One of the many Sisyphean tasks my wife performs is keeping the all the metadata tags of our digital photographs up to date. She meticulously keeps tabs on the tags she’s used but with the sheer number of photos, new photos being added and the children starting to take photos too it’s a pretty time-consuming task.
So; what she needs is a list of all the tags used on each picture file (including ones missing with tags) in an easily sortable format.
Being the caring husband that I am I started spending some time solving that problem with PowerShell.
Of course, she might have been happier with me doing all the ironing for a week so she can focus fully on sorting the pictures out but this is a) more efficient and b) a solution that she can re-use (teach a woman to (photograph) fish etc) and so is a better use of our time.
At least, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. Continue reading “PowerShell: Querying, Formatting and Exporting Tags on Picture Files”