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When we upload images to BLOX, it seems to be stripping the metadata out. If I pull an image of the site, I cannot tell where it was created. Can we keep that in?

Paul Crawford 9 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Tiffany Blanchette 2 weeks ago 5

When we upload images to BLOX, it seems to be stripping the metadata out.  If I pull an image of the site, I cannot tell where it was created.  Can we keep that in please?

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Metadata is only preserved in the hi-res version of the photo data if that is being stored in BLOX. All other images are stripped and have optimizations applied against them at this point.

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Metadata is only preserved in the hi-res version of the photo data if that is being stored in BLOX. All other images are stripped and have optimizations applied against them at this point.

A few additional things:


- There is some good information about which specific metadata is supported here: https://help.bloxcms.com/knowledge-base/applications/editorial/assets/faq/article_e05cdf0a-2bfd-11e5-a28f-e33a060b5023.html


- There is a toggle (Editorial -> Assets -> Settings) to turn off IPTC import, if for some reason a site doesn't want it. I did check your site Paul and you do not have this turned off, so as Patrick said, the data should be available on the hi-res version. Hi-res, if available, is listed under the "other" tab of the photo asset, where it can be downloaded (with metadata!) from there.

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I like the idea of retaining XMP/IPTC metadata (but stripping EXIF) for all images on the site. These leaves a "paper trail" for anyone who finds the image somewhere else and can make the copyright argument that there was no data indicating who to contact for permission to use a photo.

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I too think ALL metadata that is with the photo when it is originally uploaded should be included on all image sizes. I am having a hard time believing that the AP would consent to having such data, copyright info etc., stripped from images. 


FEATURE REQUEST PLEASE!   

I think I found a way to preserve metadata/IPTC... we just have to ALSO upload the original image to an asset.

Under the Other tab, Miscellaneous properties, scroll down to the bottom and Upload Hi-res image. 
The original image can then be Viewed/downloaded with intact metadata/IPTC.

It's ANOTHER additional step in the sea of never-ending steps to preserve this data, which is crucial to journalism, but might be the work around.