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jmsantos

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Compare metadata
« on: June 10, 2021, 02:23:47 PM »
Is there an option in IMatch to compare metadata of 2 or more images in parallel?
In the screenshot I compare two XMP files in Notepad ++, but look for the option to compare the embedded metadata.

Mario

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Re: Compare metadata
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 03:11:27 PM »
a)  List the metadata of the two files in the ECP (Use the List Metadata preset), copy & paste into Notepad++ and compare all tags.
What are you trying to accomplish? Comparing metadata in different files is nothing that's often needed.

b)  If you are interested in the data of some tags only, use the Copy Data app to copy the file names and tag contents for two or more files into the clipboard to compare them.

c) Use the text exporter to export them and then use a diff tool to compare the output files.

Tip: When you select two files, the Metadata Panel indicates the tags where the files have different values.

Ger

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Re: Compare metadata
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 06:37:32 PM »
Hi jmsantos,

I posted a small app in the app board (still in development) that shows some information of selected images side by side.

Maybe this is a visual comparison that might be a help.

Link in the app board: https://www.photools.com/community/index.php?topic=11414.msg81518#msg81518

jmsantos

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Re: Compare metadata
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:33:03 AM »
In my job, I sometimes have to supervise the work done by other photographers. At the beginning of the assignments, they are asked to deliver some test photographs with specific metadata. After pointing out some corrections, they send back the same or other photos. I thought that such a comparative view could help by highlighting the differences.

The solution of using ECP, copy & paste into Notepad++... is the option I had in my mind.

Thanks, Ger. That app can help a lot, I will try it.