Batch edit of file info for jpegs.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Skuld, May 8, 2010.

  1. Skuld macrumors newbie

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    Greetings all,

    I have a rather large collection of .jpg photographs (several thousand images) that I would like to be able to batch edit for several of the fields that can be edited in Photoshop File Info:

    Document Title
    Author
    Keywords
    Copyright Status
    Copyright Notice

    I did find an automator action that is called "Write IPTC Tags to JPEGs", but that overrides any existing information, and is therefore not very usable. The images I am working with are taken by two photographers, over the span of several years, and the keywords I would like to apply are very varied, but elements in the images that I want to represent in keywords are repeated. So I have rather few images that would have the exact same info. Hence the overwriting is a big drawback for me.

    Does anyone know of a tool that I can do this with? I would rather not have to work with command line tools. The computer it would be done on is running MacOS X 10.6.3
     
  2. Afterthecalm macrumors member

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    Do you have Bridge?

    You can do a batch edit of file information using the application

    In Bridge, highlight all the pics in question, then right-click and go to File Info and a drop box appears to do what it is you ask for
     

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  3. Skuld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately not. I did, but my hard drive died, and the disk is with my family on the other side of the Atlantic.
     
  4. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

    Flash SWT

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    Photo Mechanic would be my recommendation. While not free it is well worth the money. There is a fully functional trial so you can give it a try for 20 days.
    http://www.camerabits.com

    The IPTC Stationary Pad is what you'd want to utilize.

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