> might be a very stupid question - but I did some research but I am
> When I assign tags to my photos in vista's photogalery these tags can
> be used on this PC. Are these tags stored in the JPEGs? I somewhere
> read that vista is using IPTC for this.
> When I send a tagged image to another computer and try to view the
> IPTC information of the image with Irfanview or Opanda IExif viewer
> (both latest version) I cannot see the tags. Same happens with the
> author - information that i did assign via windows explorer.
> So - question is are the metadata stored in the image?
> If yes - is IPTC used for this?
> If yes again - why do I not see it in other viewers - that would mean
> to me that other photo-sw is using metadata in another way.
> Norbert - Munich, Germany.
Maybe some of your metadata is being
cataloged in the proprietary Pictures.pd4
Have a look at the following article:
Metadata and the Windows
Vista Photo Gallery
The "Pictures.pd4" database includes thumbs
and metadata and is found at the following location.
Windows Photo Gallery\Pictures.pd4
The file can also be found with an Advanced
Search for pd4.
Go to...Start / Search / Advanced Search.
Check the box..."Include non-indexed, hidden,
and system files" Enter pd4 in the Name field
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