[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #7580: Use Exif description to autofill the caption

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Sun Jul 11 14:17:42 UTC 2010

#7580: Use Exif description to autofill the caption
 Reporter:  mrmax           |        Type:  feature request
   Status:  new             |    Priority:  high           
Milestone:  Future Release  |   Component:  Upload         
  Version:  2.6             |    Severity:  normal         
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |  
Changes (by RanYanivHartstein):

 * cc: RanYanivHartstein (added)


 IPTC metadata can also be better handled.

 Picasa saves image captions created by users in the IPTC Caption field. In
 Picasa, this is called "Make a Caption!".

 However, when uploading these images, WP uses the IPTC Caption field for
 the Image Title field, and the Caption field remains empty.

 Since Picasa is a very popular photo management tool, and since it the
 IPTC Caption field sounds like a good candidate for being used as an image
 caption in WP, I believe it would make sense to use data from the IPTC
 Caption field to auto-fill the Caption field on WP.

 To reproduce this, use Picasa to add a caption to an image and upload that
 image to WP install. I was able to reproduce this on WP 3.0.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7580#comment:8>
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