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NAME

       pecomato - a portable picture-embedded metadata processor

SYNOPSIS

       pecomato [OPTION...] OP [EXPR] FILE [FILE...]

       pecomato [OPTION...] OP [EXPR] @FILE

       usage of form OP EXPR only concerns OP mode dump-value, see below.

       use  @file  to  read  a  list  of  files from that file. the file must contain exactly one
       filename to process per line (don't escape anything, filenames are taken as-is).

DESCRIPTION

       pecomato is basically designed to display any kind  of  information  embedded  in  picture
       files,  as  well  as  checking,  filtering,  extracting,  removing, adding and fixing such
       information. In other words, it's a metadata processor.

       It supports the following file formats: JPEG/JFIF, Adobe PSD and FFO, raw  IPTC.   And  it
       knows  about the following metadata formats: JFIF, IPTC, Exif, Adobe and Fotostation. More
       file and metadata formats might be supported later: TIFF, etc.

       One of its main goals is to check the validity of parsed metadata as  well  as  optionally
       check  the  strict  compliance  to official standards. On another hand, it aims to provide
       ways of fixing broken or not compliant chunks as well as providing general basic functions
       to manipulate the metadata.

       Please  visit the program homepage at http://www.mollux.org/projects/pecomato/. Thanks for
       reporting issues at https://www.mollux.org/services/bugzilla/.

OPTIONS

       general options:

        -v, --version
              show version number then exit

        -h, --help
              show this usage help then exit

            --list
              list all supported embedded data structures

        -l, --log-level NUM
              define verbosity (see possible values below)

        -c, --check-compliance
              perform full checks to test the strict validity and  compliance  of  structures  to
              official formats

       filtering and extracting options:

        -b, --backup
              create backup files of (re)written files if necessary

        -d, --target-dir DIRNAME
              target directory for all written files

        -f, --fix
              fix metadata inconsistencies when possible

       extracting options:

        -x, --extract TYPE
              extract  and  save  metadata to a standalone file (see below for a list of metadata
              types that can be extracted)

        -t, --ext EXTENSION
              define what filename extension to use  when  writing  metadata  that  is  extracted
              (default: .iptc)

        -a, --append-ext
              append  extension to original filename when saving the extracted metadata (default:
              replace original file extension)

       filtering options:

        -i, --include EXPR
              a filter expression describing the datasets to keep

        -i, --include @FILE
              or a file containing a list of  datasets  to  keep,  all  other  datasets  will  be
              filtered out.  if not used, all datasets will be kept

        -e, --exclude EXPR
              a filter expression describing the datasets to filter out

        -e, --exclude @FILE
              a  file  containing  a  list  of datasets to filter out, all other datasets will be
              kept. if not used all datasets will be kept

        --edit EXPR
              a filter edit expression describing the datasets to add

        --edit @FILE
              or a file containing a list of datasets to add.  datasets won't be inserted if that
              breaks compliance to the standards

        --test
              don't  override  original  file,  create  *.rewrite file.  this option only affects
              rewriting of source files

       dump options:

        -w, --wrap NUM
              max column for wrapping (num must  be  in  range  [8-1024]).  default  is  to  dump
              unwrapped

POSSIBLE OPS

        check just check embedded data structures

        dump  show embedded data (headers only)

        dump-full
              show all embedded data (including values)

        dump-value
              show requested value (headers only)

        filter
              filter embedded data (see -i, -e and --edit)

DUMP-VALUE EXPRESSIONS

       IPTC.<record>

       same as filter include/exclude expression, see below:

FILTER INCLUDE/EXCLUDE EXPRESSIONS

       IPTC.<record>

       where <record> can be either:

       all:               *

       hexadecimal unary: 0xhhhh

       hexadecimal range: 0xhhhh-0xhhhh

       decimal unary:     nnn:nnn

       decimal ranges:    nnn:nnn-nnn

                          nnn:*

       examples:

       IPTC.0x0219

       IPTC.0x0300-0x0364

       IPTC.3:0-100

FILTER EDIT EXPRESSIONS

       IPTC.<record>=<type>:<value>

       where <record> can be either:

       hexadecimal unary: 0xhhhh

       decimal unary:     nnn:nnn

       where <type> can be either:

       hex

       text

       and <value> is:

       hex:  [a-zA-Z0-9] pairs

       text: any char (even widechars) on the line is taken as text, until

             a newline is found

       examples:

       IPTC.0x0200=hex:0002

       IPTC.0x0219=text:this is a keyword

SUPPORTED METADATA FOR EXTRACTION

        iptc  IPTC datasets

POSSIBLE LOG LEVELS

        0     quiet, no output at all

        1     error messages only (default)

        2     warning and error messages

        3     informative, warning and error messages

        4     all messages including debug ones

SUPPORTED INPUT FILES

        JPEG files (commonly .jpeg, .jpg, .jpe, .jfif, .jif)

        Adobe Photoshop files (commonly .psd, .pdd, .ffo)

        FotoStation files (commonly .fdp, .ipt)

        standalone IPTC metadata (commonly .iptc)

EXIT CODES

        0     normal exit

        1     usage error

        2     asynchronous signal termination

        3     normal exit, with warning(s)

        4     normal exit, with error(s)

        5     fatal error encountered

EXAMPLES

       Check metadata structures of a JPEG file, only report errors
              $ pecomato check file.jpg

AUTHOR

       Written by Tristan Chabredier "wwp" <subscript@free.fr>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Tristan Chabredier.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as  published  by  the  Free  Software  Foundation;  either
       version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This  program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program.
       If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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