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Demo "info window" script

LEGEND ,
Dec 11, 2023 Dec 11, 2023

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Displaying metadata for multiple files can be difficult or impossible in thumbnail or list view modes. This is a demo script to show metadata in a floating window, using a listbox control.

 

You could easily swap out other metadata values as needed by editing the source code. I wrote this specifically for my use which is why I used Description and Copyright.

 

Save this script as PLAIN TEXT with a ".jsx" file extension and put into your Bridge Scripts folder. Restart Bridge and it should show up.

 

------EDIT------

Added a Copy button and multiselect, so you can select multiple lines and copy the contents to the system Clipboard.

 

 

/*
Utility Pack Scripts created by David M. Converse ©2018-23

This demo script creates a floating Bridge window showing file info in a listbox

Last modified 12/13/2023

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.
*/
#target bridge
    if(BridgeTalk.appName == 'bridge'){
        try{
            var infoCmd = MenuElement.create('command', 'File Info', 'at the end of Tools'); //create new menu command

            infoCmd.onSelect = function(){
                infoMain();
                }

            function infoMain(){
                if(ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript == undefined) ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript = new ExternalObject('lib:AdobeXMPScript'); //load XMP library
                var infoWindow = new Window('palette', 'Info', undefined, {closeButton:true, resizeable:true}); //floating window
                var Sdesc = '';
                var Sdate = ''; //copyright
                var Litems = []; //listbox line items
                var SMeta = null; //metadata
                var SXMP = null; //XMP object
                infoWindow.alignChildren = ['left', 'top'];
                infoWindow.orientation = 'column';
                infoWindow.Grp0 = infoWindow.add('group', undefined, '');
                infoWindow.Grp0.orientation = 'row';
                infoWindow.Grp0.alignChildren = ['left', 'top'];
                infoWindow.Grp0.margins = [15, 0, 15, 0];
                infoWindow.Grp0.preferredSize = [1000, 60];
                infoWindow.Grp0.button1 = infoWindow.Grp0.add('button', undefined, 'Refresh');
                infoWindow.Grp0.button1.preferredSize = [60, 25];
                infoWindow.Grp0.button1.indent = 15;
                infoWindow.Grp0.button2 = infoWindow.Grp0.add('button', undefined, 'Copy');
                infoWindow.Grp0.button2.preferredSize = [60, 25];
                infoWindow.Grp0.button2.indent = 15;
                infoWindow.Grp1 = infoWindow.add('group', undefined, '');
                infoWindow.Grp1.orientation = 'column';
                infoWindow.Grp1.alignChildren = ['fill', 'top'];
                infoWindow.Grp1.margins = [15, 0, 15, 0];
                infoWindow.Grp1.preferredSize = [1000, 800];
                //create listbox with columns
                infoWindow.Grp1.lbox1 = infoWindow.Grp1.add('listbox', undefined, undefined, {numberOfColumns:3, showHeaders:true, multiselect:true, columnWidths:[250, 300, 250], columnTitles:['Filename', 'Description', 'Copyright']});
                infoWindow.Grp1.lbox1.preferredSize = [900, 700];
                infoWindow.Grp1.lbox1.add('item', ''); //add dummy item
                infoWindow.Grp1.lbox1.show();

                infoWindow.Grp0.button1.onClick = function(){ //load listbox
                    sels = app.document.selections; //Bridge selections
                    infoWindow.Grp1.lbox1.removeAll(); //clear previous
                    for(var i = 0; i < sels.length; i++){ //loop through selected thumbs
                        if(sels[i].hasMetadata){ //skip anything without metadata
                            SMeta = sels[i].synchronousMetadata; //get metadata
                            SXMP = new XMPMeta(SMeta.serialize()); //create object
                            Sname = sels[i].name; //filename
                            Sdesc = SXMP.getLocalizedText(XMPConst.NS_DC, 'description', null, 'x-default'); //get description
                            Sdate = sels[i].metadata.read(XMPConst.NS_DC, 'rights'); //get copyright
                            Litems[i] = infoWindow.Grp1.lbox1.add('item', Sname); //add variables to listbox
                            Litems[i].subItems[0].text = Sdesc; //column 2
                            Litems[i].subItems[1].text = Sdate; //column 3
                            }
                        }
                    }

                infoWindow.Grp0.button2.onClick = function(){
                    try{
                        var j = [];
                        j = infoWindow.Grp1.lbox1.selection;
                        if(j == null){
                            return;
                            }
                        if(app.version >= 13){
                            var Stext = '';
                            for(var k = 0; k < j.length; k++){
                                Stext = Stext + j[k].text + '\t' + j[k].subItems[0].text + '\t' + j[k].subItems[1].text + '\r';
                                }
                            Stext = Stext.substr(0, (Stext.length - 1)); //remove trailing return
                            app.document.copyTextToClipboard(Stext);
                            }
                        else{
                            if(Folder.fs == 'Windows'){ //Windows
                                var testWindow = new Window('palette', '', undefined); //create invisible window to copy from
                                testWindow.txt_1 = testWindow.add('edittext', undefined, '');
                                testWindow.layout.layout(true);
                                testWindow.opacity = 0;
                                testWindow.show();
                                for(var k = 0; k < j.length; k++){
                                    testWindow.txt_1.text = testWindow.txt_1.text + j[k].text + '\t' + j[k].subItems[0].text + '\t' + j[k].subItems[1].text + '\r';
                                    }
                                testWindow.txt_1.text = testWindow.txt_1.text.substr(0, (testWindow.txt_1.text.length - 1)); //remove trailing return
                                testWindow.txt_1.active = true;
                                app.document.chooseMenuItem('mondo/command/selectAll');
                                app.document.chooseMenuItem('mondo/command/copy');
                                testWindow.close();
                                }
                            else{ //Mac
                                var Stext = '';
                                for(var k = 0; k < j.length; k++){
                                    Stext = Stext + j[k].text + '\t' + j[k].subItems[0].text + '\t' + j[k].subItems[1].text + '\r';
                                    }
                                Stext= Stext.substr(0, (Stext.length - 1)); //remove trailing return
                                app.system('echo "' + Stext + '" | pbcopy');
                                }
                            }
                        }
                    catch(e){
                        alert(e + e.line);
                        }
                    }

                infoWindow.layout.layout(true);
                infoWindow.show(); //lay out and display window
                }
            }
        catch(e){
            alert(e + ' ' + e.line);
            }
        }

 

 

 

 

 

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