Image Metadata Cruncher
Errors on bulk folder-structured media import (3 posts)

  1. CMSSwitch
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for this profoundly useful tool.
    I'm using it to pull prices, product descriptions and menu item ingredients from metadata on food images imported to a restaurant menu and finding it able to accomplish easily what many other plugins I've tried cannot address. However, it's failing to import metadata and it's spitting up errors when used in conjunction with the popular plugin Eazyest Gallery, which was my image display tool of choice for its flexibility, folder-structured imports and for what appears to be a fidelity to the standard WP media approach. (This last point I'm uncertain about, as I have much more familiarity with other software than WP.)

    I'm not writing in the expectation that you somehow magically fix my vaguely described conflict with another plugin, but as a heads-up that this error arises and as a request for guidance in seeking solutions.

    I'm using no other plugins but version 1.8 of Image Metadata Cruncher and 0.1.2 of Eazyest Gallery. This is a single instance of WP 3.5.1 on shared hosting at Dreamhost with the theme set to 2011 and Eazyest Gallery's metadata parsing/display turned off. It's a dev site on which I'm working to deadline, so any links I provided would be unlikely to show a stable illustration of this situation.

    Importing image folders generates these warnings:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/user/subsite.site.ca/wp-content/plugins/image-metadata-cruncher/image-metadata-cruncher.php on line 333
    Warning: array_change_key_case() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /home/user/subsite.site.ca/wp-content/plugins/image-metadata-cruncher/image-metadata-cruncher.php on line 332

    These are my current settings, which work well for standard image import:

    { IPTC:Caption } - { IPTC:Keywords }
    Alternate text:
    { IPTC:Caption }
    { EXIF:Headline @ "/$$" }
    { IPTC:Caption | EXIF:ImageDescription }

    If you have any insights or recommendations for a workaround I would much appreciate your input. If you're aware of robust gallery/bulk-import plugins that cooperate better with Image Metadata Cruncher, I'd also be delighted to hear about them.
    ~ David


  2. peterhudec
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the detailed description.
    I will try to reproduce your behavior and let you know next week.
    As to bulk-import plugins, I have only tried Faster Image Insert which works fine with IMC.


  3. CMSSwitch
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Appreciate the rapid response, Peter, and the suggestion. I'll try faster Image Insert shortly if my current experiments with next generation gallery prove no more fruitful.
    Be well
    ~ David

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