Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Multimedia and Commons/Flexible use of EXIF- and IPTC-data and filenames on Uploads

Flexible use of EXIF- and IPTC-data and filenames on Uploads

  • Problem: Many photos have useful information in EXIF, IPTC or in the filename. Using them on upload instead of rewriting everything could make uploads more interesting.
  • Who would benefit: Those who want to upload numerous photos and have already put the necessary infos to the file would get a great benefit.
  • Proposed solution: Write a new upload prcedure where the user can define which information is taken from where and such definitions can be saved and reused.
  • More comments: There should be more than one source allowed to fill in one field.
  • Phabricator tickets:


  • UploadWizard already partially does this right ? At least for date and location if I remember correctly. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 08:19, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Very much agree with this proposal. I currently have to manually add categories such as "taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III" to my uploads, and this would save me a lot of boring, time-wasting repetition. Just to extend this wish: I would also like "category:Photographs by Thennicke" to be added by default to my list of categories, for the same reason, which isn't actually in the EXIF data. -- Thennicke (talk) 10:37, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
    • Thennicke, if you use Lightroom, then the lrMediaWiki extension will enable you to setup categories, title, description and other fields when you export images to Commons. -- Colin (talk) 16:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
      • Colin No I use darktable, but thanks for the suggestion -- Thennicke (talk) 03:38, 30 November 2017 (UTC)