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Meta data facilities for export (author, copyright etc)

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Hi,

 

As you are no doubt beavering away at making Affinity products even better (and I can't wait to hear of any update on any DAM and DTP products, hint  ;)  ;) ), maybe it's time to throw this into the mix: meta data handling.

 

Especially those that work commercially need to make sure their meta data is set correctly as that often influences how the work is archived, retrieved, distributed and sold.

 

This means different things in different formats (in PNG and JPG it would be stored in PCT/EXIF tags, but PDF has quite a few fields too), but there are some common themes: artist/author, copyright holder and maybe distribution.  Where possible a freeform field would be good where the meta format allows, because you could use that for library markings (which could help with a DAM retrieval mode, for instance).

 

To use this, you'd need facilities to set and edit these fields, and a way to template an optional default.  At present there's nothing for that in the AD/AP export facilities so you end up having to reprint/edit PDFs and run the venerable exiftool over images to add the data.

 

Cheers!

 

PS: I'll be in London next week - if any of you guys venture into town I'll buy you a beer  :P


Regards, Binc

 

Warning: dark, twisted sense of humour.  Do not feed after midnight.

Wheat and BS intolerant.  Only use genuine Guinness to lubricate.

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