Mel Posted October 8, 2015 Report Share Posted October 8, 2015 I desperately need to clean-up my chaotic tagging system. After reading a lot and trying various scenarios I sat down and made a system working quite weel for my needs. Now the problem is that I cannot get rid of some metadata values assigned previously to my photos in Daminion: label, catalog, and collection. What I did: - Manually changed the label color to "none". - Deleted the redundant names in the left pane. - Clicked the red cross mark in the right pane, clicked Save. - Deleted photos from catalog. - Created a new Daminion catalog from scratch. - Imported photo files (jpg) that I cleaned in the above procedure. Unfortunately, all previously removed values were present again. Not good. ExifTools reveals that the collection names are hidden under "XMP-mwg-coll, CollectionName" field , label color under "XMP-xmp, Label" filed. And a new discovery - my custom tag value resides in file's "XMP-daminion" field. A short experiment shows that when I define a new custom tag with the same name in a new Daminion catalog, the value written to jpg file will not be read by Daminion. It remains in a field that is difficult to clean without other specialized software. While it is great that Daminion writes the values maintaining compatibility with other applications, I am seriously afaid that I loosed control of what data and where is written. I don't want my temporary keywords, notes and remarks written in custom tags, etc. to spread over the net. So pls Damionion let us keep total control over all editable metadata fields. -- M.L. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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