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Bug 399878 - Support for the jpeg comments
Support for the jpeg comments
Product: eog
Classification: Core
Component: general
git master
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: EOG Maintainers
EOG Maintainers
: 693160 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-23 18:07 UTC by Sven Arvidsson
Modified: 2021-06-20 09:02 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Description Sven Arvidsson 2007-01-23 18:07:39 UTC
This bug was filed in the Debian BTS.

"The jpeg standard provides a way to add a comment. You can use the
utility jhead or gimp 2.0 to manage it. Could be nice if eog manage it 
and/or show it among the exif data and on the fullscreen of the images."

This is a very old Debian bug, but it still seems to be valid. At least the comments I set with jhead does not seem to be visible in eog.
Comment 1 Lucas Rocha 2007-02-20 22:17:19 UTC
This would be a good candidate for a future plugin (after we have our plugin system in place, of course). I don't think it's worth putting this in EOG's core.
Comment 2 Reuben Thomas 2010-04-11 21:55:48 UTC
As far as I can see, eog still doesn't support JPEG comments. This is irritating: one of the most frequent things I want to do with JPEGs I put on my web site is add a comment (which the web site program automatically extracts to use in my photo galleries). This seems to be a perfectly standard bit of JPEG metadata, and despite reading in some places that eog at least supports its display, I can't find anywhere in eog 2.28.0 where I can find the comment of a JPEG that I know contains one.
Comment 3 Felix Riemann 2013-05-02 11:53:44 UTC
*** Bug 693160 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 André Klapper 2021-06-19 08:45:36 UTC
GNOME is going to shut down in favor of
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Thank you for your understanding and your help.
Comment 5 André Klapper 2021-06-20 09:02:42 UTC