Friday, April 13, 2007

flickr and IPTC tags

I played with PictureSync when looking for a faster way to upload files to flickr (the Mac version of flickr uploader takes a long time to start) and I noticed it edited the IPTC tags of my JPG files before uploading. Apparently, the headline field (instead of the title field) is the one that maps to the display title in flickr. Also, this field will be overridden by anything written in the title field in the flickr uploader (which is the filename by default).

Adobe Lightroom can edit the header field, but under the metadata Library module, you'll have to switch from "Default" to "IPTC" or "All" to see it.

Headline: Title
City,State,Country: Tags
Keywords: Tags
Caption: Description