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jlocicero

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convert iPhoto title to Picasa caption
« on: May 20, 2014, 10:29:38 PM »
How can I copy iPhoto titles to Picasa captions? I have found many examples of the opposite, such as this one: https://exiftool.org/forum/index.php?topic=4663.msg22253#msg22253

I want to go the other direction, from iPhoto to Picasa. I have no scripting skills. Can anyone please help?

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Re: convert iPhoto title to Picasa caption
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 07:20:14 AM »
To go the other direction from this:

exiftool "-iptc:caption-abstract<xmp:description" some.jpg

you do this:

exiftool "-xmp:description<iptc:caption-abstract" some.jpg

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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 ($).

jlocicero

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Re: convert iPhoto title to Picasa caption
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 03:40:01 PM »
Thank you for your response, Phil! That helped me with the syntax, but it didn't work until I found out where iPhoto writes titles using exiftool -a -G -s image.jpg.

So the command I ended up using was:

exiftool "-iptc:caption-abstract<xmp:title" some.jpg

This works just fine for pictures. I hoped it would also work for movies, but no luck. I can't even find out where iPhoto writes the titles of movies. (exiftool -a -G -s movie.mp4 didn't work.)

Any ideas where iPhoto stores movie titles?

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Re: convert iPhoto title to Picasa caption
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 04:54:40 PM »
No idea, but unless it is in XMP then you will be out of luck, because (except for some date/time tags) ExifTool only writes XMP to MP4 videos.

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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 ($).

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Re: convert iPhoto title to Picasa caption
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 05:54:09 PM »
I think I'm out of luck, then. But I'm still farther along than I was. Thanks again!