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10.4: An AppleScript to import metadata into iPhoto 6
Authored by: alxalx on Jan 20, '06 01:39:14PM

I just got iPhoto 6 and I imported pictures from different websites. The keyword tab under Photo Info panel was automatically populated with a series of keywords that I never entered. So, I think that IPhoto 6 does support automatic import of metadata. Question for me is... "How do I disable that?"

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10.4: An AppleScript to import metadata into iPhoto 6
Authored by: barrrt on Jan 21, '06 09:01:06AM

I thought so too after importing first few rolls, but only 5 keywords out of expected 30 or so were added, and each was assigned to only one or two photos. Also, since I am maintaining keywords and other metadata in other programs, I wanted something that can update and add keywords at any time, not only during import.

As to your question, I am not sure how this could be disabled. I am guessing this is a bug, but whether Apple intended to have iPhoto importing metadata, but failed, or not importing and somehow it gets through on some photos, is anyone's guess. I'd imagine version 6.01, when released, will answer that question.

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iPhoto 6 metadata import bugs
Authored by: jfaughnan on Jan 24, '06 10:36:30AM

In a thread on Apple's Discussion groups about library merging techniques we noted that techniques that worked with iPhoto 5 no longer work. In particular, keyword tagging gets mangled on import.

So there may be several bugs related to keywords in iPhoto 6. I'm planning to wait for 6.01 before installing.

John Faughnan

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