Right now the steps for this are:
- Download the necessary program (I'd probably use ShareX)
- Opening and decode the image file in a QR decoder
Maybe there's a simpler way?
You mean with QR codes? Could you elaborate?
Internet Explorer for Mac OS 9 would add the source URL to the downloaded image metadata. Was the only browser that did to my knowledge, as I tried to find that functionality again after I moved on from that OS. Was quite useful at the time, back when the image was more likely to be from a readable/useful URL. These days having for example a gnarly CDN URL which doesn't even share the same domain as the main site is certainly less useful.Midas wrote: ↑Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:16 amSimple, really: especially with graphic formats, metadata always seems to come by like an afterthought and is generalized only after said big players start making heavy use of it for their own data grabbing purposes -- another example is photographic hardware makers.
In my naivety, I'd expect a graphic downloaded from some site to always have embedded its creation date and source URL as a minimum but that is seldom the case (QRs are no different).
It's not that you *couldn't* send both, it's just that it would be so easy to send both in one file.
I'd never thought of that before now but that would have been hugely useful on many occasions.Midas wrote:I'd expect a graphic downloaded from some site to always have embedded its creation date and source URL as a minimum but that is seldom the case
Great idea. It's a safe bet ImageMagick could do some or all of this.Specular wrote:... you'd first have to find some command line QR code decoder, then a command line tool that could write JPEG/PNG metadata and feed the output of one into the other, as a batch script for example.
Agreed. Almost every other time I've done absolutely anything with image metadata on this site, it was in an effort to destroy it for size/privacy reasons.Specular wrote:often 'extraneous' metadata is removed for filesize, privacy