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[resolved] image resize and EXIF metadata (8 posts)

  1. adelchi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am creating a website for a client who deals with photographs and *need* the exif metadata (especially for the copyright info) to be preserved on every image in the site. I know wordpress preserves the metadata in the original size image, but it appears to remove it from the other sizes (thumb, medium and small). is there any way to keep the metadata all the way to the end and never loose them?
    thank you

  2. tonlupi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    Did you manage to sort this issue?

  3. adelchi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    no, I didn't and unfortunately nobody answered.

  4. tonlupi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As a photographer myself I am very unhappy to find that this is happening because metadata is very important for EVERYONE that handles images.

    Here are a few reasons why:
    Copyright and other rights associated with the image
    Contact information of copyright holders and licensors
    Image content
    Artworks, buildings and people portrayed in the image
    Search terms (keywords)
    Technical details of the photography
    Rights restrictions for use of the image
    Rights granted under a licence to use

    I had the same issue, which is totally unacceptable, so I did a bit of research. The good news is there is a way to preserve the essential metadata... I hope to post more in the future but for now here is what I found thanks to my photographer colleague at http://www.photometadata.org

    Here's how to fix it: http://www.tuchesaufntish.com/2011/05/27/preserving-metadata-in-images-uploaded-to-wordpress-sites/

    You may have noticed the bad colours on thumbs and poor saturation of your images on WP... I think you will find IM as described a huge improvement.
    Best

  5. adelchi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow, that's great, thanks! exactly what I needed and I haven't been able to find online myself :)
    Now, I only need to figure out how to install the ImageMagik mode, as my PHP doesn't seem to have it :(

    cheers!

  6. tonlupi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's incredible that there isn't more info out there that deals with this issue, that's why I am now going to actively support a campaign for metadata! :-)
    I don't know why people tolerate having their images stripped of essential metadata in this way, perhaps many people don't even realise it's happening.

    I am lucky, my host runs ImageMagick as well as the usual GD.
    Here's someone who had the same problem, there's an excellent comment by David Riecks who has helped me a great deal, hope this helps you too.

    http://www.steveatkinsphotography.com/2011/10/the-old-man/
    or http://bit.ly/t02GZi
    Best.

  7. adelchi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I totally agree with you!

    thanks again!

  8. steveatkins
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here's someone who had the same problem, there's an excellent comment by David Riecks who has helped me a great deal, hope this helps you too.

    http://www.steveatkinsphotography.com/2011/10/the-old-man/

    Thankyou for sharing & supporting this tonlupi. :)

    In the longer term we're working to automatically link the metadata from within the photo directly into the wordpress search engine. At the moment I'm having to link it manually (copy & paste). If anyone has advice please share.....

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