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update iptc title and subject
« on: May 04, 2015, 05:11:05 PM »
I'm trying to update the iptc title and subject from the headline field. I cant seem to get the format quite right
exiftool.exe "-iptc:Title<Headline"  IMG_0253.JPG
Warning: Tag 'iptc:Title' does not exist - IMG_0253.JPG
Warning: No writable tags set from IMG_0253.JPG
    0 image files updated
    1 image files unchanged

Doing this works:
exiftool.exe "-Title<Headline"  IMG_0253.JPG

Many thanks.

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Re: update iptc title and subject
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 06:30:07 PM »
Searching Phil's documentation, there is no iptc title.  There is an xmp title.

edit  ...

Same for subject.  There is an xmp subject.

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Re: update iptc title and subject
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 07:40:08 PM »
This will be an ongoing source of confusion.

IPTC changed from the IIM format to XMP a while back.  ExifTool (unfortunately) called the IPTC IMM "IPTC", whereas now Adobe is writing IPTC in XMP format, and calling this "IPTC".


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