Photo Organizer

  • Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category Backend / Core
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Devel
  • Due in Version 2.32
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Photo Organizer
Opened by pizza - 2006-05-11
Last edited by pizza - 2006-07-13

FS#41 - Find an alternative for exifer (EXIF library)

Exifer is unmaintained, and has a lot of problems. I'm not going to waste any more of my time trying to fix this mess. So we need to find an alternative, and make PO just work.

Alternatives include PEL ( which is pure PHP, but unfortunately doesn't handle MakerNote tags, but is otherwise robust, mature, and actively maintained.

On the other hand, I'd prefer ExifTool ( It'll add an external dependency, but keeping in mind the "best tool for the job" philosophy, it is probably the most complete EXIF library available.

Closed by  pizza
2006-07-13 03:39
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  It's implemented. Just needs more extensive testsing.
pizza commented on 2006-06-30 17:06

Support for exifer in the -stable and -devel branch for the "detailed exif dump" is now present. It seems pretty decent, so I'll start the porting for the import code.

pizza commented on 2006-06-30 17:06

The documentation needs to be updated with this new dependency.

pizza commented on 2006-07-13 01:52

The import code in -devel uses exiftool if it's present.

It's otherwise implemented, except for orientation and colorspace handling.

pizza commented on 2006-07-13 03:38

Implemented completely, and backported.


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