Adding a label from IPTC text with an action to the bottom of a photo?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Jimmie Williams, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. I have been trying to develop an action(S). to take file information
    (caption) from a JPG photo and then place this text to the bottom of a photo
    where a strip of white space has been added. I have no problem doing this
    with just one photo at a time. But I have nearly a thousand family photos
    that have this IPTC information inbedded in the photos that I would like
    placed on the photos so that other family members that do not have any
    programs to read this information can read it when viewing the photographs.

    The process is two parts:
    1. Add a white space of about 10 to 15% of the total height of the photo to
    the bottom of the photo. No problem in creating an action for this step.

    2. Add text to white space. The way that I'm trying create an action is to
    open the File Info window, highlighting the caption, copying by "Ctrl C",
    Closing the File Info Window, Then selecting The Horizonatal type tool. I
    then select the area to place the label, and then paste the text into the
    area. This works fine when doing one photo at a time. Problem is that
    after recording the action, the next time that I use the action, the text
    that is pasted is the same as the text for the photo that the action was
    recorded on.

    I would like some suggestion so that each time I use this action the text is
    the same as the text copied from the file information for that photo. I
    plan to automate this action in the batch command.

    If this is not possible, does any one know of a program that would be able
    to perform action for me.
    Jimmie Williams, Jan 5, 2005
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  2. Does this help?

    Paul Skelcher, Jan 6, 2005
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  3. Thank you Paul,

    Since Metaframer is a script, it only works with Photoshop CS, Your message
    gave me a good excuse to buy the upgrade.

    Metaframer almost is the answer. It has a problem with font size. Since
    this is beta script, maybe something can be worked out by Peter to included
    a way to change font size in the future. I will e-mail him about my
    experience and problems with the script.

    Thank you Paul for the answer

    Jimmie Williams, Jan 10, 2005
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