2004.10.03 22:20 "[Tiff] IPTC tags", by Gary Lawton

2004.10.04 21:55 "Re: [Tiff] IPTC tags", by Bob Friesenhahn

What does contrib/iptcutil do? I can't see any documentation with the source. Does it read the IPTC info from a file or add the metadata to a file? I've compiled and tried it on a sample image but to no avail.

In GraphicsMagick's source tree we include this README.txt file:


Purpose: Convert between IPTC binary and a "special" IPTC text file format.

Usage: iptcutil -t | -b [-i file] [-o file] <input >output

Notes: You tell the program the "type" of input file via the -t and -b switches. The -t says that the input is text, while the -b says that the input is binary IPTC. You can use either the -i or the -o switches to tell the program what the input and output files will be, or use simple piping.

Author: William T. Radcliffe (billr@corbis.com) Parts of this program were derived from other places. The original binary to text conversion was taken from the PHP distribution and the tokenizer was written many years ago, by someone else as well.

This software is provided freely "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall William T. Radcliffe be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with IPTCUTIL

Bob Friesenhahn