Page 1 of 1

Tags / Keywords

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 07:06
by jdonalds
I'm evaluating XYplorer at this point.

All of my photo files have the names of the persons shown in the photo entered in the Tag filed. That is the Tag filed in the file IPTC fields. I've tried many ways to see those Tags using XYplorer but they never show up. Is there a trick to getting XYplorer to show, and allow editing of, the IPTC Tag field?

I have 50,000 photos and have spent untold numbers of hours entering Tags. One advantage of Tagging photos in the IPTC field group is the Tags are in the photo file. I can mail the photos and the person who receives the mail will receive photos tagged with all of the names of those in the photos (family genealogy work).

The Windows 7 Windows Explorer has the best viewer/editor for Tags that I've ever found. But Windows 7 is losing support as of January 2020 and the new File Manager of Windows 10 totally sucks as a Tag editor / viewer. The worst thing is File Manager alphabetically sorts the Tags - killing my work of entering names left-to-right.

I'm hoping XYplorer can fill this need but so far not as far as I can see.

Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Tags / Keywords

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 07:32
by highend
Provide one of those pictures by uploading it to some file hoster (e.g. drop box or something else) and post a link

Re: Tags / Keywords

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 19:25
by jdonalds
This photo has a Tag field loaded with "Cameron Kelley" ... xO5PjQZNtv

Re: Tags / Keywords

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 20:05
by highend
Try it with a custom column and the exiv2 command line tool (XY does not support decoding the byte sequence for Exif.Image.XPKeywords):

Type snippet; into the address bar and confirm it with the {ENTER} key

Paste this into the new litte window:
Of course you have to change the path to exiv2.exe^^

Code: Select all

Snip: CustomColumn 1
  XYplorer 19.80.0004, 14.03.2019 20:04:02
      $exiv = "D:\Tools\@Command Line Tools\exiv2\exiv2.exe";
      return trim(runret("""$exiv"" -Pt -q -g Exif.Image.XPKeywords ""<cc_item>"""), <crlf>, "R");
Item Type
Item Filter
Add that new custom column to your columns...

Re: Tags / Keywords

Posted: 21 Mar 2019 22:55
by aubrey97
@highend -- I haven't tried this but I'm a little confused as to what it achieves. Without any external software the Cameron Kelly (in the sample picture from the OP) shows up just fine in a custom column Property > Tags -- which is what I use all the time.
20190321 2202 Blatt 1515.jpg
20190321 2202 Blatt 1515.jpg (15.92 KiB) Viewed 334 times
or one could search for these tags, again without any external software with things like