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Difficulty removing metadata even when doing a replace with a different metadata template

Participant ,
Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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Hi everyone,

I am tearing my hair out because I can't seem to overwrite a metadata file.  I have created a new one and then try to replace and overwrite the previous details, but it still keeps the old camera EXIF data and not the new one which I require.

Does this have anything to do with Document Ancestors? Do I have to run some kind of script to get rid of old data?

 

I have been on this for days now and it is getting me frustrated. Hope someone can help. Thank you.

Best regards Paul

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Community Expert , Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
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Thank you.

Where can I download the Extendscript code editor? 

 


By @paulc65657246

 

If you are on a newish Mac, there is no 64-bit version of ExtendScript Toolkit:

Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit (32-bit only)

 

Adobe has moved on to offering an ExtendScript Debugger extension for MS Visual Studio Code:

MS Visual Studio Code + Adobe ExtendScript Debugger

 

Common free or commercial plain text editors suitable for code saving include –

Cross-platform: Atom, Sublime Text
Mac: Apple TextEdit (ensure t

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Community Expert ,
Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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Could you please clearly identify which exact metadata entries you wish to clear?

 

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Participant ,
Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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Hi Stephen,

 

My apologies, I am trying to clear the Camera Data Exif from one Metadata template I have created and replace it with a new metadata template with new Camera Data Exif. 

 

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So, just Date Time Original, that is it, nothing more or less?

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Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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Hi Stephen,

I want to include all of the fields inside the Camera Data (Exif).

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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OK, but there is only one EXIF field available in the metadata template.

 

 

 

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Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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Yes.

The script you suggest is for Photoshop, is there one for Bridge also? Thank you.

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Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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Hi Stephen,

 

When I copy the text into text edit I get the following underlined red error messages. Do I need to change something to make this right before changing to a .jsx file? As shown on the attached screenshot. Thank you.

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I don't know of a Bridge solution.

 

The command line ExifTool app or Photoshop would be my choice.

 

That is just spellcheck, as TextEdit isn't an extendscript code editor, it had no idea what the words mean.

 

The existence of photoshop:DocumentAncestors metadata will obviously not help with EXIF.

 

The easiest way is to use a batch action or process to use Photoshop's Export Save for Web to remove unwanted metadata. If layered files are required, then the my alternative script would be required if not using ExifTool.

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Thank you.

Where can I download the Extendscript code editor? 

 

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Thank you.

Where can I download the Extendscript code editor? 

 


By @paulc65657246

 

If you are on a newish Mac, there is no 64-bit version of ExtendScript Toolkit:

Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit (32-bit only)

 

Adobe has moved on to offering an ExtendScript Debugger extension for MS Visual Studio Code:

MS Visual Studio Code + Adobe ExtendScript Debugger

 

Common free or commercial plain text editors suitable for code saving include –

Cross-platform: Atom, Sublime Text
Mac: Apple TextEdit (ensure that the Format menu is set to Plain Text mode, not Rich Text mode), BBEdit
Windows: MS Notepad, Notepad++


Web: https://ovid-editor.web.app/PHXS

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html?m=1

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Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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Hi Stephen,

Thank you for all of your help, appreciated.

Best regards

Paul

 

 

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Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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You're welcome. Have you resolved the issue? If so how?

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FWIW, I have a script to clear ALL EXIF data. You could then replace it as needed.

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Yes, please.

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Thank you, appreciated.

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Excellent, thank you David/Lumigraphics!

 

Just a note for anybody else who was initially confused, the download file is named Strip XMP.jsx – however, once installed in Bridge, it is visible in the right-click menu as Strip EXIF (I already had a different Strip XMP script installed).

 

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Thank you Stephen for confirming.

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Thank you for confirming.

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Hi David,

Just tried to run the script through Bridge and I received an error message as per the attached screenshot. Have I done something wrong? Thank you.

Best regards Paul

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Looks like 2023? 2022 worked for me.

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Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Does it need to load AdobeXMPScript? I don't see that in the script.

 

if (ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript == undefined) ExternalObject.AdobeXMPScript = new ExternalObject('lib:AdobeXMPScript');

 

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Nov 04, 2022 Nov 04, 2022

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Yes, I am trying tio run script on Bridge 2023.

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