Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Bugs which are supposed to be fixed in the next test version (not available yet)

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ssrmnch
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Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Post by ssrmnch »

Hi there.

I've tried different software in order to start organizing 1000s of photos, mostly jpgs, some raw-files, and much fewer video-files. I was happy to find, that XnView has an easy way to add keywords to embedded metadata - for jpgs. I'm aware that raw files and video files (mp4) don't allow embedding (right?).
I much prefer embedding, so not to depend on files to be moved and copied together (and so many files...), but I could live with sidecar files when there's no option to embed.
In the settings, I can choose to create the sidecar files instead of embedding, but it seems to be all or nothing.

Is there a way to make XnView write sidecar files for the raw and video files only?

Tips or any comments are much appreciated, thanks!

Best, Asser.
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xnview
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Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

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so you would like to use embedded metadata for format that support (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), and sidecar for others?
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Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

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I could live with sidecar files when there's no option to embed.
... a way to make XnView write sidecar files for the raw and video files only
I completely support
Great idea !
so you would like to use embedded metadata for format that support (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), and sidecar for others?
yes
martin10018
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xnview wrote: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:53 am so you would like to use embedded metadata for format that support (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), and sidecar for others?
Definitely yes. The only thing which keeps me from using XnView full time is the lack of the ability to redate and tag (geotag) my video files...
ruebyi
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Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

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Great Idea!
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Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Post by Bob_in_MA »

I wanted to add my vote for this.

I'm using XnView to sort and categorize photos, raw and jpeg. Then a few of the raw I take to CaptureOne to edit. If the sidecar is there, CaptureOne inherits all the categories, rating, etc. But if add sidecar is always on, it produces a lot files for the jpegs that serve no purpose.

BTW, I'm really impressed with the feature set. Every time I come to a point where i wish it had something, I dig a little and find that it does.
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Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Post by Franky »

This function is in the todo list... here
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Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello,

+1 !

Thanks for listening
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Re: Metadata in sidecar only for selected filetypes?

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See issue for current status and some details.
Pierre.