Le_Lion_07 wrote : and, above all, to map each label to the corresponding IPTC field...
I’m new to this forum, and will try to make my contribution as clear as possible : as Le Lion 07 explained, I use Media Pro for cataloging, and Lightroom (mostly) for developing, and I expect my metadata to sync with LR of course. I add metadata to my photos for my personal use only, just to be able to find them in a few years’ time, nothing professional. I am discovering PSU, which I reckon is quite extraordinary, there’s no question about it.
Now, there are two different things in what’s just been said :
One is writing catalog labels in dc:subject. True, I’m not used to it, but I can see Hert has a point there (it is dc:subject, not dc:keyword) and anyway he built PSU in such a way each user can choose to create the keyword or leave that option aside. So fine and clever. That’s all right for me.
The second thing bothers me and I need your advice to check my ideas hereunder : when I imported the first photos, I thought the catalog would have been automatically filled with the new people/places… previously tagged according to IPTC fields (as would have been in the Organize Panel of Media Pro). See, I open this new soft, with all the well-known labels like places, events, people, etc. and my metadata (other than keywords) are not added to the catalog labels ? not even places ? Surprise !
Having worked a bit, I guess there are two ways to get my metadata other than keywords in the right fields (places in places, event in event and so on) :
(and first of all, it seems a good idea to convert to xmp) :
A, I would create the label “Event A” in the catalog (section Events), carefully stating the mapping to the IPTC field (for future use so that next photos will get it replicated in their xmps, but then the bulk-edit feature will be nice), then I filter all my photos with the “event A”, match them with the newly created catalog label “Event A”, and that’s it, I can now select them via the catalog label. But this is manual where automatic would have been comfortable.
B, I would use the script Hert posted (obviously it will save time for places), I tested it ok, but then as it relates to places only, I would need to adapt it for other fields and I’m not a programmer.
Anyway, if I’m correct, in either case, and this applies to every user, not only to newcomers to PSU
: if I later import another photo, any correctly tagged photo coming from anywhere, PSU will not automatically add this new one to the catalog labels. For example, if I add a new photo tagged (photoshop:country) “France”, even if the IPTC mapping has been previously specified for the label France, that photo won’t be added to the catalog label place/country “France” : am I correct ? I would have to manually drag the new photo to that label, or use a script, without forgetting to do it, is that right ?
Let’s say the switching to PSU requires a certain work in the first place, that doesn’t matter to me because it is a matter of time and it’s worth it. But in the routinely tasks, is there any way to add automatically to the catalog labels ? Maybe I missed something here because I have just arrived in that world of PSU, so can anyone tell me if I correctly understood the handling of PSU ?
I’m in no hurry, my metadata (systematically keywords and places naturally, sometimes people or events but I want to get keener about it) will not evaporate, I know cataloging requires time, and I can see PSU is a very good tool I will use during the next months to switch from MP.
Thanks to Hert, and thanks to Le Lion 07 who introduced me to PSU.