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I need to batch create a CSV file with Image numbers and "user comment" fields

Started by gness527, June 24, 2022, 10:54:51 AM

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First, I apologize for my beginner level of knowledge.

I am a professional photographer who needs the ability to create a CSV file from batches of image files that contain the file image number and the "user comment" from the exif data. 

I've downloaded Exiftool and ExiftoolGUI and am able to open the GUI window but am lost after that.  Any help that someone can provide with step by step instructions would be greatly appreciated.  THANK YOU!


As per the stickied thread in this subforum, this GUI has been unsupported for nearly a decade.

On the command line, your command would be something like
exiftool -UserComment -csv /path/to/files/ >file.csv

I don't know what tag your "image number" may be.  You should run the command in FAQ #3 to see if you can figure it out.  Once you do, you can add it to the above command after -UserComment with a hyphen before the name.

You can add the -r (-recurse) option to recurse into subdirectories.
Troubleshooting hints:
* Did you read FAQ #3 and use the command listed there?
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