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From Farrukh Najmi <>
Subject Re: [IMAGING] Getting EXIF and IPTC metadata using metadata and image format neutral code
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2012 18:29:21 GMT

An example of a metadata property that has no IIM mapping defined is 
Name: Scene Code, XMP property id: Scene (page 15 of 55 in spec)

On 07/06/2012 02:25 PM, Farrukh Najmi wrote:
> Hi Damjan,
> Thanks for the +1. As I started on this patch I made some observations 
> in the IPTC-PhotoMetadata-2008.pdfspec:
>   * Not all metadata properties have an IIM mapping defined. For these
>     we will have to invent a type code. I propose we assign codes
>     starting at 10000 arbitrarily in such cases
>   * Every field does have an XMP property id at present. I am not sure
>     if there is any guarantee that future fields will have an XMP
>     property id. I think we should continue with XMP property id for
> field but if in future versions there is no XMP
>     property id then the backup would be to use the Name field from
>     the spec
> The only other alternative I can think of for field 
> issue is to use the Name field from the spec which is guaranteed to be 
> present, will never be translated but has the issue that it has white 
> space in its content. My preference is to do what is proposed in 
> bullets above.
> Comments? Thanks.



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