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Do any of the current Affinity products provide a mechanism for extracting metadata from tiff/jpeg files that can then be used to generate captions or other text objects? 

The old Lightroom, for example, had some support for extracting metadata from images and using that data to format captions ... this was useful for creating slideshows and generating captions for books. 

Perhaps this feature is available in some other Affinity Product (Designer)?

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Okay. What if I use a tool, such as ExifTool to extract information from the desired images. Would those data need to be converted into RTF (or a similar) format to be dragged or imported into Textfields that would reside within Publisher (in other words: I might be able to drag text from structured files created by a third-party application). I'm asking because the metadata in question contains foreign syntax marks and GPS data.

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1 hour ago, Wosven said:

But APub photo persona is bugged and display nothing, the pic being in a frame or not:

Your Publisher document does not have any metadata.

The embedded or linked image file may have metadata. You'll need to use the Edit Image button, or double-click its layer in the Layers panel, and open it as an editable document. Then if the image has metadata you will find it in the Photo Persona.

-- Walt

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   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
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Again, those metadata are specific to images (Exif, IPTC, RAW, etc.), and can't apply to a document, when usually those contain different images.

The fields about the document should be in the Publisher persona, specifically in the fields panel, where one day we'll be able to add the fields we need.

  

6 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

or double-click its layer in the Layers panel, and open it as an editable document.


That's a trick for now, but it's a bad workflow that need improvement :)

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18 minutes ago, Wosven said:

Again, those metadata are specific to images (Exif, IPTC, RAW, etc.), and can't apply to a document, when usually those contain different images.

In the Metadata panel:

  • EXIF data and IPtC(Image) seem specific to images.
  • IPTC (Contact), Rights, and Details are not necessarily limited to images, and could be relevant to anything. You could add the IPTC (Contact) and Rights fields to your Publisher document if you wanted to.
  • Raw details (not RAW) is simply the raw XML form of the complete metadata.

The Metadata panel is specific to the document, not to a selected layer.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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8 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

IPTC (Contact), Rights, and Details are not necessarily limited to images, and could be relevant to anything. You could add the IPTC (Contact) and Rights fields to your Publisher document if you wanted to.

You can add data everywhere, but usually there's a specific text frame in a document with those data, we call it "ours" in French, no need to export as image to read them. No one will think to read such metadata in a document.

But the metadata panel can answer an important need, that's why it would be more usefull if modified. As it is now, it's back to 90’ applications, needing other tools or long tricks to achieve usual tasks.

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1 hour ago, Wosven said:

that's why it would be more usefull if modified.

Feel free to add a Feature Request (or find one to concur with).

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 20H2 (19042.685),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop (2021-04-06):  32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz
, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.4.1048 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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