Embedding descriptions from descript.ion into JPEG comment

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DmDm
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Embedding descriptions from descript.ion into JPEG comment

Post by DmDm »

Is it possible to automate embedding descriptions that are stored in descript.ion into JPEG comments?

I have descipt.ion with descriptions and I need to embed these descriptions into JPEG files.

When I try Edit->Edit Description/Comment... I can copy the description from descript.ion into JPEG embedded comment BUT only one file at a time. If I press 'Write all selected' the SAME comment gets copied into every file, not different for each file as expected.

Is there any solution to this?
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michel038
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Re: Embedding descriptions from descript.ion into JPEG comment

Post by michel038 »

With XnViewMP, you can use "Tools, Metadata, Transfer"

- Select the files you want to update
- Open "Tools, Metadata, Transfer"
- Add target field = "Comment"
- Choose source field : "decription"
... Apply

Try first on a small set of photos to be sure that is the right method.
Then, you can display files in sub-folders : "View" menu , "Show files in subfolders"

For JPG photos, I think that using IPTC or XMP Captions is a more standardised choice for future.
Last edited by michel038 on Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
DmDm
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Re: Embedding descriptions from descript.ion into JPEG comment

Post by DmDm »

michel038 wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:53 pm With XnViewMP, you can use "Tools, Metadata, Transfer"

- Select the files you want to update
- Open "Tools, Metadata, Transfer"
- Add target field = "Comment"
- Choose source field : "decription"
... Apply
That worked! Thank you.
The source field is called 'annotation', by the way, not 'description'.