Clear IPTC Data

... is a STANDARD LTool which gives the user the ability to clear the IPTC data from any JPGs associated with your Legacy database.

Screen:

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Usage:

To clear *ALL* IPTC data from any JPGs associated with your Legacy database:

  1. Back up your image files before proceeding.
  2. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  3. Double-click Clear IPTC Data in the Standard LTools tree to bring up the dialog for this LTool.
  4. Select the Root Multimedia Folder to work with.
  5. Check/uncheck Log All Updates if you wish to create a log file of the changes this LTool makes.
  6. Check/uncheck Backup Image Files if you wish to create a backup of the original image files.
  7. Click the Run button.
  8. This LTool will retrieve the names of all JPGs attached to your Legacy database and then clear any IPTC data that is stored in these JPGs.

Fields:

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Root Multimedia Folder

Select the root folder where your multimedia files are stored. Typically this would be C:\Legacy\Pictures\ , C:\Legacy6\Pictures\ , or C:\Legacy7\Pictures\ . _LTools_ will make an effort to determine this location.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Log All Updates

Check/uncheck this box if you wish to create a log file of any changes this LTool makes.

The default is "unchecked".

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Backup Image Files

Check/uncheck this box if you wish to create a backup of the original image files. If checked, a sub-folder (relative to the root folder) will be created with the name .\IPTCbackup\ and the images will be copied there before any IPTC data is udpated. Once an image file is copied there, it will not get overwritten when this LTool runs again.

The default is "checked".

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Run

Click to clear IPTC data from any JPGs linked to your Legacy database.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Files updated

The number of image files whose IPTC fields were successfully cleared.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Close

Click to close this dialog.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Help

You can use the ? (on the caption bar) or the \ key to display help for this dialog.



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