Sharing and/or Synchronizing images with other TTP users
This is a very powerful feature of TTP that allows you to share tagging efforts on a subset of your photo
library (or even all of your photos if you choose).
By updating the metadata on shared images, all people with shared access receive the XMP tag information (embedded or side-car).
If multiple copies of TTP are reading from the same folder or sharing (be it a network share or
cloud-synchronized folder including Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive), then changes to metadata made
by one TTP user can be picked up by any other TTP user connected to that folder. When changes are detected,
the steps outlined in the User Guide for handling of Modified Images are executed. On the "other TTP systems", you may need to run a scan on the
folders from Windows Explorer to detect image changes.
We recommend that for each folder monitored by TTP, you have one primary editor person/system to avoid confusion and conflict between metadata changes. And definitely don't have multiple people working on the same folder at the same time.
Conversion from HEIC preserving metadata
Some of you have asked whether there is a way to convert HEIC images to JPGs, but preserve the metadata tags you have created in TTP. That metadata is written into sidecar XMP files. There is one relatively simple method we have found and that uses ...
Extracting metadata to a CSV or printing photos with metadata
Some TTP users have requested a way to export their tag info to CSV. While TTP does not support that natively, there is a method to do that using the free utility from Exiftool (Phil Harvey created and supports this utility). The way this is done is ...
Support for Raw and HEIC images
Mid to high-end cameras support the Raw image format. The latest release of Tag That Photo (during the week of April 12, 2021) expands the list of supported image formats from the current TIF, PNG and JPG formats to include Raw and HEIC formats. To ...
Exiftool - a great command line utility for photo metadata
Exiftool is a command line utility created by Phil Harvey (a fellow Canadian). Available from; https://exiftool.org/ It is a super powerful tool for reporting on metadata, extracting it, modifying it, and in some case repairing it. It has ...
Migrating, moving or transferring images
Things change when one has a computer system - new drives, new computers, etc. - will necessitate a change in image location. We realize that you definitely don't want to have to re-do any tagging! Hopefully these different scenarios will help. And ...