Now reads metadata from several popular file formats, not just JPEG images
New importer to import metadata from various database backed photo management systems (see Add->From database file)
I have tried importing metadata from a CSV file using manual field mapping but nothing is being processed. I have mapped the CSV
to File name, Title, Description. Then I added a few rows of data with the Name field matching the filename, as shown in the current folder, followed by a title and comment field. Each line is terminated with a newline character.
You need to put the images to be imported in the same folder as the .csv file you refer to or in a sub folder thereof.
What are the two presets, PhotoSheetPano and Sellerdeck?
Those are two software packages to manage images that jAlbum has ready-made mappings for. We can add more presets later. Just bring the mappings to me.
Looks like some code isn't interpreting UTF-8 encoded data properly. What API are you using to grab the copyright? (I can't reproduce).
This one is especially strange. It seems to show up only on a Windows platform - on macOS, it's fine. And it appears to be a problem only with EXIF info. I just wrote some IPTC info with diacriticals, and had no errors. I don't have a tool for writing EXIF info, and haven't been able to find one (it's a rare beast, it would seem), so I can test only with André's image file.
When it comes to extracting the metadata, my skins aren't doing anything fancy. For the EXIF Copyright field in André's image, it's basically just:
See here for the same album generated with jAlbum version 13.
You see here also the comments from the EXIF data in the pictures, compare that with the jAlbum 14 version where these comments are missing.
I think the EXIF metadata in André's file is mangled.
I finally found an up-to-date, usable, free metadata editor (Exif Pilot) that allows me to get at those EXIF fields. I put an EXIF Copyright with diacriticals on an image, and the List metadata routine has no problem with it, and it displays properly in the skin (see screenshot).
Then I opened André's image file in that application, and this is what it sees (second screenshot).
Edit: And attached is the file into which I wrote the EXIF Copyright info.
Yeah, I know about that one. Command line? What a clunky mess!
Below are some free utilities which take advantage of the ExifTool engine:
ExifTool GUI for Windows: GUI for viewing meta information with some editing features
Metadata++: View, edit, extract, copy metadata metadata
Auto ISO Tool: GUI front-end for ExifTool to patch Canon ISO information
GeoSetter: Utility for showing and changing geo data of image files
ExifMixer: GUI extension for the exiftool command-line interface
AvPicFaceXmpTagger: Write Picasa 3.5 face recognition information as XMP to your images
FileTagSleuth: MP3, ID3 and EXIF viewer
PhotoMove: Automatically move photos to directories or folders based on Exif date taken
GUI2 for ExifTool: An ExifTool GUI with built-in editor and browser
AutoJpegTrunk: Tool to remove all metadata from JPEG images
AdvancedRenamer: Rename files and folders from metadata
Proxel EXIF Tool: Photoshop plugin based on ExifTool
EXIFCopy: Copy all EXIF information between files
Random Photo Screensaver: Photo screensaver with metadata display
PicaGeoTag: Geolocate your photos http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/