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  • in reply to: Unable To Extract Tags From Images #6814
    Snide Snail

    Further to this I received an email reply from FStop which requested images and on sending images the following.

    “Thanks for sending the pictures. It looks like all these images do not have an XMP section for the tags but they do show in the properties section in Windows. When I add a tag then all of them are written to the file properly (using XMP). See attached. I am not sure how Windows Photo Gallery was writing them before but we only support XMP.”

    This confirms that FStop only reads XMP tags.

    On checking with Exiftool it appears that all the Windows Photo Gallery tags are in XMP. My problem was that because the original photos were 20MP images, I had used Faststone Resizer to reduce the size to something that I could fit comfortably on my tablet. Faststone helpfully moved the tags from XMP to EXIF. They are still in the file and show up in Photo Gallery before I copy them to the tablet but Exiftool shows that they are no longer in XMP format. Hence FStop can’t see them.

    So the real culprit was the resizing. Using Irfanview to resize the 400 odd tagged images kept the tags in XMP format and when transferred to the tablet FStop successfully recognised the tags.

    I apologise for my negative tone in earlier posts. FStop does appear to work as advertised as long as the tags are in XMP format and I did get a reply to an email from FStop support which helped me track the problem.

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    in reply to: Unable To Extract Tags From Images #6808
    Snide Snail


    However I don’t think it’s that straightforward. All my images are tagged using Photo Gallery and the ones that appear with tags in are just some of the ones with the same tag. I can have tagged 20 photos with the same tag at the same time and only some of the tagged photos appear with tags. I can’t find a pattern. As far as I know Photo Gallery stores in the EXIF.

    Perhaps if I had some with XMP tags they would appear.

    GPS symbols are appearing on lots of the photos. I have not checked to see whether they are correct.

    I was assuming that it was something to do with memory usage or storage of a tag file or it’s device related, since as I said a friend uses it without problems.

    I’ve got no response from email either.

    in reply to: Unable To Extract Tags From Images #6801
    Snide Snail

    In a moment of madness I bought the key because a friend said it worked with the key though not before. I loaded in 374 tagged images. I have an improvement on having the tags from only one image visible. I now can see tags from eleven different images. That is an improvement but not what I was hoping for. 363 images are listed as untagged.

    Again I ask… do you have any suggestions?

    in reply to: Unable To Extract Tags From Images #6798
    Snide Snail

    I just see the tags in one image. The remaining 390 images are listed as untagged.

    Since I tagged most of them with MS Photo Gallery on the PC before copying to my Android device (Kobo tablet running 4.1.1) it’s a little disappointing. I’m running FStop, not Fstop pro like the previous poster. There’s no mention that you don’t get to see tags on the nonPro version.

    I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling but I still only get the tags out of one image.

    Any suggestions?

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