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Metadata, ITPC information and attaching information to photographs

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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I am struggling with Metadata and IPTC information in Photoshop Elements 19.

For example, I have a photo of “Walter, Mary and Emma in the New Forest 23 March 1935”.  The bit in inverted commas is included as a caption and the following categories and/or keywords have been tagged: 1935, New Forest, Walter.

The photo is a scan of the original.  The date/time created and digistised is the time of the scan.  I have used the Adjust Date/Time feature within Elements so that it appears in the correct place in the timeline.

However, when I add “Metadata to file” the date and time of the photo is changed to the date I added the metadata.  When I look at the info attached to the photo in “Finder” on the computer the date of the picture is incorrect, but all other information is correct.

To try and get the full date shown correctly I tried adding IPTC information using the full date as a keyword, but this seems to delete the original photo and insert a duplicate into Elements.

I have the same issues with actual photos as well as scanned photos.

What is the best way of attaching the accurate date to a photo so that the information can be seen outside Photoshop Elements? 

The reason for this is that old family photos will be shared across the wider family.

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May 08, 2021 May 08, 2021

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You may find some useful information in the replies to the post under "Captions in PSE 2021".  I know it is a different version but perhaps it will work in PSE 2019.  One of the replies does discuss using Metadata which is fine if that is the direciton you desire.  However, I have found that the response from "hatstead" gives me the solution of adding a caption under the photo and then saving the file as a jpeg.  This is exactly what I was trying to accomplish and allows my family to view and use the photos outside of Photoshop Elements.

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May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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Hi

Thanks for this. This had been my normal approach since we purchased our
first version of elements (2007). We then realised that for the captions
and tags to appear as part of the file itself that we had to add metadata
to each jpeg image - no problem but slow where there is a mixture of photos
and videos.

Where we came unstuck was scanning in old printed photos from the
pre-digital camera age when the act of saving the metadata to file changes
the date of the image away from that allocated (by me) on the timeline.
This allocated date is obviously key to a family perspective and the only
way I have found to achieve this was to include the date as part of the
caption or as an additional keyword tag added through edit ITPC information
which seems to add a specific tag only to those particular highlighted
photos.

However, as you know, the mere adding metadata to a file or add ITPC
information to a file creates a copy of the original photo in Elements and
moves the original photo to the trash bin. Our time machine back up has
been having apoplexy ever since I started the process!

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