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herb
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Question to Settings -> Comment

Post by herb »

Hello Pierre,

In Settings-Window: Metadata -> Encoding there are 2 fields to select enconding of IPTC/IIM metadata and also of Comment.

Now it is not clear to me which field(tag) you mean with Comment:
In case it is Exif-tag 0x9286 UserComment the encodings a user can select are wrong:
As far as I know this tag does only allow encoding ASCII and UNICODE (UCS-2) and no other.

In case it is another field I need a private lesson.

Thanks for the new version 0.94.1 and
Best regards
Herb
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michel038
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Re: Question to Settings -> Comment

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Last edit 24/11 13h50 GMT

To read these fields in XnViewMp, see "informations" pane
- in the first tab you can see "Annotation" for decript.ion file and "Embedded comment" is the other field

(French : "Mémo" affiche le contenu de decript.ion, et "commentaire intégré" est l'autre champ)

ExifTool tab shows embedded comment in "File:comment" field.
It seems to be a "File" metadata, different from exif:xpcomment
(descript.ion is not shown by ExifTool, it's not a metadata)


For Embedded comment, I must select "Utf 8" encoding to display correct french accented letters .

I tried "Tools, Metadata, Transfer" , target= Exif XpComment, source = Image comment (=embedded comment) ... apply
This works fine, ExifTool shows french accented letters in exif:XpComment field...

French :
Choisir UTF8 (outils options métadonnées encodage) pour le commentaire.
L'utilisation de "Outils, métadonnées, transférer, cible= Exif XpComment, source= Commentaire utilisateur
Permet de copier le commentaire intégré dans exif:xpComment avec les caractères accentués.
Notez que le nom change selon l'endroit :( commentaire utilisateur = commentaire intégré, Mémo = Annotation=descript.ion
herb
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Re: Question to Settings -> Comment

Post by herb »

Hello,

thanks michel038 for your detailed explanations.
Now I know that comment is stored in tag: -file:comment (so called in Exiftool documentation) and this tag is handled transparently by Exiftool.

Best regards
herb
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