XMP and/or IPTC: set some required metadata fields...

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Gerald_Ire
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XMP and/or IPTC: set some required metadata fields...

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Hello to all XNViewers, I'd like to setup some XMP and/or IPTC metadata fields in that way that they are required before saving on server or sending via ftp...

Is there an option for that?
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Re: XMP and/or IPTC: set some required metadata fields...

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Let me explain what I'm looking for:

Metadata of an image contains in my view three parts:
  • image content
  • image rights
  • image administration for a database
So some of metadata fields are:
  • obligatory or desired
  • not relevant or not given
Q#1: If someone has to write metadata, how can I lead them to the obligatory and desired metadata field?

Q#2 Is there a chance to extend the code in iptc.ini or xmp.ini for such a function?

"field is ok"-code = field isnt empty = OK
"field is requiered"-code = field is empty = Warning/Error
Last edited by Gerald_Ire on Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:44 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: XMP and/or IPTC: set some required metadata fields...

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My personal wish list for iptc/xmp:

image content:
iptc / xmp
092 Sublocation
090 City
095 State/Province
101 Country
020 Supl.Category
025 Keywords
105 Headline
120 Caption-Abstract

image rights:
iptc / xmp
040 Specl.Instructions
080 By-line
110 Credit
115 Source
116 Copyright Notice
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Re: XMP and/or IPTC: set some required metadata fields...

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Some screenshots of xmp-metadata fields:

Location of the image has been taken:

20230124_XnViewMP1-4_Metadata_requiered_003670.png
Copyrights of the autor / creator / photographer:

20230124_XnViewMP1-4_Metadata_requiered_003667.png
Suppl. Category: sometimes used for image content and/or administration

20230124_XnViewMP1-4_Metadata_requiered_003666.png
Image content part one:

20230124_XnViewMP1-4_Metadata_requiered_003665.png
Image content part two:

20230124_XnViewMP1-4_Metadata_requiered_003664.png
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