How do I get the captions from Aperture to appear correctly?

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  • #1028969

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there – thanks for checking in. I’m finding out where we’re at with this and will get back to you as soon as I have news.

    #1028970

    sydlow
    Member

    Bryan, is the metadata processing the same for wordpress.org sites as what you’ve described here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-get-the-captions-from-aperture-to-appear-correctly?replies=21#post-1056622?

    #1028971

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    bikernz – one of our developers is currently working on this. I’ll keep you posted.

    sydlow – since WordPress.org uses the same media back-end as WordPress.com, it is likely the same.

    #1028972

    bikernz
    Member

    Happy New year and all that. Now that the holidays are over, is there any progress to report on this thread? Cheers.

    #1028973

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    bikernz – I will ask for an update and get back to you! Thanks for your patience.

    #1028974

    jamminb
    Member

    I too am interested to know what is happening here, further clarification would be appreciated.

    For me I just want a consistent way to get text into the wordpress CAPTION and TITLE.

    I don’t understand why you would create exceptions for different lengths etc … why not just a simple 1:1 mapping? Because we use hosted wordpress we cannot use plugins or modify code files, so we have to make these changes in the exif tags if the files before we update. Surely it’s better to let us make the decision there (or at least make this an option)

    #1028975

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    jamminb – could you please provide a link to the page or post in question so we can take a closer look? Thanks.

    #1028976

    jamminb
    Member

    Hi,

    On this page:
    http://acrosstheandesbyblog.com/test-page/

    You will see an image that has been uploaded to the page, and inserted as a gallery and as a regular image.

    Whatever EXIF/IPTC tag I put the “caption” in, it always goes into the “description” and not the “caption” when uploaded to wordpress (I have tried description, headline and others).

    I like to use the caption instead, as it displays in the gallery when you mouse over the image.

    Currently I have to edit all images after upload and cut/paste the description to the caption.

    So my question is : Which tag should I put my caption in so that WordPress will accept it and store in it’s own caption field on upload.

    Thanks

    #1028977

    bikernz
    Member

    jamminb is describing the exact same frustration with IPTC data fields not being mapped sensibly in to WordPress that I described it in painful detail at the beginning of this thread over three months ago. I think everyone should by now have a clear view of the problem. What we need to see now are some solutions.

    #1028978

    jamminb
    Member

    Correct. I jumped onto this thread because I have the same problem.

    From what I’ve read the core wordpress system has the same problem of a mish mash of rules – however they can be customised in a proper wordpress installation by editing a file. On wordpress.com we have no such luxury, so I think some variation from the core is necessary to implement this.

    #1028979

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    jamminb – thanks very much for your link and explanation.

    bikernz – I realize it has been a long process and apologize for the delay.

    As soon as I have news I will update everyone here.

    #1028980

    scdigest
    Member

    Happy to see developers are working on this problem, but sorry to read that there isn’t a solution yet. Subscribed.

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