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  • In Windows 'Explorer...View...Details' there are 284 properties of metadata you can choose to display for the files in a given folder in ReadOnly format.  Right-clicking on a file and choosing the Details tab

    displays a sub-set of 61 properties from that list of 284.  For those that have Read/Write capabiltiry you can edit the data they contain.

    I would like to use some of the properties from Windows 'Explorer...View...Details' to store information about our photos.  The idea is that when I send a family member copies of photos they can see the

    information in Windows Explorer.

    The properties I want to use are:

    * Subject
    * Title
    * Description
    * Rating
    * DateTaken
    * Dimensions
    * Size

    For those marked with an asterisk I have been able to find the necessary information (canonical name, etc.) to be able to read and write the properties.  I cannot find what I need for the others anywhere. 

    And I have looked.

    I have found the web page for MS Windows Properties, I have a copy of MS Photo Metadata Policy, GDI+ Properties, I can read and write to the properties used by MS Pro Photo Tools, I have dissected

    the propKey.h file and much more.

    I need help finding more information about ALL the properties exposed by Windows Explorer in Details View, especially those I have mentioned above without an asterisk.  If you know of a Microsoft web

    page that might give me some information or another forum that might be able to help I would sure appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Monday, July 12, 2010 1:38 PM


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