, it is highly configurable and is not dependent on having a specific version of Bridge or requiring an end user to understand scripting if a certain field is not available. Whether one uses a Bridge script or ExifTool – some planning, testing and work is required by the end user in order to reap the benefits of the chosen tool.

                                  • 14. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                    maxwyss Level 4

                                    Fully agree with the last sentence.

                                     

                                    Speaking for ExifTool is that it is blazingly fast, and therefore well suited for bigger number of files to be processed.

                                    • 15. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                      mirza5313 Level 1

                                      I just tried to work with ExifTool but i am not familiar with this any idea how to use?

                                      • 16. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                        Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                        I previously provided a link to the installation instructions. Is the software installed?

                                         

                                        If you need help with the command line, then try here (there is also some Mac info there too, despite the title):

                                         

                                        Getting started: Command-line ExifTool in Windows

                                         

                                         

                                        Did you look at my post #9?

                                         

                                        1) In the command prompt window, just type in:

                                         

                                        exiftool -a -G1 -s -csv "

                                         

                                        2) Then drag-n-drop your test file into the command prompt to populate the path to the file, you should then have a result like this:

                                         

                                        exiftool -a -G1 -s -csv "C:\Username\Desktop\master_1920x1082_withVariables_v8.psd

                                         

                                        3) Then add a straight double quote to complete the path (if there are no word spaces in the path, then the straight double quotes are not required):

                                         

                                        exiftool -a -G1 -s -csv "C:\Username\Desktop\master_1920x1082_withVariables_v8.psd"

                                         

                                        4) Next you will need to add a space and then the greater than character and a space to inform ExifTool that you wish to output the contents of the file to a file:

                                         

                                        exiftool -a -G1 -s -csv "C:\Username\Desktop\master_1920x1082_withVariables_v8.psd" >

                                         

                                        5) Finally, you will need to add the path and filename of the .csv file that you wish to output:

                                         

                                        "C:\Username\Desktop\metadata output.csv"

                                         

                                         

                                        6) So the final complete command would be similar to this:

                                         

                                        exiftool -a -G1 -s -csv "C:\Username\Desktop\master_1920x1082_withVariables_v8.psd" > "C:\Username\Desktop\metadata output.csv"

                                         

                                        Windows:

                                         

                                         

                                        cmd-prompt.png

                                         

                                        Mac:

                                        terminal.png

                                         

                                         

                                        7) Then press enter!

                                         

                                        Once ExifTool has created a .csv file from a file with sample metadata, you can open it into a spreadsheet and look at the column headings. Copy/paste these ExifTool column headings into your existing .csv file replacing the appropriate headers.

                                         

                                        Example:

                                         

                                        Your original spreadsheet column V header was titled DC_Keywords and it would be renamed as XMP-dc:Subject

                                         

                                        As I mentioned, after the headings are transplanted, you will have some other work to do as your example .csv is not yet correct for importing as there are issues with the data.

                                         

                                        Please post a file download link when you have copied over the ExifTool column headings into your sample spreadsheet, then we can talk about the other issues in your spreadsheet and how to fix them.

                                        • 17. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                          mirza5313 Level 1

                                          Thanks Stephen_A_Marshfor this detailed instructions, unfortunately I have done at step 7 and press enter nothing happen just exiftool disappeared? I have try till step seven and press enter but no output file?

                                          • 18. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                            Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                            What happens if you just type exiftool at the command prompt and hit enter?

                                             

                                            I am guessing that this is either a simple installation or command syntax issue.

                                             

                                            Did you copy the exiftool(-k).exe program to C:\WINDOWS and rename it to exiftool.exe ?

                                             

                                            Can you provide a screenshot of where you have installed ExifTool and a screenshot or copy of the command text being entered?

                                            • 19. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                              mirza5313 Level 1

                                              Please see snap shot this time when i enter commands and hit enter another message appear also i just copied exiftool to windows directory and renamed... Capture1.PNGCapture2.PNGafter hit enter.PNG

                                              • 20. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                                It appears that you have typed:

                                                 

                                                eixftool

                                                 

                                                When you should type:

                                                 

                                                exiftool

                                                 

                                                Also, only a single set of straight double quotes:

                                                 

                                                -csv "C:\

                                                 

                                                Not:

                                                 

                                                -csv ""C:\

                                                 

                                                 

                                                And finally, ensure that there is a space either side of the > character.

                                                 

                                                 

                                                Be careful with copy/paste from external sources into the command prompt, as straight quotes can become curly, ensure that the quotes are straight. If there are no word spaces in your filepath, then there is no need to enclose the filepath in open/close quote marks, it is just good form to do so otherwise when you do have word spaces you might forget.

                                                 

                                                Once you fix these basic syntax errors it all should work fine!

                                                • 21. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                  mirza5313 Level 1

                                                  Please see snap shot same message, I have uninstalled and than reinstalled exiftool but no change?

                                                  Capture.PNG

                                                   

                                                  After Enter...

                                                   

                                                  after enter.PNG

                                                  • 22. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                    JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                    The message means that exiftool is not installed into your systems environment execution path.  The system can not find the executable exiftool program.  Either add the folder to your system path variable or change directory  to the folder that exiftool is installed in before you enter the the command line command.

                                                    • 23. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                      mirza5313 Level 1

                                                      I have checked exiftool is exist in c:/windows directory path but dont know why exiftool not workng

                                                      • 24. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                        JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                        Did you rename exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe  I have never used the tool I just not downloaded the zip file extracted the file amd rebamed it int my E||exiftool foder I just created. How did you install it into your windows folder show that exiftool.exe is in there and that C:\windows is in your path.

                                                         

                                                        Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15031]

                                                        (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        C:\Users\John J McAssey\AppData\Local\Temp>Echo %Path%

                                                        C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live

                                                        ;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\OEM\DL

                                                        LShared\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\OEM\12.0\DLLShared\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\OEM\AudioCore\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AGL;C:\Pr

                                                        ogram Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\;%localappdata%\Microsoft\WindowsApps;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:

                                                        \WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\OEM\DLLShared\;C:\Program Fil

                                                        es (x86)\Common Files\Roxio Shared\OEM\12.0\DLLShared\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\OEM\AudioCore\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_25\bin\;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QT

                                                        System\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Keditw\;C:\KeditW;C:\KedPro;C:\KeditW\Macros;C:\KeditW\Samples;c:\dosutil;C:\Users\ John J McAssey\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        C:\Users\John J McAssey\AppData\Local\Temp>exiftool

                                                        'exiftool' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

                                                        operable program or batch file.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        C:\Users\John J McAssey\AppData\Local\Temp>e:

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        E:\>cd exiftool

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        E:\Exiftool>exiftool

                                                        NAME

                                                            exiftool - Read and write meta information in files

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        RUNNING IN WINDOWS

                                                            Drag and drop files or folders onto the exiftool executable to display

                                                            meta information, or rename to "exiftool.exe" and run from the command

                                                            line to access all exiftool features.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                            This stand-alone Windows version allows simple command-line options to

                                                            be added to the name of the executable (in brackets and separated by

                                                            spaces at the end of the name), providing a mechanism to use options

                                                            when launched via the mouse. For example, changing the executable name

                                                            to "exiftool(-a -u -g1 -w txt).exe" gives a drag-and-drop utility which

                                                            generates sidecar ".txt" files with detailed meta information. As

                                                            shipped, the -k option is added to cause exiftool to pause before

                                                            terminating (keeping the command window open). Options may also be added

                                                            to the "Target" property of a Windows shortcut to the executable.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        SYNOPSIS

                                                          Reading

                                                            exiftool [*OPTIONS*] [-*TAG*...] [--*TAG*...] *FILE*...

                                                         

                                                         

                                                          Writing

                                                            exiftool [*OPTIONS*] -*TAG*[+-<]=[*VALUE*]... *FILE*...

                                                         

                                                         

                                                          Copying

                                                            exiftool [*OPTIONS*] -tagsFromFile *SRCFILE* [-*SRCTAG*[>*DSTTAG*]...]

                                                            *FILE*...

                                                         

                                                         

                                                          Other

                                                            exiftool [ -ver | -list[w|f|r|wf|g[*NUM*]|d|x] ]

                                                         

                                                         

                                                            For specific examples, see the EXAMPLES sections below.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                            This documentation is displayed if exiftool is run without an input

                                                            *FILE* when one is expected.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        DESCRIPTION

                                                            A command-line interface to Image::ExifTool, used for reading and

                                                            writing meta information in a variety of file types. *FILE* is one or

                                                            more source file names, directory names, or "-" for the standard input.

                                                            Metadata is read from source files and printed in readable form to the

                                                            console (or written to output text files with -w).

                                                         

                                                         

                                                            To write or delete metadata, tag values are assigned using the

                                                            -*TAG*=[*VALUE*] syntax, or the -geotag option. To copy or move

                                                            metadata, the -tagsFromFile feature is used. By default the original

                                                            files are preserved with "_original" appended to their names -- be sure

                                                            to verify that the new files are OK before erasing the originals. Once

                                                            in write mode, exiftool will ignore any read-specific options.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                            Note: If *FILE* is a directory name then only supported file types in

                                                            the directory are processed (in write mode only writable types are

                                                            processed). However, files may be specified by name, or the -ext option

                                                            may be used to force processing of files with any extension. Hidden

                                                            files in the directory are also processed. Adding the -r option causes

                                                            subdirectories to be processed recursively, but those with names

                                                            beginning with "." are skipped unless -r. is used.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                            Below is a list of file types and meta information formats currently

                                                            supported by ExifTool (r = read, w = write, c = create):

                                                         

                                                         

                                                              File Types

                                                              ------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+------------

                                                              3FR   r     | DV    r     | K25   r     | OFR   r     | RSRC  r

                                                              3G2   r/w   | DVB   r/w   | KDC   r     | OGG   r     | RTF   r

                                                              3GP   r/w   | DYLIB r     | KEY   r     | OGV   r     | RW2   r/w

                                                              A     r     | EIP   r     | LA    r     | OPUS  r     | RWL   r/w

                                                              AA    r     | EPS   r/w   | LFP   r     | ORF   r/w   | RWZ   r

                                                              AAX   r/w   | EPUB  r     | LNK   r     | OTF   r     | RM    r

                                                              ACR   r     | ERF   r/w   | M2TS  r     | PAC   r     | SEQ   r

                                                              AFM   r     | EXE   r     | M4A/V r/w   | PAGES r     | SO    r

                                                              AI    r/w   | EXIF  r/w/c | MAX   r     | PBM   r/w   | SR2   r/w

                                                              AIFF  r     | EXR   r     | MEF   r/w   | PCD   r     | SRF   r

                                                              APE   r     | EXV   r/w/c | MIE   r/w/c | PDB   r     | SRW   r/w

                                                              ARW   r/w   | F4A/V r/w   | MIFF  r     | PDF   r/w   | SVG   r

                                                              ASF   r     | FFF   r/w   | MKA   r     | PEF   r/w   | SWF   r

                                                              AVI   r     | FLA   r     | MKS   r     | PFA   r     | THM   r/w

                                                              AZW   r     | FLAC  r     | MKV   r     | PFB   r     | TIFF  r/w

                                                              BMP   r     | FLIF  r/w   | MNG   r/w   | PFM   r     | TORRENT r

                                                              BPG   r     | FLV   r     | MOBI  r     | PGF   r     | TTC   r

                                                              BTF   r     | FPF   r     | MODD  r     | PGM   r/w   | TTF   r

                                                        -- More  --

                                                        • 25. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                          mirza5313 Level 1

                                                          Yes i have renamed exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe and copy in folder and place this folder in c:/windows folder

                                                          • 26. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                            mirza5313 Level 1

                                                            I just checked all documentation regarding exiftool installation for windows and tired stand alone file as well but this tool not working on my pc...

                                                            • 27. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                              If exitfool.exe is in your c:\Windows directory and that directory is in your environment %Path% variable and you type exiftool on a command line you should not get the message that it is not a command or bat file.

                                                               

                                                              Just type exiftool if you get that message something you wrote is not right

                                                               

                                                              Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15031]

                                                              (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              C:\Users\John J McAssey\AppData\Local\Temp>dir c:\Windows\Exif*

                                                              Volume in drive C is OSDisk

                                                              Volume Serial Number is 1A06-AFC3

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              Directory of c:\Windows

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              File Not Found

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              C:\Users\John J McAssey\AppData\Local\Temp>dir e:\exiftool\*

                                                              Volume in drive E is Seagate 4TB

                                                              Volume Serial Number is 18CB-CBF7

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              Directory of e:\exiftool

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              02/19/2017  09:46 AM    <DIR>          .

                                                              02/19/2017  09:46 AM    <DIR>          ..

                                                              02/19/2017  09:39 AM         6,093,423 exiftool-10.43.zip

                                                              02/16/2017  10:30 AM         8,217,468 exiftool.exe

                                                                             2 File(s)     14,310,891 bytes

                                                                             2 Dir(s)  3,443,599,273,984 bytes free

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              C:\Users\John J McAssey\AppData\Local\Temp>

                                                              • 28. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                                If it is in some Folder c:\Windows\Somefolder\exiftool.exe Make sure you added C:\Windows\Simefolder;  to your user id system Payh environment variable.

                                                                • 29. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                  mirza5313 Level 1

                                                                  no exiftool is directly in main folder of c:/windows -Capture.PNG> exiftool also i have see user directory is also show exiftool please see image.

                                                                  • 30. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                    JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                                    Please on a command line type Dir C:\windows\Exif*

                                                                    post the output...  That message states that Windows does not find any EXIFTOOL.EXE or EXIFTOOL.BAT file in your execution path.

                                                                    • 31. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                      JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                                      This look like the Command hung did not complete

                                                                      Capture.PNG

                                                                      This stated the command is not installed

                                                                      after+hit+enter.PNG

                                                                      • 32. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                        mirza5313 Level 1

                                                                        Capture.PNG

                                                                        here is snap shot for result. i have find any .bat file when extract exiftool?

                                                                        • 33. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                                          Right EXIFTOOL.EXE is not installed in C:\Windows it May be installed be C:\Windows\Exiftool\ 

                                                                          The file exiftool.exe is not in C;\Windows\....

                                                                           

                                                                          Add the fildet C:\Windows\Exiftool to your path.

                                                                          • 34. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                            mirza5313 Level 1

                                                                            I think i have put exiftool in folder now i have directly put to c:/windows

                                                                             

                                                                            Capture1.PNG

                                                                            this is after put directly without folder?

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                                                                            • 35. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                                              Now what happens when  you run the command?   This is like pulling teeth.....

                                                                              • 37. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                                JJMack Most Valuable Participant

                                                                                Please try to understand the message states that windows can not find the file exiftool.exe  You now show is in C:\windows  you never showed that windows is in your path by default it should be.

                                                                                 

                                                                                Try this.   At the command prompt    C:\Users\Mirza  Abdul Rahman>         type     CD C:\Windows

                                                                                The command prompt should change from C:\Users\Mirza  Abdul Rahman>   to C:\Windows>

                                                                                Now type exiftool

                                                                                 

                                                                                If you get the message download exiftool again and replace the exiftoot.exe you have ins Windows.

                                                                                • 38. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                                  Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                                                                  Looking at the result of the command that JJ asked you to run, it would appear that you have named the file as exiftool.exe.exe which probably happend as you have your Windows settings set to hide the filename extension (you could change the setting to make invisible extensions visible, however this could lead to issues of accidentally breaking files/apps by inadvertently changing their extension).

                                                                                   

                                                                                  So please just try renaming the file to only exiftool knowing that the .exe executable extension is hidden.

                                                                                  • 39. Re: Action that can read and put metadata from CSV file?
                                                                                    Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

                                                                                    This screenshot shows that there is no program called exiftoolexiftool installed.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Rename the executable as in my previous post to remove the double .exe extension (one visible, one hidden), then back in the cmd prompt type a single exiftool

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