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#1 2012-10-24 16:42:57

DavidDD
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2012-10-22
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Best way to tag pictures??

All,

Well i have a question... what's the best way to tag pictures?

To be honest i tried Gallery3 as first.... which was nice but very high CPU consuming, a slow picture site is a site that will never be used :-)

Second i tried Coppermine. Very nice site, fast, a lot of options, etc. But it bumped alot when creating over the 100 usergroups. Because coppermine only gives me 1 usergroup to assign to 1 album. I created a group for every album and there it goes wrong. I checked the forum and asked around.... no decent answer, so no go for me.

Then i came to piwigo.... and again i must say i like it alot.... has everything i want and need. Even better, plugins update themselfs and stuff.... really nice.

Do know everytime i switched from 1 picture site to another i had to 'migrate' like 9.000 pictures, albums, security settings, tags etc etc.

And now my big question come for the tags..... i want a solution for the tagging that can be kept for the future. I found out that you can perfectly tag inside windows itself. Meaning when you tag pictures you can actually search for tags instead of the filenames. This is pretty good for the wife because she likes making year albums, special occasion albums and stuff like that. Having the possibility to search for specific pictures is so nice. But i found out that when i tag pictures inside windows i cannot use these tags in piwigo.

In attach you can see i added 3 keyword in the 'tags' field. How can i get those field in the tag section of piwigo?? If i'm able to do this, then i could use both functionality.... meaning 1 searching inside windows and 2 having the tags in piwigo.

Or if somebody has the idea of
'dude you are doing it all wrong'
'don't use that'
'do it different'
'this is better'

Then all speak please :-)

David,

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#2 2012-10-24 18:59:09

rvelices
Piwigo Team
2005-12-29
1960

Re: Best way to tag pictures??

Possible. Setting it up is somehow cumbersome.

Use Local file editor plugin to edit you local configuration. You should have something like

Code:

<?php
$conf['use_iptc'] = true;

$conf['use_iptc_mapping'] = array(
  'keywords'        => '2#025',
  );

?>

Note: If it works, think that you could do the same for the title and the description.

Last edited by rvelices (2012-10-24 18:59:28)

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#3 2012-10-24 19:41:43

DavidDD
Member
2012-10-22
11

Re: Best way to tag pictures??

I my config i have this.

$conf['show_iptc_mapping'] = array(
  'iptc_keywords'        => '2#025',
  'iptc_caption_writer'  => '2#122',
  'iptc_byline_title'    => '2#085',
  'iptc_caption'         => '2#120'
  );

// use_iptc: Use IPTC data during database synchronization with files
// metadata
$conf['use_iptc'] = true;

// use_iptc_mapping : in which IPTC fields will Piwigo find image
// information ? This setting is used during metadata synchronisation. It
// associates a piwigo_images column name to a IPTC key
$conf['use_iptc_mapping'] = array(
  'keywords'        => '2#025',
  'date_creation'   => '2#055',
  'author'          => '2#122',
  'name'            => '2#005',
  'comment'         => '2#120'
  );

I already looked at this... tried something before i contact you guys on the forum :-) also looked around on the forum that perhaps already had the same problem as me.

But no, that's not the solution....
Security also isn't the problem because currently all pics are on 777.

David,

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#4 2012-10-24 20:48:56

DavidDD
Member
2012-10-22
11

Re: Best way to tag pictures??

a little update.... i found this post
http://piwigo.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=14919

so i also tried this itag program.... and yes, it does show the original tagging i did from within the windows explorer. Neverthelesss i tagged it again, saved and uploaded it to the server 'galleries' (write-over) sync'ed it and again no tags :-(

Also i performed a copy of it to the tools dir and renamed it to sample.jpg
tried the metadata.php test and gave me this

Informations are read from sample.jpg


no IPTC information


EXIF Fields in sample.jpg

Array
(
    [FileName] => sample.jpg
    [FileDateTime] => 1351019555
    [FileSize] => 441022
    [FileType] => 2
    [MimeType] => image/jpeg
    [SectionsFound] => ANY_TAG, IFD0, COMMENT, EXIF, WINXP
    [COMPUTED] => Array
        (
            [html] => width="2048" height="1536"
            [Height] => 1536
            [Width] => 2048
            [IsColor] => 1
            [ByteOrderMotorola] => 1
        )

    [Exif_IFD_Pointer] => 2110
    [Keywords] => L
    [UndefinedTag:0xEA1C] => ê
    [COMMENT] => Array
        (
            [0] => CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 80

        )

)

anything more i can do to give you guys some input?

David,

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#5 2012-10-24 23:21:57

mendip_discovery
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Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK
2012-05-19
89

Re: Best way to tag pictures??

TBH David I wouldn't bother doing the tagging in Windows as it not the best for following the standards (tends to make their own).

For about £99 you can buy Adobe Lightroom and that is wonderful for looking after your collection of images. You can add keywords and do basic editing (without editing the original) you can then export a bunch of 1000pixel wide or high images and import into Piwigo. Its how I do it and I have a online collection of over 120,000 photographs.

If you can't afford Lightroom then try irfanView which is free and should do the same job, its just not as well polished as Lightroom.

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#6 2012-10-24 23:28:57

mendip_discovery
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Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK
2012-05-19
89

Re: Best way to tag pictures??

Hmm, just noticed on the Windows box your using

Code:

apple; tree

as a separator between tags.

Try a using a

Code:

apple, tree

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#7 2012-10-25 16:37:38

DavidDD
Member
2012-10-22
11

Re: Best way to tag pictures??

i will 'resolve' this topic..... i started to test around with lightroom and yes, then the 'tags' do work.... thx for the input :-)

David,

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#8 2012-10-25 17:46:50

flop25
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Re: Best way to tag pictures??

There is a great great plugin to export from Lr to piwigo ! http://alloyphoto.com/plugins/piwigo/


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#9 2012-10-25 22:57:14

DavidDD
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2012-10-22
11

Re: Best way to tag pictures??

nice thx alot... will  have a look at it for sure :-)

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