Problems with exiftool under Linuxmint Mate 20

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OnkelTom
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Problems with exiftool under Linuxmint Mate 20

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Good evening,

I would like to request advice or support with
XnView MP Linux, Version 1.3.1 64bits (Oct 12 2022), Libformat version 7.126
on Linux Mint 20.3 Una 64-bit, MATE 1.26.0, Kernel Linux 5.4.0-132-generic x86_64

Have to admit, that I am not soooo deeply into Linux - more or less playing around on a secondary laptop. So please be patient with me. :wink:
I would like to use the included exiftool (v12.25) for modifying xmp-dc:subject and xmp-lr:hierarchicalsubject.

Under "tools-open with-configure program" I added "/opt/XnView/AddOn/exiftool" and then under parameters, added something like
"-overwrite_original -k -xmp-dc:subject<iptc:keywords".

When I try to use that on a photo with e.g. IPTC data in it, it should get copied to xmp-dc:subject, right?
But in my case, that does not lead to anything. Means, nothing happens.
Not sure, if this XnView-related or a Linux-related problem. :?:

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Problems with exiftool under Linuxmint Mate 20

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ExifTool is provided for Windows as a stand-alone program: exiftool.exe . It is then easy to use.
But for Linux, I don't know how ExifTool should be used, if it needs to be installed, and if it needs a library (perl ?)

I hope that a Linux user will be able to answer you.

And your parameters are correct
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Re: Problems with exiftool under Linuxmint Mate 20

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Thanks for your quick answer, michel038!
michel038 wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:47 pm I don't know how ExifTool should be used, if it needs to be installed, and if it needs a library (perl ?)
Thought about this, as well. On the other hand, I can use the standalone exiftool in /opt/XnView/AddOn, when calling directly from the commandline.
Yes, but maybe it needs to be installed system-wide.

Any other hints are much appreciated.
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Re: Problems with exiftool under Linuxmint Mate 20

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For parameters, you should perhaps use single quotes
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Re: Problems with exiftool under Linuxmint Mate 20

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tried single quotes around the complete term...

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'-overwrite_original -k -xmp-dc:subject<iptc:keywords'
as well as around each parameter

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'-overwrite_original' '-k' '-xmp-dc:subject<iptc:keywords'
without luck :(

Maybe exiftool needs to be accessible system-wide or a "rights-problem"
Too much of a noob... :?
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Re: Problems with exiftool under Linuxmint Mate 20

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Another way :

Select photos
Tools>Metadata>Transfer
"Add "
Select XMP Subject as a target
select IPTC Keywords as source
Apply ...