Dario wrote:Well, I must say I am very disappointed by the general lack of interest in this matter, about 140 views and just 1 comment says it all about the usefulness of storing/retrieving EXIF data to/from pictures and the disinterest shown by most amateur photographers (as I assume we are) to a neatly-arranged collection of photos.
In the meantime, I have tried using an image-editing ActiveX control which does allow a simple read/write access to most popular EXIF data, yet my slight enthusiasm quickly disappeared as I found out that, even if only changing a few EXIF tags, the entire image must be loaded and subsequently saved back... (NOT a lossless operation! )
So, at this point, I think I will give up my search for software having such a trivial feature, and forget about trying to reorganize old and new photographs. I will continue snapping a few shots and throwing them in my hard-disk for good.
Lemons22 wrote:I REALLY want this feature. WIndows uses EXIF data for tags, and I want to be able to tag my photo collection in a way that's readable by Windows! Simple as that. I want to be able to tag in XnView, then do a WIndows search and get results based on my tags. Why is that so difficult?
It seems to me that XnView is just one of those massive programs that's trying to be all things to all people, so it surprises me that the author is so adamantly apathetic on this issue. It's been brought up multiple times and he just doesn't seem to care.
Because of the hundreds of tags available, it would be extremely comfortable to be able to filter such fields according to one's needs. For example, I would like to be able to select Make, Model and Software fields and have only these three tags shown (and editable) under the EXIF (or XMP/IPTC) tabs, much in the same way I can choose to display these columns in the file browser.
I would like to hear a few opinions about this.
xnview wrote:Writing EXIF is not easy, Which fields do you want to edit?
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