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Categorizing Family Photos & incl the categories in IPTC/XMP Metadata

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:55 am
by frombl
I am a new user to XnView MP.

I am in the process of scanning thousands of old family photos and want to categorize them (by subjects, locations, year/time, event, etc.) so that once I am done I can sort them and send them to members of my family. I have established my categories and subcategories and have begun to apply those to the pictures that I have scanned in. However, I don't know how to store this categorization/sub-categorization in the Metadata? I also now realize that in many cases, I need captions so that others in the family might understand the significance of the picture (for example, "This picture of Aunt ____ was taken two weeks before she passed away". But those captions don't seem stay in the metadata.

I have spent dozens of hours reading through material and watching tutorials, but none of them address the issue I am facing. It seems to me that the "edit IPTC/XMP" portion of the software doesn't work ... and there is no documentation to support it.

Bottom-line, I am lost as to what to do next ... I cannot figure out how to include my categories and captions in the metadata.

Is there someone who could help or provide some documentation/tutorials that would shed some light on this?

Re: Categorizing Family Photos & incl the categories in IPTC/XMP Metadata

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:50 am
by xnview
in settings>Metadata, do you have enabled 'export DB category to XMP'?
How do you enter Caption, with IPTC dialog box?

Re: Categorizing Family Photos & incl the categories in IPTC/XMP Metadata

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:32 pm
by frombl
Yes ... export DB categoty to XMP is checked.

I enter the caption through "Edit IPTC - IIM/XMP

Thanks for any help you can give me ... I am about to give up.

Re: Categorizing Family Photos & incl the categories in IPTC/XMP Metadata

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:24 pm
by xnview
frombl wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Yes ... export DB categoty to XMP is checked.

I enter the caption through "Edit IPTC - IIM/XMP
and IPTC/XMP are not updated?
For categories, you can add categories to files in browser