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joneall

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Why do Android photos show garbage?
Posted: 30-Oct-2017 09:16
 
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I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this question, but I'll give it a try anyway.

When I import photos from my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 into Jalbum, I see something odd.

On the thumbnail display, below the photo where one usually sees the photo name (IMG005.JPG, e.g.) I see what looks like a display of binary code, stuff like this:

KJK;\
u;�k�_��_��j 7@ӍS�

Double-clicking on the photo brings up a display where the same stuff is in the comment frame below the picture.

If I replace that by something else, all is well and I only see the "something else". But if I ever delete the "something else", the garbage reappears.

Where is this coming from and what to do about it?
RobM

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Re: Why do Android photos show garbage?
Posted: 30-Oct-2017 10:22   in response to: joneall in response to: joneall
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It is probably an issue with the metadata importer. Hover over the thumbnail in jAlbum and from the ‘more’ menu select ‘List metadata’, do you see the same data? You can turn off the xmp data as a source, see
Settings/Advanced/Metadata/xmp

Problems have been reported with the metadata importer and exif data, see these threads for details:
http://jalbum.net/forum/thread.jspa?messageID=320840&#320840
http://jalbum.net/forum/click.jspa?searchID=-1&messageID=318738
http://jalbum.net/forum/click.jspa?searchID=-1&messageID=318492
joneall

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Re: Why do Android photos show garbage?
Posted: 30-Oct-2017 13:19   in response to: RobM in response to: RobM
 
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As you suggested, I looked in the metadata and the garbage was there, in the comment field. I tried to use exiftool (on Linux) to modify the comment field, but that did not work.

Following your other suggestion, I went into Settings > Advanced > Metadata and clicked to use (turn ON) xmp as a comment source. No more problem.

I really don't know what xmp data is. I use exif data which I read in a program which renames my photos to coherent file names. Does xmp have priority over exif for Jalbum?

In any case, thanks for your help.

Edited by: joneall on 30-Oct-2017 13:20
RobM

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Re: Why do Android photos show garbage?
Posted: 30-Oct-2017 14:32   in response to: joneall in response to: joneall
 
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jAlbum will use the first source it finds from those selected, it is recommended that 'XMP' is always checked.
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