#4 New EXIV2 metadata plugin for EXIF image data

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2008-10-07
2008-04-27
Ben R
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I have written a new plugin for the Exiv2 library which extracts the date/time and resolution information from the EXIF on JPEGs (and possibly other EXIF compatible formats, although I have not tried it).

This means this info appears correctly on the PS3 photo summary, and allows slideshows to function as expected using the date info.

This is much, much faster than the equivalent code using ImageMagick/MagickWand. For comparison, it took 2.5 hours to catalogue my 6000 photos with ImageMagick, but takes 3 minutes with Exiv2.

WARNING: You may need to throw your old fuppes.db away if you install this patch. Continue at your own risk.

This patch changes the default metadata extraction order to exiv2 -> magickwand -> simage.

Works on my installation, although YMMV:
fuppes 611
Exiv2 0.10
Linux version 2.6.18-6-k7 (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch1) (waldi@debian.org) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 22:16:15 UTC 2008

Exiv2 is free software, available in source or binary format (http://www.exiv2.org) or via the debian package manager.

Hope you find it useful.

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  • Ben R
    Ben R
    2008-04-27

    Patch to add Exiv2 metadata support

     
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  • Ben R
    Ben R
    2008-04-28

    Patch to add Exiv2 (0.16+) metadata support

     
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  • Ben R
    Ben R
    2008-04-28

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    New patch which correctly configures build for libexiv2 v0.16+ (fixes problem with missing config file when using older Exiv2 releases)

    Requires zlib and expat in addition to previous deps.
    File Added: exiv2-0.16.patch

     
  • Ulrich Völkel
    Ulrich Völkel
    2008-10-07

    included in svn-618

    Thanks a lot!

     
  • Ulrich Völkel
    Ulrich Völkel
    2008-10-07

    • status: open --> closed-accepted