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Adding author to a png image?


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#1 supercain

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 08:44 PM

Hi,

I am on Windows 7 and I cant find how to add the author or any other properties for a png file I created. The only thing I can modify is the shooting time which I dont need. I have searched the entire net and nobody seems to have a straight answer. I even asked on many renown forums but no response at all. Why is such a taboo? You can easily do it with jpeg files but not with png. What can I do?

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 11:07 PM

Quick Google  - Read Here , May Help , May Not.

 

http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3699/how-do-i-go-about-editing-the-metadata-of-a-png-file



#3 supercain

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:45 AM

Man, I can use google too... I had already seen that page and tried those options but no use so I was expecting an answer from somebody who actually knew how to do it.



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:58 AM

To be fair, if you're going to ban people from offering anything you've already seen, how are people going to know if what they hope could be useful is something you've already had no success with?

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#5 supercain

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 01:04 AM

Im not banning anybody. Its just that the guy doesnt seem quite interested in actually helping. Its like those guys that give you this link instead of giving you a useful answer.



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 11:02 AM

He DOES seem interested in wanting to help you.

You did mention that you did an exhaustive search but could not find out how to do what you want.

Unfortunately, he is not a mind-reader. Neither is anyone else. We are not sitting next to you.

We have no way of knowing WHAT you have tried, what sites you have looked at.

Due to the number of sites that will be listed in your search results and the number of suggestions to try, it would be almost impossible to list what you DID look at/tried.

A simple "I have already tried that, thank you for trying to help" is sufficient.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:01 AM

As far as I know, .PNG files can't retain metadata or properties like the ones you mentioned. I've never found a way to add anything to it without requiring software to do so. You'll have to go with .jpg if you want to add metadata if you don't want to bother with any potentially dodgy software.


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:16 PM

My suggestion here is to use a watermark on the image, if you're goign to share a picture and want to make sure you get credited for it a watermark in the corner (just open up any image editing program and add some text to the image) makes it very easy for those seeing/downloading/using the image to know who to credit. Wanting to make sure you get credit for images you share would strike me as the only reason for wanting to put some sort of author metadata onto a png file, but a watermark is more obvious and where people would probably never notice the author attribute and hence never credit you they will always see the watermark. or you could convert the files in question to jpg, open them up in ms paint and then save them as jpg files.

Edited by rp88, 28 April 2016 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:14 PM

Just throwing this out here since I do not deal with png on a regular basis.  Have you tried EXIF GUI?

 

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The actual program name is EXIFtool Gui


Edited by johnmeehan, 28 April 2016 - 11:22 PM.





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