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[Originally posted by richardhb on 2010-03-19 07:30:18.599682-07]

Hi ExifTool is great, but I only need to read the keywords and the thumbnail (if any), and write keywords. Is there anything like a subset of the tools?

tia

rhb

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[Originally posted by exiftool on 2010-03-19 08:10:15.748694-07]

The answer is no, but why do you want a subset?
The only thing I can imagine is that you can't spare
the 8 MB of hard disk space required to install the
full exiftool.

- Phil

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[Originally posted by richardhb on 2010-03-19 09:00:44.36653-07]

I guess you're right.
But.

What I'm really concerned about is that writing lists of keywords to sets of files (this is being done on Mac---10.6) seems slow, and my powers-that-be insist that the _original files be moved to the trash (which doesn't help with the speed) maybe I'll have to bite the bullet and get into the perl myself (sigh)

Thanks

It is a great set of routines.

rhb

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[Originally posted by exiftool on 2010-03-19 09:06:18.171344-07]

Use the -overwrite_original option to avoid the "_original"
copies.  To speed things up, make sure your writing is all done in
a single operation (ie. avoid copying tags and using the -if
option because these will cause the file to be accessed twice,
once for reading and then again for writing).

- Phil

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[Originally posted by exiftool on 2010-03-19 09:07:47.022296-07]

Oh yes, and write as many files as you can at once to avoid
to overhead of loading exiftool for each file.

- Phil

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