Ruby developer. CTO. Swimmer. Always trying to write more
By default, my camera stores the comment “KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA” as the EXIF ImageDescription in each photograph I take. This isn’t much of a problem except that Smugmug thinks it’s a proper comment and displays it beneath each photo, which is pretty ugly:
Until I’ve found a suitable workaround, the best option seems to be to change the ImageDescription tag to something more useful, like the filename. Enter ExifTool, a utility for reading and modifying the EXIF data in photos. After a little playing around with the compiled Windows .exe, I figured out that this command will change the value of the ImageDescription tag to the filename of each photo in the directory:
exiftool "-ImageDescription<$filename" *.jpgNow, I can process a whole directory of images, upload them to Smugmug and the comments below each image become something useful.