What metadata is displayed from the local File system
On Windows Explorer, the basic metadata you will be able to see is under the Properties / Details tab:
On a Mac, via the Finder utility and Get Info, you will see the basic keyword data:
There are a couple of free utilities we mention in other articles for displaying all metadata.
Exiftool is an excellent command line utility.
XnViewMP is an excellent GUI utility.
Removing the Win Explorer TTP menu
We install the TTP menu in Windows Explorer by default. However, a couple of users have requested that this menu be removed. Here is how you can do that: - Backup the Registry file to avoid any issue – Inside Registry Editor, File > Export - Save ...
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 ...
Getting full Windows 10 right-click menu back on Windows 11
With the condensed right-click Explorer menu in Windows 11, the Tag That Photo sub-menu has moved to the second screen and requires an extra click to get there. This has annoyed more than a few people even though there are some upsides to the new ...
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 ...
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 ...