Getting IPTC info from photos & images into MT Assets

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22 Oct, 2010 05:31 PM

Hi all,

Is there a good way to get IPTC info from images META data into MT Assets (e.g. IPTC Document Title into MT Label, IPTC keywords into MT tags, IPTC Description into MT Description)?

Other folks might want Author Name, and perhaps the truly geeky would want EXIF and Geo-tagging stuff, but that's of no use to us at this time.

Might this be possible with the Asset Gallery plugin, etc.? And when thumbnails are being generated, will the IPTC and/or EXIF info be copied to the thumbnail? That might be useful for Google indexing (when Google finally gets around to indexing image IPTC & EXIF info... ;-)

In addition, are there best practices to get this keyword/tag information into img @alt and/or a @href tags related to the image output in the MT generated HTML for SEO purposes?


  1. It's conceivable that someone would want to set the Created Date using the file's Create Date
  2. It's possible we might want to append "(c) Copyright $year $companyname" at the end of the Description
  3. It's possible we might want to append ", $companyname" at the end of the Keywords/Tags

I don't know if this will help, but one of these might prove interesting for this:

  1. 1 Posted by Byrne Reese on 22 Oct, 2010 07:01 PM

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    This is a great idea for a feature. I for one would love to see an images meta data associated and accessible via the asset and all of its template tags as well. Great idea!On Friday, October 22, 2010 at 10:33 AM, [email blocked] wrote:

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Jay Allen on 30 Nov, 2011 07:46 PM

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    We created a new plugin to satisfy Clay's request: Image Metadata Extractor.

  3. Jay Allen closed this discussion on 30 Nov, 2011 07:46 PM.

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