Alternative & People Tag, etc.

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  • roberte
    Media Pro has a legacy of adhering to metadata standards. Fields are mapped to IPTC standards David Riecks kindly outlines here:
    http://www.controlledvocabulary.com/ima ... mapped.pdf

    Color Labels = IPTC Urgency
    People = Contact

    Catalog Sets do not map to known fields but are still IPTC compliant and can be written as custom IPTC fields. The applications that adhere to XMP standard like Photoshop can read Catalog Sets if you add the Media Pro/iView template.

    You can remap fields (e.g. move People to Keywords) using AppleScript or VB Script. I just use drag and drop 😊

    Face recognition is still in it's infancy for DAM. The latest LR Classic update has a big speed boost but "accuracy" of face recognition is the same. Apple Photos has good machine learning for faces.

    Media Pro did have geotagging in an earlier version but was removed when Phase One acquired it from Microsoft. LR has geotagging and Jeffrey Friedl offers a plugin that improve on that if you have GPX tracks: http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/gps
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  • syncrasy
    [quote="roberte" wrote:
    Media Pro has a legacy of adhering to metadata standards. Fields are mapped to IPTC standards David Riecks kindly outlines here:
    http://www.controlledvocabulary.com/ima ... mapped.pdf

    Color Labels = IPTC Urgency
    People = Contact


    Robert, just for clarification...

    In checking my files in Photoshop (File Info...), Media Pro's "People" field maps to the "Persons Shown" field in the IPTC Extension section, not a "Contact" field. Media Pro's "Author" ("Creator" if using IPTC field names) field maps to Photoshop's "Creator" field in the IPTC Contact section.

    If IPTC's "Creator" field is intended to map to the contact person for the image, where would one encounter an IPTC IIMv4 field name called "Contact"?
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  • roberte
    Hi Mark,

    Yes that's correct, 'People' = 'Persons Shown' in Photoshop

    'Contact' is usually the contact for the photo, i.e the photographer.

    I found this page from the old iView manual:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvlp6i952tuu1 ... apping.pdf
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  • syncrasy
    [quote="roberte" wrote:
    Hi Mark,

    Yes that's correct, 'People' = 'Persons Shown' in Photoshop

    'Contact' is usually the contact for the photo, i.e the photographer.

    I found this page from the old iView manual:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvlp6i952tuu1 ... apping.pdf


    Thanks, Robert. The iView manual is consistent with David R's PDF insofar that "People" = "Contact" for IPTC/XMP Core (as well as Aperture), but not Photoshop. Presumably other apps that use strict IPTC/XMP Core show "People" in a "Contact" field as you originally said.

    So perhaps my quibbling/confusion is that the IPTC/XMP Core field named "Contact" is simply a poor word choice. Or am I not understanding the original IPTC/XMP naming intent?
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  • roberte
    From memory the People tag was deprecated after IPTC4XMP and that's when Contact was introduced for another purpose.
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