Writing Metadata to Photoshop Files

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Is there an application\tool that can write data to a photoshop file?  I want to write a front end application that would allow a librarian to bring up a photoshop file as a thumbnail in a database application and then write the metadata directly to the photoshop file without opening it up in photoshop.

Is this possible?

Question by:oceansupport
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    Is it out of the question to teach them to use Adobe Bridge?
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    That would most certainly be my recommendation as well. Why re-invent the wheel?
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    by:David Brugge
    No doubt Bridge or PS Fileviewer will do the trick, however...
    If you are only concerned with the EXIF metadata (the information about the image such as size, resolution, author, title, and so forth, and if you don't want the librarian(s) to have to buy copies of PhotoShop, you might look at these little utilities.

    EXIFpilot at:

    These little programs are $20 (US) each and let you get directly to the EXIF data. EXIFfarm lets you rightclick the file from windows explorer to edit the data, EDIFpilot lets you sort files by EXIF data and add EXIF data to jpegs that did not contain data.

    I'm sure that there are other utilities like them, but I am familiar with these.

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