Windows Explorer lists down all the tags of selected images in the image preview pane, but it is both time consuming and wearisome to edit the tags of each image using the default options. It requires you to open the properties of each file, edit the metadata and save it separately. Using the default options can make the editing process very tedious for you. If you want to edit the metadata of image files, what you probably need is an efficient tag editor to speed up the task. Today, we have an application called JPhotoTagger that allows you edit tags of image files. It is a comprehensive image tag editing application that lets you effortlessly manage and edit images tags.
The application has the ability to mange and find your images through keywords, descriptions and metadata. It speeds up tag edit tasks by using automatic keyboard text completion. The application writes tags into separate XMP sidecar files without changing the original meta tag information. This makes it work with other graphic applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Dublin Core and Lightroom.
The main interface has Selection Views including Folders, Favorites, Keywords, Timeline, Searches, Photo Albums, Without Metadata and Miscellaneous at the left side. The Thumbnail Window lies in the middle of the interface. You can zoom image thumbnails in and out, sort images by Filenames, File Extensions and Metadata, and rate images. The right side bar holds Metadata View editing section, which contains EXIF, IPTC, XMP, Edit and Keywords tabs.
To start editing metadata, select Scan Folders from the File menu. Now, click Choose Folders to select the image folder. If you want to include subfolders in the scanning process, don’t forget to enable the Scan Subfolders option. Once added, click Scan Folders to start the process.
After the images are scanned, the application opens the main interface where all the scanned images are displayed. Now, select an image to view and filter EXIF, IPTC or XMP metatag information. The Edit tab lets you modify the metadata information including Keywords, Location, Date Taken, Photographer Name, City, Country, Copyright, Credits, Rating, Transmission Reference etc.
All in all, JPhotoTagger is a powerful tag editing application. We’ve covered only the salient features and options and might have missed out on many. You can check out the complete feature list on the product page. The application works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.