importing old photos WITH their keywords in Magix Photo manager

adry wrote on 1/2/2023, 10:44 AM

I would be interested in puchasing magix photo manager to handle the about 15.000 personal photos (until today I used a very old software, HP Photo Essentials). But in the test version I've installed, i don't see any possibility to import the existing keywords (names, places, events). And without this possibility, purcyhasing your product wouldn't make any sense.

Can you explain if and how importing all the keywords already existing on my photos ?

NB: in windows explorer these keywords appear under Properties -Details -keywords

Thanks in advance.


Shawn-Steele wrote on 4/27/2023, 12:34 AM

I'm having a similar issue importing photos from Windows Live Photo Gallery. It seems like Magix Photo Manager doesn't import existing metadata from the images?

emmrecs wrote on 4/27/2023, 8:56 AM

@Shawn-Steele @adry

Welcome to the Magix user to user forums, and apologies to @adry for the fact your post was never replied to!

Keywords which the user attaches (as descriptors) to an image are NOT metadata, sorry. PM can, and does, import the Metadata (EXIF data) which is written to and held within the image file by the camera which took the picture. Unless you can find some method of editing and adding to the exif data before the image is indexed by PM there is no way that I am aware of whereby the program could read your keywords.

The program called exiftool may be able to assist with this but I have no direct experience of using it, sorry.

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