Searching Adobe Illustrator (.AI) metadata

Bugs which are supposed to be fixed in the next test version (not available yet)

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MadMapper
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Searching Adobe Illustrator (.AI) metadata

Post by MadMapper » Fri May 15, 2020 10:41 am

Greetings,

I'm new to XnView MP.

I am not happy with the performance of Adobe Bridge CS6 when searching my files using metadata keywords.
I just discovered XnView MP while looking for alternative ways to search (or catalogue) the metadata of Adobe Illustrator (.AI) files.

My question is: Why can Can XnView MP display the metadata that is in .AI files but cannot search it?

XnView MP is successfully displaying the keyword metadata I add to my .AI files using Adobe Illustrator's File info tool, but doesn't seem to be able to find it in metadata searches (Ctrl+F). XnView MP does, however, find the metadata in raster images created with Adobe Illustrator.

The most important metadata for my purposes is that, which using Adobe Illustrator, I enter under File>File info>Description>Keywords.
In XnView MP this same metadata is listed in the Info window under Exiftool>XMP>Subject.

When I want to search the metadata in my collection of .AI files using XnView MP, I go Tools>Search (Ctrl+F), and add a search category "XMP:SUBJECT".

As I said, the results only include raster images. The search function does not list any .AI files.

Am I doing something wrong, or is there a setting I need to change?

Thanks in advance,
MadMapper

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Re: Searching Adobe Illustrator (.AI) metadata

Post by xnview » Fri May 15, 2020 12:44 pm

could you send me an .ai files with metadata?
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Re: Searching Adobe Illustrator (.AI) metadata

Post by MadMapper » Mon May 18, 2020 1:27 pm

Thanks Pierre,

I have sent you an e-mail with the requested files.

Thanks,
MadMapper

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Re: Searching Adobe Illustrator (.AI) metadata

Post by xnview » Mon May 18, 2020 1:54 pm

Thanks, i'll add support.
See issue for current status and some details.
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Re: Searching Adobe Illustrator (.AI) metadata

Post by MadMapper » Tue May 26, 2020 9:43 am

Thanks for the update Pierre.
I followed your issue link.
It looks like the problem will be fixed in the next version of XnView MP.
Looking forward to it.

Best,
MadMapper

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