[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32378: Image Uploads automatically puts "Olympus Digital Camera" as caption

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#32378: Image Uploads automatically puts "Olympus Digital Camera" as caption
 Reporter:  vparkhere                            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  feature request                      |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Future
                                                 |  Release
Component:  Media                                |     Version:  4.2
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-unit-tests has-   |     Focuses:
  patch                                          |
Changes (by dmsnell):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix


 I propose that we close this issue as `wontfix` because we've considered
 it for four years and have been unable to come up with a solution. in all
 likelihood my patch will never be modified to replace other EXIF tags and
 this is likely just incidental to one behavior on the Olympus cameras that
 won't be a running issue into the future.

 If we //do// want to fix this then I propose we create a new ticket that
 hard-codes the Olympus behavior and makes for a tiny simple patch, even if
 it leaves such a tombstone of hard-coded exception in the image handling
 code forever.

 @vparkhere and others, do we feel like this continues to be problematic
 enough that it warrants the fix?

 @tpnotes one thing that can be overlooked here is that while certain
 professional and enthusiast photographers will be choosing their data
 intentionally (though who would actually name their file `OLYMPUS DIGITAL
 CAMERA` - I think that's a non-point) it's actually something people have
 been confused about and raised as an issue that unintentionally their
 photos got this strange name. in other words, the system seems to making
 it hard for people who are less aware to know "what she/he is uploading"
 and this patch is an attempt to address that failure.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32378#comment:22>
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