We’re adding the ability to filter the photos view in the mobile app.
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While we don’t have an update here for adding metadata tags to files, we are continuing to explore this as part of the future roadmap. We recently announced the ability to edit existing metadata from within Teams and will continue to invest in metadata scenarios.
I could not agree more with Geoff Coupe's comments. His blog post is spot on what worries me with Onedrive's metadata handling. I believe Onedrive has potential, but it must strive to provide seamless interop with other MS products such as Windows Photo Gallery. I mentioned in a previous comment and Geoff post details quite nicely that the metadata handling does not roundtrip well. Also, it would be nice if Onedrive provides a good way to correct the lat/long values of geotagged photos and edit the location, city, state, country information.
This would be extremely helpful for my photo management workflow. However, the metadata must be compatible with Windows Photo Gallery. Right now, if you edit the caption in Onedrive and then download the file the metadata does not roundtrip that well with WPG.
Also, it would be helful to add People Tags as well as GeoTags (say from foursquare, facebook) as well as correct the lat/long locations from photos taken (there is always some degree of inacurracy in GPS).
Here is a method of adding Foursqure (among other datasources) Location Identifiers using the 2014 IPTC Extension standard - https://jmoliver.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/using-iptc-location-identifiers-to-link-your-photos-to-knowledge-bases/José Oliver-Didier shared this idea ·
I use Onedrive on my Android phone with an otg cable to upload my DSLR photos to my Onedrive account. I wish Onedrive for Android also had an "import" functionality like on windows which avoids duplicates and ensure that all photos were imported.
Wanted to provide an update here: this is something we’re planning on doing, but don’t have a timeframe to share yet
Windows Photo Gallery had a very cool feature in which photos uploaded and face tags done in Facebook will be written back to the file. Other people tagged their faces and the tag would show up in Windows. The feature no longer works as Facebook pulled the plug on Microsoft Facebook Connect.
OneDrive should have something similar. People Tags added in OneDrive should be saved to the file and thus available in Windows.
Hi, can you tell us more about what you mean by advanced search? Thank you.
Windows File Explorer's search options provides operators support as well as filtering the metadata. It would be nice if all if not some of the functionality ports over to OneDrive. I frequently use these operators to search among my photos. I especially rely on the Geotags, Descriptive Tags and People Tags, as well as the star ratings added using Windows Photo Gallery or Windows Explorer. The Search box should be a important feature.
I must add Google Photos does a good job with this, why not Microsoft?
Excellent suggestion. Also, it would be nice that the OneDrive API provide an ability to add lat/long geotag information similar to what Flickr does. This way, applications such as geosyncr.com can connect to OneDrive and geotag. It would be nice also that the data be saved back to the file metadata EXIF/IPTC accordingly. In a similar fashion as in Windows Photo Gallery.
Geotagging is a quite suggested feature. It would be nice that the geotags (placenames) added in Windows Photo Gallery are displayed in OneDrive as well.
A "Tag" section was added, but it really needs some usability improvements. At least in the iOS version, there is no quick way to add or remove tags to a multiple selected photos.
This is something we’re planning to add to the app. No dates to share yet.
This would also be helpful for the Photo Tag functionality. I would like to be able to "Select All" photos to either remove or add an additional tag.
Somewhat cumbersome, but a workaround to down sync automatic tags to the photo files is:
The temporary tag method:
1. On OneDrive Photo Tags page select a tag, for example "Sky" - All photos assigned that tag, "Sky" will be displayed.
2. Select all the photos displayed with that particular tag and click on "Edit Tag".
3. Add the same tag with a "z" prepended, this will be a temporary tag. Example "zSky".
4. Wait for OneDrive to sync the photos back to the PC. If you have a lot of photos with that tag and/or slow internet connection it may take a while.
5. On your PC, open Window Photo Gallery. Search for all photos with "zSky".
6. Select all photos with "zSky" and add the tag "Sky".
7. Remove "zSky" tag in Windows Photo Gallery
The result is that the "Sky" tag is written to the source files. The files will sync back up to OneDrive with "Sky" and the temporary tag "zSky" is removed.
Another option could be developed if the automatic tags were to be exposed in the OneDrive API. That is if OneDrive does not directly provide a simpler way.
I agree to a point. The user should always have control over the file.
I would prefer a "confirm tag" functionality in which the user can confirm whether or not the automatically added tag is relevant to the photo. Such confirmed tags should then be written back to the file.
I take a lot of photos with my Digital SLR and upload them to Onedrive. I would definetly like the ability to add and edit the Geotag information. It would also be nice if OneDrive provide a method for adding and editing the photo EXIF Lat and Long information as well as the IPTC Location, City, State and Country fields as well. This way other apps can take advantage and provide nice photo geotagging solutions using OneDrive. Flickr does a good job on this also.