read EXIF during import to picture library
When importing Jpeg pictures to a picture library, the system should automatically parse the EXIF header and publish the data to existing columns. It seems that the on-premise SharePoint was able to do so (using special column naming like e.g. "wicSystemGPS_Date", but this seems to be gone for SharePoint online.
Phil Bartholomew commented
This seems to work now try the following format instead:
Does anyone have a full reference to these wic columns?
need this feature for my site
It formerly worked. Any plan to get it to work again.
This is absolutely necessary and used to work OOB (in SharePoint Online). Why did you remove this much needed functionality?
Bruno de Vries commented
We migrated our company wide image repository from SharePoint on-premise to SharePoint online. For a while the content administrators were happy, but somewhere along the way the EXIF processing has been dropped, which means large amounts of extra work to add the necessary metadata to the pictures by hand.
This should be base functionality and it has worked for years. Why remove such a crucial feature from a picture library?
Date Picture Taken should be bare minimum import data. I feel as though this may have been an overlooked mistake. Please please please add to Sharepoint Online version. If possible please update this column automatically for previously uploaded photos to prevent the user from updating every photo manually.
This functionality is essential to retain media assets on Sharepoint and not use external parties
This was working perfectly fine late last year in 2018. Then this year Microsoft disabled this, which is nuts. This should be basic out of the box functionality (and always was up to this point). Please fix!
This absolutely should be out-of-the-box functionality.
SharePoint Online should Support the automatic import of existing exif (and iptc) metadata, when uploading pictures into a picture library. These Information is essential when working with pictures in a professional environment. And it took the professional user some effort to add Information such as title and description. So why does SharePoint not support the import of such valuable data? It should.
Sharepoint online can read GPS location tags in JPEG images automatically, why not Create Date tag as well? This was working in Sharepoint online until 2016, apparently: