Normally, metadata refers to those fields that keep track of creation/modification timestamps, account names, locations, etc. Why would you ever want to delete this information?
Or do you mean something else by metadata?
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The GetThumbnail script step removes all EXIF data.
What do you mean by "metadata"?
Metadata is "data about data". Metadata can apply in almost any context.
So, in what context do you mean "metadata"?
Get(Thumbnail) looks to be a function, not a script step.
I checked the FMP documentation and also the "FileMaker 12 Developer's Reference" but didn't see anything where Get(Thumbnail) mentioned anything about removal of metadata, including EXIF.
Perhaps you found that metadata removal on some other reference?
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I remember some other post from the past about EXIF data, that user said that converting the container to a thumbnail removed the EXIF data but they wanted to keep it. That was from a few versions ago.
I ran a test just now setting a field using the get thumbnail function and exported the thumbnail and the EXIF data was gone.
It makes sense that the thumbnail function removes the EXIF data since not all of the possible data is true to the new thumbnail.
Perhaps this helps?
There is an IDEA on getting this data:
Thanks for the screen shots, Draco
So METADATA is not just images, as you show something for '.docx'
Exactly Beverly, we have the need to issue PDF (without metadata). The information is confidential, very sensitive, and there is always the possibility of intruders.
One of the most widespread cases with the metadata was Tony Blair, said that the document sent had not been modified, and had been modified by many people, some even saved them on pendrive, by Iraqi users, ... etc.
All this was in the metadata (document history)
pd: Office, brings a tool to remove metadata, but of course, in a manual work, prone to human error.
I save WORD docs as .rtf and that removes the metadata (or most of it).
Office, brings a tool to remove metadata, but of course, in a manual work, prone to human error.
Hmmm, wonder if that might be automated from FileMaker with a command line or apple script?
Sure, makes sense. I just couldn't find any documentation to support that. I guess nobody at FMI thought it was important enough, didn't realize it, etc.
"Metadata" generally refers to the additional information inserted into a file such as photo, graphic, pdf that is not needed to display the photo, etc.
Such data can be gps, direction photo was taken, asa, lens focal length, aperature, owner, etc.
It is used by such entities as microscope mfgrs, digital cameras, weapons, pdf, etc.
Troi has a File plugin that works with exif and gps and IPTC metadata. You could test it to see what is being stored in your photos, etc.
GO only stores a few data points. I use the Apple Camera and import into Pro to get acces to GPS, etc. Digital Camera Mfgs store even more data points with some specific to their cameras.
These extra metadata fields stored in the file can be quite useful if you need them.
For instance, you can store your name, copyright, website name, etc.