Newbie wants to add Comments to Photos

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  1. Bill39

    Bill39 TPF Noob!

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    Sorry if this seems like a dumb question but I am an absolute beginner when it comes to photo editing.

    Do programs like Photoshop or Roxio have the ability look at the properties of a jpeg file and import or access the property fields such as Title, Keyword, & Comments?

    I have added comments and titles to some of my jpeg files but this is kinda like writing on the back of a real picture where you have to take it out of the album to read the comments.

    Conversely, if I add a comment to the front of a jpg file then it is always there. I may want to "turn" the comment off sometime.

    Any ideas on software to do this type of thing?

    Thanks.
     
  2. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Images can store IEXIF info in the image/file data. Download and install Opanda Exif... I believe it comes with an editor.
     
  3. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Only if the Title, Keywords, and Comments were entered into the IPTC fields as part of the EXIF data set.

    I think it will depend what software you used to add that information. I shoot Nikon and when I upload using Nikon Transfer I put that type of info in the relevent IPTC fields and you can do it with EXIF writing software like www.PhotoMe.de . If I were to do it with Windows Picture Viewer, I'm not sure the info would reside in the IPTC fields.

    As far as a caption added to the front of a JPEG, would that be under the image, or in the image?
     

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