Reading Photoshop captions in PHP

Last month I posted about how to read Picasa captions in PHP.

Now that I own Photoshop Elements I decided I’d check to see where that applications stores its captions. And after some testing I can reveal… just the same place as Picasa.

Kind of. Well, if you give a photo a caption using Photoshop Elements then my previous script will read it without any issue. However, if you add the caption using Picasa then view the photo in Photoshop Elements… it doesn’t recognise it. The other way around, however, works. Weird.

But, hey, it means you can use my same script to recognise the caption no matter which application you use.

I’m assuming Photoshop works in the same was as Photoshop Elements – if anybody tries it, please let me know the outcome.

Posted by David Artiss

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