Hi. This is my first time trying to automate something like this, so any help is greatly appreciated. I have about 1000 jpeg files and a text file that lists each file name followed by a title, date, etc... I am looking for a way to automatically write that information to the meta data for each file. Like I said, I don't have experience with this, so I really don't know where to start. Thanks for any help. I'm using Mac OS, btw.
This is a command line program for manipulating metadata. It's the tool I would use for this task. If you have any Unix/Liniux/etc... background it's probably the best route to take. But you can use the XMPScript stuff that comes with PS/JS if you really want to, especially if you want to get familiar with the environment and do more work with it.
Thanks for the referral. A command line tool seems perfect. It's taking me longer than I expected, though, because I have to extract the meta data info from html files. The bash text parsing utilities are not ideal for that, so I'm trying to use python.
Another language alternative would be perl. It's the kind of tool I normally use for this kind of problem and is well suited for processing text files.