When I upload images into posts the EXIF/IPTC information is extracted beautifully, but WordPress puts the main body of text in the “Description” field instead of the “Caption” field. I won’t judge the redundancy of these fields, but is there any non-hack way for the EXIF/IPTC caption info to be extracted into the “Caption” field?
The real problem arrises because I am using SlideShowPro and SlidePress to display my images and it displays the “Caption” field and ignores the “Description” field.
Is there something I am overlooking? This must be a common problem because I am running a vanilla install with the latest WP, SSP, and SP. I could hack into the code in several places and fix the misalignment but I would rather have some official fix.
P.S. I think this is a new problem that came with some update in WordPress’s code because I have vague memories of it working before.