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Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:37 pm
by ssrmnch
Hi there.

I've tried different software in order to start organizing 1000s of photos, mostly jpgs, some raw-files, and much fewer video-files. I was happy to find, that XnView has an easy way to add keywords to embedded metadata - for jpgs. I'm aware that raw files and video files (mp4) don't allow embedding (right?).
I much prefer embedding, so not to depend on files to be moved and copied together (and so many files...), but I could live with sidecar files when there's no option to embed.
In the settings, I can choose to create the sidecar files instead of embedding, but it seems to be all or nothing.

Is there a way to make XnView write sidecar files for the raw and video files only?

Tips or any comments are much appreciated, thanks!

Best, Asser.

Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:53 am
by xnview
so you would like to use embedded metadata for format that support (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), and sidecar for others?

Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:24 pm
by michel038
I could live with sidecar files when there's no option to embed.
... a way to make XnView write sidecar files for the raw and video files only
I completely support
Great idea !
so you would like to use embedded metadata for format that support (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), and sidecar for others?
yes

Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:36 pm
by martin10018
xnview wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:53 am
so you would like to use embedded metadata for format that support (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), and sidecar for others?
Definitely yes. The only thing which keeps me from using XnView full time is the lack of the ability to redate and tag (geotag) my video files...

Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:32 pm
by ruebyi
Great Idea!