Help Viewing Image Description (What Program has this feature?)

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LeafsLover1393

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Hi - Hopefully someone can help me out with this small problem. I need to find an Image Viewing Program that allows me to see the image description at the bottom of each picture. I downloaded all of the pictures from Boston's 'Big Picture' Archive and everything went perfect except for the fact when I open the pictures up in FastStone Image Viewer I can't see the writing near the bottom of the pictures which explain exactly what the picture is. Does anyone know if this feature is available in FastStone or any other program?? (Just to clarify - I am NOT talking about the camera details like the Exif data or whatever it is called. I am talking simply about the short paragraph at the bottom of each picture on Boston's Big Picture website that describes what the picture is of..When I open the pics up in FastStone I can see them fine but that paragraph at the bottom of each one is missing!!) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in Advance,

Darryl.
 

Peano

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If you mean this text, it isn't part of the image. It's entered on the page as text. When you download the image, that text doesn't come with it.

 
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Some image or image viewing programs let you add "Comments" or "Description" but it will be listed in the details like file name, file type and file size.
It will be not be saved with the image either but with the program.

I have a older ACDsee image viewing program that lets you do this.

If you use the Reading image information option, it may take a while for ACDSee to scan all the files when you browse a folder. You can configure ACDSee to cache this information in a hidden file called “descript.ion” (the same file that descriptions are stored in). This speeds up the scanning process immensely.

Procedure

1. In browse mode, click on (options icon)
2. Click on the File List tab and check the Cache in descript.ion option.
3. Click on Save defaults.


Notes

· The “Cache in descript.ion” feature will not work on read-only file systems.
· If you use the “Enable caching” thumbnails option, image dimensions are also automatically cached. This also works for read-only file systems.
All that info is now saved in the same folder the image is at in a "descript.ion file" and it's only in that file so it's not saved to the image.

That file list every image in it likewaterandfire.jpg
Is now waterandfire.jpg My-descript-here A10256018b18c8010001

But a descript.ion file gets put in every folder on your computer.
If I made a "Description" on a image and move the image it will not move the "Description" with the image.
 

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If you want to type text onto each image, you can do that with IrfanView.

 

LeafsLover1393

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Thx for the reply - I thought I read somewhere that Picasa lets you see that text...I am almost 100% sure I did...But if you are right when you say the text is not part of the image then I guess it would be next to impossible for it to be included....darn!

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If you open a picture in IrfanView and then under Image, click Information, there is a comment button. Those comments are added to the header of the image. Sometimes, they are information about who took the picture, what camera, or a description. If there is none, you can add one yourself.

Some also have IPTC info, like Headline, Copyright, and other info.
 
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If you open a picture in IrfanView and then under Image, click Information, there is a comment button. Those comments are added to the header of the image. Sometimes, they are information about who took the picture, what camera, or a description. If there is none, you can add one yourself.

Some also have IPTC info, like Headline, Copyright, and other info.
Thanks that's good to know.
I see the this does not work on all image types because I could only get it to show up with .jpg
 

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The way you can tell Leafslover is that the text can be selected individually from the image, if it were part of the image you would not be able to do that, so its a separate element of the webpage.

Alternatively, what you could do is center a photo and the caption and press the print scr key and then paste that into an image program capable of cropping, crop both pic and caption together and save.
 
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