Copy IMatch Categories into XMP
This script creates Lightroom-XMP categories from IMatch categories.
The category-information is stored in the <lr:hierarchicalSubject> tag of the xmp-file.
IMPORTANT: For some reason, Lightroom copies the information in this tag into the <Subject> tag. The script deletes all information in the <Subject>-tag to prevent a double assignement.
Sealed and System-Categorie are skipped.
This script uses Phil Harvey's ExifTool for writing to the xmp-files, so before running this script, be sure to set the ExifTool constant to your local installation path of ExifTool.
* Script file: Download this script
* See the Script downloading and installation instructions for generic information about using scripts downloaded from the IMatch Wiki.
Script has been tested with version 220.127.116.11 of IMatch.
Make a backup before using this script!!!
Version 1.0 (05 August 2007):
- initial release
Version 1.1 (10 August 2007):
- improved shell-call to keep ExifTool-Window in background and prenvent switching of window focus
Version 1.4 (09 November2007):
- improved shell-call to run ExifTool completely in backround and prenvent switching of window focus