There is a plugin that allows to delete the metadata of the files ?
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?
I think EXIF and other embedded data in files?
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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?
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?
Container field enhancements in FileMaker | FileMaker
There is an IDEA on getting this data:
Container Attributes // EXIF & IPTC for photos
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.
philmodjunk wrote: 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?
Troi does this with its file plugin so FMI could do this if they wanted to. Why not submit a request?
When you create a PDF with FileMaker, you are given the chance to enter some metadata for creator, keywords, etc.
So why doesn't FMI give us the chance to create metadata with photographs?
I believe monkeybreadsoftware can do this with a plugin as well.
Why not submit a request?
I didn't post anything that would be a product idea, merely speculated that a command line or other system level approach might be possible.
there are many tools like this:
Exiv2 - Image metadata library and tools
ExifTool by Phil Harvey
that can be leveraged to accomplish exif data manipulation
You can remove metadata from images like this via MBS FileMaker Plugin:
Set Variable [$Result; Value:MBS( "GMImage.Setprofile"; $imageRef; "EXIF"; "" )]
Set Variable [$Result; Value:MBS( "GMImage.Setprofile"; $imageRef; "XMP"; "" )]
Set Variable [$Result; Value:MBS( "GMImage.Setprofile"; $imageRef; "IPTC"; "" )]
For PDF we have our DynaPDF functions and you can use DynaPDF.SetDocInfo to set Author, Creator, Keywords, Producer, Subject, Title, Company, PDFXVersion, PDFXConfiguration, CreationDate or ModificationDate.
of course you can overwrite all with empty strings or your values.
Yes, I know what metadata is. Jeez.
No you don't!
Not sure why you're attacking me, dude.
I've been removing metadata from photographs for 20 years.
I've been adding metadata to custom binary files I write for 25 years.
I've been using stenography (in Java, of course) for more than a dozen years.
Are you talking about other metadata conceptually?
Hahahaha. Just playing around. Had too much serious stuff going on.
No worries. Your reply just seemed a bit out of character for you.
I tried using Monkeybread to get the EXIF values from an IOS photograph. Couldn't figure it out.
Troi has a very simple one line string for grabbing the EXIF GPS and IPTC codes. Parsing the values is a bit of a pain but since there tens of thousands of possible values, that's understandable.
Do you have a method of getting these values?
Such as (or other):
Set Variable [$exif; Value:MBS( "GMImage.GETprofile"; $imageRef; "EXIF"; "" )]
Set Variable [$gps; Value:MBS( "GMImage.GETprofile"; $imageRef; "GPS"; "" )]
Set Variable [$iptc; Value:MBS( "GMImage.GETprofile"; $imageRef; "IPTC"; "" )]
I may have overlooked it...
fmpdude wrote: No worries. Your reply just seemed a bit out of character for you.
You've never received one of his sample files on how to use sql to place translations into variables...
A priceless bit of knowledge but he had me going for a few minutes.
Good to know!
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