[scribus] EXIF and IPTC metadata inside jpeg-export

William Bader williambader at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 19 03:38:56 UTC 2015

> Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2015 05:36:43 +0300
> From: alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
> To: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Subject: Re: [scribus] EXIF and IPTC metadata inside jpeg-export
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:42 PM, William Bader wrote:
> > gimp can edit metadata under File -> Properties -> Advanced and under Image -> Image Properties -> Comment
> It's worth noting that GIMP will recompress JPEG upon exporting with
> changed comment. This is probably something one would like to avoid.
> > http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/gimp-gets-advanced-exif-xmp-iptc-metadata-support
> The new dialog is only for viewing so far ;)
> Alex

I have gimp 2.8.16 on Fedora 23. I could change the comment with Image -> Image Properties -> Comment, save the image, and see my change with exiftool.
You are right about the File -> Properties -> Advanced. It shows a pencil icon in front of some of the values and lets you change them, but it doesn't save them and writes "Not implemented yet (EDITOR_PROC)" to the console. I just tried it now. I didn't realize that it didn't work.
gimp is probably overkill, but if they are already using gimp to make the images or to add the text, then they could add the exif comment at the same time and the jpeg recompression wouldn't be an issue. Another option would be saving from Scribus in a lossless format like tiff and then opening the tiff in gimp to add the comment.
Regards, William

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