Author Topic: "Bending the rules" -- making an unwritable tag writable (temporarily at least)  (Read 1171 times)


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I seem to recall you could do this with Exiftool, but I've forgotten where the reference was (it may have been in a thread in this forum).

Anyone care to point me in the right direction?

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Adding -m to the command line will allow exiftool to ignore minor warnings.  Actual errors will still be skipped.

Nevermind, misread the question.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 08:19:14 PM by StarGeek »
Troubleshooting hints:
* When posting, include your OS, Exiftool version, and type of file you're processing (MP4, JPG, etc).
* Double all percent signs (%) in a Windows batch file.
* If your GPS coords are negative, make sure and set the GpsLatitudeRef and GpsLongitudeRef tags correctly.

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You can make any tag writable with the appropriate definition in a config file as long as the metadata group supports writing.  See the sample config file for more information.

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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 ($).