I am trying to edit Title, Description & meta tags of an image(.jpg) file. To do that, I am using GIMP 2.10.8. After opening the image file I am going to Image > Metadata > Edit Metadata. Then Metadata Editor window pops up. I am filling the necessary fields and click Write Metadata. Then exporting the file as an image(.jpg) file. Unfortunately, after the properties window of the exported image file, I am not getting any change in metadata. How can I overcome this issue?

  • What meta data are you editing specifically?
    – xenoid
    Sep 9, 2019 at 9:39
  • And how are you viewing the metadata? Does it show up as you entered it when you open the image in GIMP and look at the metadata editor again? Sep 10, 2019 at 20:09
  • I am trying to add Description, tags. After adding the data I save the file and after closing the file from GIMP, I am not getting the meta data when I open the properties of the image.
    – tuxtu
    Sep 15, 2019 at 11:02
  • What section of the Metadata Editor are you filling? Usually in jpeg files Gimp saves IPTC metadata. Sep 17, 2021 at 16:31

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Gimp can be configured so as not to export metadata. Is your instance of Gimp so configured? Settings are available in Edit/Preferences/Image Import and Export/Export Policies." (from https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/en/gimp-image-metadata.html)

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