Geotagged photos - IPTC data not shown when opend with Locus Pro

Christoph B shared this problem 7 months ago
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Hello,

I have already opend a thread here:

https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=7056.0

Here is the text:


I am an very happy user of Locus Pro since many years! In the last one or two years the behaviour in one certain task changed. I didn't mind at this time, because I thought, that something within the Android Installation of my Smartphone got broken and it would be not because of Locus.


Yesterday I got my new Smartphone (Samsung A71) and when all was installed and done: The wrong behaviour is still there. So I think it might be a bug in Locus. Maybee you can help?

The situation:

I have a lot of geotagged photos I use inside of Locus Pro. The way I use them is: They show me interesting points near me. When I click on the small photo icon it opens this point with to tabs: "Allgemein" (german: general)) and "Anhang" (attachement). When I go to Anhang/Attachement and click on the description of the .jpg file it opens the file in my preferred Image Viewer (in my case F-Stop).


BUT: The image viewer is not able to show me the IPTC date. I use the IPTC field a lot to describe additional information for me in it.


The bug is:

1. one or two years ago it worked in Locus, that the image viewer was able to show the IPTC data fields. Somewhere something changed on the way...

When I use the same Image viewer to open the same image directly from the image viewer app (not via Locus) it is able to show the IPTC date correctly. I tried several different image viewers: all with the same behaviours. So it seems, that what Locus is handing over to the Imageviewer software is not complete/correct in terms of IPTC data.


Possible solutions:


1. Fix the bug, so that it works as before


2. In Locus Pro: make an additional tab called "ITPC data" which shows all the IPTC data, the picture contains (all the data, please don't limit the amount of characters as some image viewers (not all) are doing. Some fields contain several lines of text in one field only...)


Thank you for your help!


as attachement on of my photos I use as a geotagged photo... It is geotagged for the german region of Hannover


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Comments (5)

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Here is a file for testing:

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Hi Christoph,

thank you for the report but first of all, please don't start both helpdesk topic and forum thread at once, it is useless to duplicate the discussion, thank you.

The issue has been tested and simulated so it'll be forwarded to the main app developer for fix.

Michal

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Hello Michal,

as it is now 6 months ago. Do you have a timeline, when this big might be fixed?


Thank you


Chtistoph

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Hi Christoph,

this bug has been marked as "solved" in the dev system. Is there still any issue with the photos?

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The problem is still there: The foreign picture viewer "F-Stop" shows this message (in german): "media missing from device memory". If I open the same picture directly from F-Stop it shows correctly the picture and the IPTC data.

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Could you please explain how Locus Map is involved in the F-stop error message?

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When I click in Locus on the photo, Locus opens the photo with the standard picture viewer. But Locus doesn't seem to open the standard viewer (which opens) with the correct data handed over. The standard viewer doesn't find the picture when opend through Locus.

Does this help?

An example:

- I click on a photo in the map

- it opens a bit more: it shows on the left side the photo bigger and on the right side more information (name, distanz)

- If I click on the left side (photo): the photo is shown bigger IN LOCUS. That works correctly

- I I click on the right side it opens a new side in Locus with two tabs "general/Allgemein" and "Attachement/Anhang"

- I click on "Attachement/Anhang". Now I see the photo as a small Icon.

- Now when I click on the small Icon Locus opens the standard picture viewer (in my case "F-Stop" ) but F-Stop can not open the photo and says "(in german): "media missing from device memory".

If I open the same photo directly from F-Stop it is shown correctly. So there is a bug, when handing over data to F-Stop which contains the path of the file?

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additonally: When I ask F-Stop to show the path, it says "no path available". But if I open the same picture directly in F-Stop it is shown and of course the path is there also.

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Christoph

i added your test photo above of the squirrel to my photo collection

In locus, when i show the geotagegd photo layer, your image shows in the correct location in hannover, when i click on it and open in various image views, all the metadata is there including a large decription field


How did you get the photo?

Did you take the photo from another camera app, and viewed it in locus with geotagged photo layer

or did you create a POI and attach the photo

or did you create a photoPOI


media missing from device memory sounds like a locus error that it cant find the image that was linked to the POI


in locus I believe the attachment is just like a URL, its in a specific location, not embedded inside locus

if you have a Pictures folder on an SD card, and attach a picture to standard POI, if you move that folder you will get an error.


If you create a photo POI, locus creates a POI and then takes a photo and attaches it and stores the photo with a folder within locus, which isnt ideal.

I would always recommend taking photo seperately, storing it in correct sensible location, then making a POI and attaching to it the photo.


In summary, i dont think this is a locus problem

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Christoph,

I've tested the issue so as to simulate the path problem - I'm afraid unsuccessfully. Both my phone photo editor and media gallery show all metadata including the path to the photo storage. So, similarly to Alistair, I'm not sure this is particularly Locus problem.

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Thanks for your help and trying to duplicate the problem. Hmm. I added the photos (jpg photos, created with Adobe Lightroom, also the embedded geodata is from Lighroom), as a additional layer "geotagged photos". Here I just point to the folders with the photos in it.

That's it: This is the way I add the photos to the map.

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@Alistair: Which app do you use to show the photos with the descriptions field in it?

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I was using the file manager X-plore, which has a built in image viewer.

just using geotagged photo layer, which just points to a pictures folder on external sd card

the geotags in your test photo are definitely working fone.

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Thanks! Now I do have the problem, that the suggested apps to open the image are not those, who can show IPTC data. How can I change the suggested apps to open for a image?

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Thank you very much for your effort. I tried the past one hour all the setting changes suggested there. It seems, that I have a bug, so that I can not make an app to standard and locus does also doens't suggest to open with it.

I have to give up now.

But thanks to all trys to help me!

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Hello Christoph,

Locus Map does not directly call any photo browser, it just sends generic calls into the system to open the certain image. May you just try to install any other photo viewer (i use for example Google Photos without any problems)? This should reset system "defaults" and offer all available apps.

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I just installed "file manager X-plore" which shows also the exif/IPTC data. And now I can open the image within Locus with file manager X-plore. Great! Somehow the other apps (F-Stop, Exif-Viewer) were not able to be used as a image viewer from Locus. Now I have, what I need.

Thanks a lot for all the help!

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Excelent, glad youre sorted.

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