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From "Charles Matthew Chen" <>
Subject Re: Is "writing IPTC" a priority?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:49:35 GMT
Hi Christopher,

   There's nothing really blocking my work on IPTC - just finding the
time.  Thanks though.

   The documentation could use a lot of work.  The things I was
planing on doing myself are:

 - Exact list of what features, spec versions, modes, etc. are
supported for each file format.
 - Comparison with other Java image libraries and description of why
and when to use Sanselan.
 - More sample code.
 - Elaborating the FAQ.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Christopher Blunck
<> wrote:
> Ok cool.  I have other work I can do on my project.  I've got my code
> pushing down to Sanselan to pull the IImageMetadata out of a rich byte[] and
> I'm using the ExifRewriter to place the metadata into a naked byte[]
> produced from JAI.  Once your IPTC writing code is done it should fall into
> place.  :)
> Is there anything I can do to take some work off your plate?  That would
> give you more time to focus on IPTC writing which would of course help me.
>  :)
> I was thinking about cleaning up the docs/website a bit.  There are a bunch
> of broken links and whatnot...
> -c
> On Aug 11, 2008, at 4:50 AM, Charles Matthew Chen wrote:
>> Hi Christopher,
>>  Thanks for your interest in the project.
>>  Writing (ie. removing, inserting and updating) IPTC to existing
>> JPGs is under active development (by me).  I expect it to be checked
>> in within the next 3 months at the very latest.
>>  The project doesn't have any formal established development
>> priorities.  I'm personally working on IPTC support, as well as more
>> granular control over reading and writing images, elaborating the unit
>> test suite, improving the documentation, etc.
>>  Thanks for getting involved.
>> Charles
>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 5:31 AM, Christopher Blunck
>> <> wrote:
>>> I just incorporated sanselan into my application and it works great for
>>> enriching images with metadata from another file.  It's perfect for
>>> situations where you have to resize an image but wish to preserve as much
>>> of
>>> the metadata as possible.  The one thing that's lacking is IPTC writing.
>>> Sanselan is able to read the IPTC metadata but it can't write it back
>>> out...
>>> I was just wondering ... is "writing IPTC" a priority for anyone?  If
>>> not,
>>> what are the other priorities?  I'm trying to figure out how long I'll
>>> possibly have to wait for this feature and if it would be worth buying
>>> into
>>> a commercial project if I really need this feature for my application.
>>> Thanks for the great work on Sanselan so far...  I plan on contributing
>>> to
>>> the documentation and what-not as much as I can.
>>> -c

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