Bring back SharePoint Online Image Metadata Extraction
Back in September, we have used below columns to extract picture/image metadata w.r.t location in SharePoint Online:
It worked brilliantly. But unfortunately the functionality doesn't seem to work anymore.
Other metadata such as date taken has also been removed. This is causing extreme headache for customers who relied on this data.
PLEASE BRING THIS BACK!!!
Yesterday I did a test on this in SharePoint online. I've found SharePoint ingests and displays the following image metadata I embedded with Adobe Bridge and/or my camera. They are:
IPTC Title (dc:title) = SharePoint "Title"
IPTC Creator (dc:creator) = SharePoint "Author"
IPTC Copyright Notice (dc:rights) = SharePoint "Copyright"
Exif:DateTimeOriginal = SharePoint "Date Picture Taken"
IPTC Description (dc:description) = SharePoint "Subject"
IPTC Keywords (dc:subject) = SharePoint "Enterprise Keywords"
Has this functionality been brought back now? It seems like it is.
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The SharePoint RenderListDataAsStream REST API still surfaces this metadata. I highly recommending checking out my latest blog on this especially given I have shared all the code to do this (and way more).
This needs sorting asap, ridiculous to loose this functionality, which muppet at microsoft allowed this to happen
This makes no sense. This completely removes Sharepoint as a solution for digital asset management. So much for collaborating with out Marketing, Advertising, Journalists, Events, Media Mgt departments. What are you doing microsoft?
Arwid Littmarck commented
This is plainly incomprehensible. Removing this functionality in Sharepoint online makes us having to look for another system for storing our images, and all the files connected to them.
We just noticed this building our resource bank for all our employees and volunteers, trying it out earlier when it still was a working thing.
The idea that 365 would be one system for all our needs, with our users only needing one account, seemed great. Not so much.
MS please bring back this functionality.
We store our entire image library in Sharepoint online, and suddenly we werw no longer able to search for meta data in the images ... Which makes the libarary almost impossible to use.
What we discovered was, that meta data is not removed from the images - it is just simply not visible in Sharepoint. If I download an image, and open it in Photoshop, all the meta data is still there. But Sharepoint just like "nah, I don't wanna read that"
This is adding needless dev work for my teams to capture image metadata in our collaboration capability. Bring it back!
The lack of the basic EXIF data extraction into Picture Libraries does make those libraries nearly worthless. This is certainly a wrong move to deprecate and especially to do it unannounced. This is on par with fly-by-night cloud companies changing critical functions on a whim. We certainly expect a better standard from Microsoft.
Bruno de Vries commented
1.5 Year ago we migrated our central image bank from on-premise SharePoint to SharePoint Online. One of the key features was extracting metadata from uploaded images. And it worked brilliantly.
Deprecating this means storing images in SharePoint isn't that viable anymore. Please bring this feature back!
Jason Brennan commented
Is there an update/solution on this ?
I would like to transfer our photo library to SharePoint online, ( 20,000 images ) but i don't wont to re-type all the Caption/Description and Keyword metadata ? IPTC Info.
Yes please bring this back. We were not using it but had looked at it a couple of times and were thinking about if for a couple of projects. Would be nice to get this back.
Very disappointing - we need this to access the exif data too
Of the 10 reasons why our company upgraded to O365 and started using SharePoint Online, the deep management op photo metadata and map-representation was reason number 3. Now the functionnality is gone, and we are copying back pictures from SP to local only to be able to manage our many many construction sites and their advancement. As the IT-guy, I really have to thank Microsoft to put my job at stake by doing this kind of downgrade.
SAVE MY JOB AND GET THE OPTION WORKING AGAIN PLEASE!!!
Absolutely must have
Frank Nielsen commented
This is sooooooo WRONG MS!!! get back in the game
This is (was) a heavily used field in Picture Libraries by our Global Environmental Engineering company. No longer having this information makes SharePoint Online a hard sell to our clients and internal users.
PLEASE bring back the Picture Date taken information.
I work in a number of organisations wanting to use o365 more for all elements of work. The lack of Exif searchable information in a 'Photo Library is very disappointing. When will we be able to have this?