Damaged metadata

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AlyssaSear, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. AlyssaSear macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I've encountered a problem while processing some images with exiftool.
    While my Windows explorer (Win7) didn't show any signs of corrupted data, with exiftool I've discovered that the XPcomment tag was corrupted/damaged (it was the tag which I was working with).

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    As you can see on the left the XP Comment tag appear with weird symbols while on the right the explorer window shows the data correctly.

    What could cause this problem and how I can fix it?
    Thanks.
     
  2. needfx macrumors 68040

    needfx

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    I would try some characters in the comment and in an English unicode font instead of Italian in the comment field.

    Something like 16JUN14MON0159 in the comment field

    if this doesn't work, verify if this happens only with images you might have uploaded and re-downloaded images from picasa.

    I'm guessing here, just to be clear
     
  3. AlyssaSear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes actually I had those images restored from an online backup in Picasa and I have to use special characters since in Italian almost every day of the week have a " ì "

    Monday -> Lunedì
    Tuesday -> Martedì
    Wednesday -> Mercoledì

    And so on...

    I can easily write those special characters with exiftool just by setting the HTML language with the -E command.
     
  4. needfx macrumors 68040

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    try it then with simple i

    you can also check exiftool faq here.
     
  5. AlyssaSear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The "i" or "ì" itself its not a problem since a lot of images I have also have it and they're not broken.
     

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