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Exporting keyword metadata from specific files

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Oct 11, 2019 Oct 11, 2019

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Hello,

I know that you can export/import the entire keyword list you have in Bridge, and it goes to a text file

But what I would like to do is to assign certain keywords to an image file, then be able to export those assigned keywords to a text file. So, I need to export ONLY the relevant keywords that are assigned a certain image,  thus creating a unique text file that has the kewords for that image. Is there a way to do this? I assume that the assigned keywords become a part of metadata with the file somehow. Any other way to get this information in text format? 

Thanks!

Gabi

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Oct 12, 2019 Oct 12, 2019

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There are programs like exifeditor, that I think can do this. I'm not sure if Lightroom can. The other option is writing a script that can export the data. 

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The most common Bridge script methods that I know of can be found here:

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2016/08/extracting-metadata-to-csv.html

 

These options are CSV based. The output may need to be manipulated in a text editor using find/replace or a regular expression find/replace if you need a specific format. Or the script would need to be edited to provide the required format.

 

Using ExifTool, one could export only the keyword/subject metadata to .csv using the following command:

 

 

exiftool -subject -csv '/Users/loggedinusername/Desktop/input file or folder' > '/Users/loggedinusername/Desktop/keyword textfile.csv'

 

 

Or to a tab-delimited text file:

 

 

exiftool -subject -txt '/Users/loggedinusername/Desktop/input file or folder' > '/Users/loggedinusername/Desktop/keyword textfile.txt'

 

 

The above code is for Mac OS, Windows OS users would change the 'single quotes' to "double quotes" and use the appropriate file system path syntax.

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