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  1. walkinman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    This might be the plugin I'm looking for? Does it allow you to convert IPTC keywords to wordpress tags?

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/image-metadata-cruncher/

  2. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It currently only allows you to save IPTC keywords or any extracted metadata to custom attachment meta.

    It's actually not a bad idea but IMC does its work when the image is being uploaded and not attached to a post. So I think a more versatile solution would be another plugin that could extract attachment custom meta to any post taxonomy (tags, categories) when it is attached to a post.

    It seems there is no such plugin yet so I will take a look at it and hopefully would be able to do it by myself.

  3. walkinman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Peter

    Thanks ; so, just to be sure I understand correctly, I could add a new field, called Keywords, and use this plugin to extract the keywords from the IPTC data, and import them into the custom field. Then I can effectively use that new field pretty much like I use tags/categories?

    Thanks again.

  4. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes but,

    When you upload an image WordPress stores it to database as a post of type attachment. The attachment post can then be attached to a normal article post.

    If you for example upload an image via media > add new, the image becomes an unattached attachment post and you can attach it later to any article post. But if you upload it via the add media button in the edit post or add new post form, then it becomes an attachment post attached to your current article post.

    Now, IMC would store your Keywords as custom meta of the attachment post and not the article post to which you attach it. You need a way (plugin) to extract and process selected custom meta from an attachment post when it is being attached to an article post.

    Uh that is quite an exhaustive answer :-)

    It seems that currently there is no such plugin available :-(

  5. walkinman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Peter

    I think I understand. So wp attaches the metadata to the attachment post, rather than the actual image file, right? So that would really work if someone wanted to search keywords, and displays the images with those keywords, and be able to browse through a kind of metafolder?

    This stuff is way too hard for me. :)

    Thanks

  6. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey man (I cannot guess your name :-))

    Exactly, wp takes an uploaded image file, creates an attachment post and populates it with data extracted from the file and saves the file to the wp-content/uploads folder.

    The attachment post is the image's representation in the database.

    I'm not a wp expert either :-)

  7. walkinman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hey peter

    :)

    Funnily, I used to sign my posts

    Cheers

    Carl

    and someone actually scolded me for it, saying it's against the forum TOS to post a signature. So I stopped doing that. I bet you can guess my name now. :)

    Anyway, that last post above explains everything, perfectly, thanks.

    Cheers

    Carl

  8. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Carl :-)

    Anyway, your suggestion is worth making a plugin.
    I'm currently working on something completely different but when I finish it I could do it. Unless some other volunteer does it first.
    BTW what a weird TOS!

    Cheers

    Peter

  9. dree2121
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Peter and Carl,
    So glad I came across this thread. I've been searching high and low for this very thing. I have a 400+ jpgs that all have metadata keywords that I want to retain when I upload them to WP. I need the meta keywords to act as tags so that anyone can search for specific images by keyword/tag.

  10. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok guys,
    When there's three of you, I'll do it.

  11. moonmood
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Three! i'm working on a sport site and the photographer has got a big archive of pics all with IPTC keywords and the author have to find theme in media by searching these keywords...

  12. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You shall have it, but it will take some time.

  13. dree2121
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm actually looking for a front-end solution so that visitors can search images by IPTC keywords. Not sure if that was clear in my previous post. Peter, do you think that's possible?

  14. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think this should work for you

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-everything/

    they say that it can:

    • Search Every Attachment (post type)
    • Search Every Custom Field (metadata)

    So if you set up IMC to extract metadata to custom meta it should find it by the extracted value.

    Let us know if it works if you try

  15. dree2121
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ill try that and report back. Thanks!

  16. rescogitans
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been looking for just such a plugin that'll make use of iptc keywords and convert to post tags, FOR several days now. I used to use the yet another photoblog (YAPB) plugin, which, when combined with the YAPB Bulk upload plugin would convert keywords to tags. The problem with that system, however, is that the YAPB system doesn't natively make the image thumbnails it creates available to wordpress proper for use as post-featured thumbnails. An inconvenient situation for one having hundreds of images to upload and having to create separate posts each with its own featured image.

    For further context, I hope to use this plugin we're all looking for in conjunction with the Images 2 Post plugin located here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/images-2-posts/

    It allows you to bulk upload images, set the category,taxonomy, post status, and also set the image as the featured image right there. It'd be nice if the plugin could also take iptc keywords and set them as post tags as it created them.

    I'm curious, does the way I describe using such a plugin match how others might utilize it? It sounds like moonmood and I are on the same page.

    Honestly, I'm not entirely sure how a plugin would decide to add the appropriate tags to a mass of posts after they've already been created by another plugin... but I'm no WP programmer. I think what you've said Peter, about extracting attachment custom meta makes a lot sense to me, and would be the most versatile approach. I hope it's possible to do this, I know that a plugin like this will have MASSIVE appeal to photobloggers.

    I'll follow the thread and hope for some development soon :) I'd gladly put some money up for the time this could save.

  17. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have already started a mental analysis of the future plugin, but currently I'm working on something completely different as they say at Monty Python and must finish that first. I estimate that first version could be out in a month.

    Well you can relieve your bad conscience about my lost time in favor of your's saved by utilizing the neat donation link :-)

    But you don't have to, I will do the plugin anyway.

  18. rescogitans
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where can such a link be found?

  19. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll tel you when the plugin is ready :-)

  20. simasystem
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I look forward to this plugin very much as well.
    Specially if it works with or similar to "image-2-posts plugin".

    Currently trying to convert iptc info to CSV and then import CSV as post!

  21. rescogitans
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Peter,

    I was curious how things were going with the project. Do things look promising for photographers with hundreds of images?

  22. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it does look very promising :-)

    To be honest, there is no progress at all since I was working on other projects which have highest priority for me and it would be irresponsible from me to start another project in my current situation.

    But as I said, I will definitely make it but I need time.

  23. sarahphymn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Add me to the list of super interested people!! This would solve a huge problem on my current project, and I would be sure to hit your paypal button in gratitude. :-)

  24. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey guys,

    Seems like your happy day is coming soon.
    Your dream come true plugin will hopefully be available this week.

  25. simasystem
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks man,
    I can't wait to see this.

  26. rescogitans
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Peter,

    This news has made my week start off very nicely. I'm looking forward to the fruits of your coding, Peter :)

    I've halted all work on the site that I hope this plugin helps me to finally publish. It's sadly just the matter of uploading and tagging years of images. A tedious job that I haven't any intern to assign. So when I say that I've been waiting for something like this, you can believe that I really have.

    By the way, if you need any testing I'd be happy to.

  27. peterhudec
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry guys for false promises. I underestimated the complexity of the plugin a little bit. I should have said "the week after the next week", which is ... now.

    So let me introduce the Attachment Cruncher plugin.

    I hope it will solve your problems. If you have any suggestions or encounter any problems, please open a thread on the plugin's forum.

  28. sarahphymn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh how do I love thee, let me count the ways!

    THANKS, DUDE!

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