Is there a way to view / import “comments” on JPG files? I’ve researched this a bit and have used Faststone image viewer as well as IRFanView to edit the comments on many JPG files. I don’t mind not having the ability to edit from within Tropy (that’s kind of a security blanket that I won’t “mess up” the existing files.) I’m not opposed to being able to, but currently, not being able to see those comments is really hurting me. I believe that there are multiple Comments / types of comments and the field is defined and stored differently depending on EXIF, IPTC, etc. I believe the one that I’m questioning is a “built in” field to the JPG standard
Part 2 of the question: If the “embedded” comment is outdated or rarely used, where / how is the best place to store comments going forward?
Part 3: Is there a good utility (EXIFTOOL?) that I can use to copy my existing comments on all of my files to another field? And, without corrupting or degrading the image? And, of course, in batch mode.