Author Topic: "XMPToolkit" tag auto-creation  (Read 423 times)

Juggernaut

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"XMPToolkit" tag auto-creation
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:10:36 AM »
There is a simple .JPG file, and I want to create a "Creator" tag for it.

So, after creation, and after I scan all tags, I notice that not just "Creator" tag added, but also "XMPToolkit" with value "Image::ExifTool 10.99"

and it looks something like this:
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XMPToolkit                      : Image::ExifTool 10.99
Creator                           : JohnSmith
.....

1) why ExifTool behave like this? what is the need for auto-creation for this tag?
2) how to avoid this? yes, I can delete it by command ...

 
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exiftool file.jpg -xmptoolkit=
... but it would be better to avoid it in the process of creation tags I want to.

Phil Harvey

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Re: "XMPToolkit" tag auto-creation
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 08:13:20 AM »
See my other post.

You can use this command:

exiftool -creator=JohnSmith -xmptoolkit= FILE

BTW, ExifTool is the only XMP toolkit I know that will allow the user to do this.

- Phil
...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 ($).

Juggernaut

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Re: "XMPToolkit" tag auto-creation
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 08:19:21 AM »
See my other post.

You can use this command:

exiftool -creator=JohnSmith -xmptoolkit= FILE

BTW, ExifTool is the only XMP toolkit I know that will allow the user to do this.

- Phil

Oh, that's pretty neat! It works.
Thanks a lot!  8)