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How to access (read/write) advanced file EXIF/metadata in the Dropbox JavaScript API?

How to access (read/write) advanced file EXIF/metadata in the Dropbox JavaScript API?

Mesqueeb
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How to access (read/write) advanced file metadata in the Dropbox JavaScript API?

 

I'm talking about things like: MacOS file tags. I think they are stored in the file's EXIF data.

 

If I can retrieve a valid file-blob from the JS API then maybe I can use a JS plugin that can extract EXIF data from a blob, like this plugin.

 

But it would be best if I could retrieve advanced metadata native in the Javascript API.

Any ideas?

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Re: How to access (read/write) advanced file EXIF/metadata in the Dropbox JavaScript API?

Greg-DB
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[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43164908/how-to-access-read-write-advanced-file-exif-metadata-in... ]

 

The Dropbox API unfortunately doesn't natively return Mac OS file metadata/xattrs, or the full EXIF information for a file, but I'll be sure to pass these along as a feature requests. The Dropbox API currently only natively returns a few pieces of basic media information in FilesFileMetadata.media_info, e.g., if you set FilesGetMetadataArg.include_media_info to true when calling filesGetMetadata or filesListFolder/filesListFolderContinue.

 

To get any other metadata embedded in the file content, you'll need to download the file content and parse it out client-side.

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