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Can WP extract the IPTC/EXIF caption info to “Caption” instead of “Description”

  • 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.


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  • Bump,

    I’m asking around on other forums and feel like I’m overlooking something.

    Why would wordpress extract the industry standard IPTC/EXIF Caption that is embeded in an image and put it in the “Description” field leaving the “Caption” field empty?

    Bueller, Bueller…

    Im still running into this problem. If anyone else sees it as a problem email me and we can start a revolution



    I’m also curious to know this. So please let me know when you find out. Thanks!

    Thanks, I was starting to feel alone there.

    It is such an odd programming choice. If someone could explain it to me I’d be happy.



    I don’t have the time now, but I think this could be changed/fixed with a little filter.
    filter can be used to filter the IPTC fields, and as a rough guess you should be able to set something like:
    $meta['title'] = $meta['caption']
    or similar.

    Hope that helps a bit.

    Anyone with some insight on this?



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