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jaybird23238

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Removing a keyword from the image file
« on: 2016-12-20 13:35:59 »
Thank you forum members for recently making me aware of the batch metadata editor.  Now I'm ready for the next step.


I have a set of files with a number of keywords embedded in the jpg file and I want to remove only one of the set.

Example:
kw: pets;dog;cat;rabbit
kw; pets:rabbit;fish

I want to remove ONLY the rabbit, but leave the pets, dog, cat, and fish as is.

prefer to be able to do it in thumbsplus, but I have no problem using a stand alone program.

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« Reply #1 on: 2016-12-20 15:17:40 »
> I want to remove ONLY the rabbit, but leave the pets, dog, cat, and fish as is.

I can't think of a simple way to do this in ThumbsPlus.

The hard way would be to write the keywords of these images to the database, then delete the rabbit keyword using Database | Edit Keywords, then add the database keywords back to the images clearing the existing ones.. :)

> prefer to be able to do it in thumbsplus, but I have no problem using a stand alone program.

The most powerful metadata editor is a command line driven utility named Exiftool ([link=http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/]link[/link]). Most third party EXIF/IPTC-editors are based on its source code.
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