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rwells1938

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running efiftool
« on: February 09, 2012, 12:46:11 PM »
I am trying to learn how to use the tool and am using terminal mode on a mac with lion

I key this into the terminal window then press the return key

exiftool -use MWG -enveloperecordversion=4 -City="Lexington” -Copyright="Roger W. Wells" -Country="United States" -Creator="Roger W. Wells” -Description="Roger Wayne Wells (W1)” -Keywords="Genealogy“ -Location="3316 Mathern Trail” -Orientation="1” -Rating=1 -State="Kentucky” /Users/rogerwells/Desktop/MetadataProject/ATT2.jpg

I get this back:

Last login: Thu Feb  9 12:27:00 on ttys000
Rogers-iMac:~ rogerwells$ exiftool -use MWG -enveloperecordversion=4 -City="Lexington” -Copyright="Roger W. Wells" -Country="United States" -Creator="Roger W. Wells” -Description="Roger Wayne Wells (W1)” -Keywords="Genealogy“ -Location="3316 Mathern Trail” -Orientation="1” -Rating=1 -State="Kentucky” /Users/rogerwells/Desktop/MetadataProject/ATT2.jpg
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I was expecting it to make a duplicate of ATT2.jpg and then change ATT2.jpg but nothing happens except I get back the above back so I must be doing something wrong.

If I key in exiftool  /Users/rogerwells/Desktop/MetadataProject/ATT2.jpg and press the return key I get back the list of the metadata information like I expect.

Hopefully someone can set me straight.

Thanks
Rogerf

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Re: running efiftool
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 01:05:10 PM »
Hi Rogerf,

Everything looks good except for the funny quotes in your post.

Try copying and pasting this into your terminal window:

Code: [Select]
exiftool -use MWG -enveloperecordversion=4 -City="Lexington" -Copyright="Roger W. Wells" -Country="United States" -Creator="Roger W. Wells" -Description="Roger Wayne Wells (W1)" -Keywords="Genealogy" -Location="3316 Mathern Trail" -Orientation="1" -Rating=1 -State="Kentucky" /Users/rogerwells/Desktop/MetadataProject/ATT2.jpg
(click "[select]" above, then copy and paste into Terminal)

If this doesn't work, try a simple "exiftool -ver" and tell me what happens.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

rwells1938

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Re: running efiftool
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 01:17:38 PM »
Your right it is the funny quotes.


Thanks I will return I am sure with other questions.

Roger