Copy Filename to IPTC Caption? - help w/ Picasa shortcoming

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Truelight Senior Member • Posts: 2,854
Copy Filename to IPTC Caption? - help w/ Picasa shortcoming

I'm hoping someone hear might know how to do this:

I need to compensate for a shortcoming in the otherwise excellent program Picasa 3.0 and that ExifTool GUI (or something similar) might be the fix.

Picasa has the option of typing in captions which are store to the IPTC Abstract-Caption field of the file. What I'd like to do is to use a routine to batch copy the File Name from many images to this field. That way, the Filename would be displayed as my Caption.

The reason for doing this is that when images are uploaded from Picasa to Picasaweb, they are labeled with the Caption, (not with the filename!) which is a real limitation for me.

Can you outline a simple way to do what it is I'm looking to do? Let me know what tool/technique is needed and giive a step-by-step if you can please.

Be gentle now, writing code or cryptic Dos command lines loses me real fast.

Thanks....

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