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How to export jpegs with titles intact?

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Jan 4, 2013 8:10 PM

I am trying to share jpeg photos with my cousin for a geneology project (she is using Windows 7). I have labeled the photos in Apeture and given them a version name, and then a title (with all the people identified) but when I export them to share with her, none of the titles go with the photos - i.e. under "more information" the title is missing and only dimensions and device information is listed. What am I missing? Where did they go?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to appleaday4u)

    Are you trying to get the metadata included with the image when you export it or are you trying to get the metadata to display on the image?


    If the first make sure you have the Include Metadata checkbox selected in the export preset.


    If you want to have the metadata displayed on the image you will need to use a plugin like BorderFX


    If it's something else post back and describe what you are trying to do in more detail.



  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to appleaday4u)

    1.  Are keywords retained in files you send to each other?

    2.  Is there any information in the Title field other than the names you want linked to the files?

    3.  Why did you choose to use the Title field?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to appleaday4u)

    How is she looking at the images on the Windows PC? How are you looking at the images once exported from Aperture?


    Unfortunately metadata imbedded in images like this is not an exact science. Each manufacture tends to play fast and loose with the metadata and IPTC fields and you can get incompatibilities like you are seeing here.


    If when the file is returned to the Mac and you look for and see the metadata you imbedded then there isn't a problem in function but a problem in compatibility. So again how is she looking at the images on the PC? We be able to find some way to work around the problem.


    Other possibilities exist if a workaround can;t be found such as exporting the metadata separately to a text file but hopefully it won;t come to that.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to appleaday4u)

    As a test you could set a bunch of the IPTC metadata fields with the name of the field and send her that image. When she opens it she can tell you which fields she sees and what the fields name was when you set it.


    You might find a field you can both see which you can then use.


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