Oct 22 2020 01:11 PM
Oct 22 2020 01:11 PM
We upload jpg images to our SharePoint 2013 site, and have noticed that we lose the EXIF data (lat / long) from the jpg. A a third party app which produced the images.
I have noticed https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/troubleshoot/administration/automatic-exif-property-impo... which discusses SharePoint Online indicates some changes - it is unclear whether this affects on-premise versions of SharePoint.
Is there a way to maintain the EXIF data in SharePoint 2013?
Oct 22 2020 09:18 PM
@mbalcarek It is not obvious, reading your linked Microsoft article, what underlying platform capability that is no longer available. Similar issue found in this post regarding SharePoint online https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/sharepoint-developer/sharepoint-online-image-metadata-extract...
However a comment on this uservoice https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/36665011-bring-ba... indicates it is working again .?!
If it really have been removed from SharePoint online I would expect it to be removed somewhere down the migration path for on premise as well. But it depends on what that particular platform capability is.
Anyway the EXIF properties could be saved by developing a custom upload of your images as also suggested in the Microsoft article., both for on prem and online .
Oct 22 2020 11:04 PM
For SharePoint Online the functionality was lost because of changes in the underlying OS. Looks like something similar has happened on your on-premise SharePoint 2013 farm.
One possible way forward for your SharePoint 2013 environment is to upload the images using tools that supports EXIF metadata extraction.
Another way forward is develop a custom solution.
did you recently upgrade the OS?
Oct 23 2020 08:56 AM - edited Oct 23 2020 08:59 AMSolution
EXIF data (10/23/2020) is retained in jpg files in SharePoint 2013.
I have tested SharePoint 2013 with EXIF data from first principals:
I used https://www.conversion-tool.com/exifreader to check for the metadata .
Looks like our issue may be related to our 3rd party software, or the code used to upload the images. My apologies for wasting everyone's time here.
Oct 24 2020 02:07 AM