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iptcparseAnalyse un bloc binaire IPTC et recherche les balises simples


array iptcparse ( string $iptcblock )

Analyse un bloc binaire » IPTC et recherche les balises simples.

Liste de paramètres


Un bloc binaire IPTC.

Valeurs de retour

Retourne un tableau avec les balises comme index et les valeurs de ces balises IPTC dans les valeurs de tableau correspondantes. En cas d'erreur, ou si aucune balise IPTC n'a été trouvée, cette fonction retourne FALSE.


Exemple #1 Exemple avec iptcparse() et getimagesize()

$iptc iptcparse($info['APP13']);



Cette fonction ne nécessite pas la bibliothèque GD.

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User Contributed Notes 8 notes

14 years ago
Just to add to the above response, he missed a couple of IPTC tags:

$iptc["2#025"][n];   (there is a list of keywords)

Caption Writer:

Just figured I'd note it, as the keywords can be quite important for database applications.  I got these by extracting IPTC tags from a Photoshop 6.0 file, so hopefully they are standardized ;)
4 years ago
Nowadays IPTC captions may be encoded in UTF-8.
In that case, IPTC tag CodedCharacterSet would be set to "ESC % G".
This tag has tag marker "1#090".
To decode such a caption into simple ISO-8859-1, you could use the following code:

= "";
$size = getimagesize( $image_path, $info );
if (isset(
$info["APP13"])) {
$iptc = iptcparse( $info["APP13"] ) ) {
$IPTC_Caption = str_replace( "\000", "", $iptc["2#120"][0] );
$iptc["1#090"]) && $iptc["1#090"][0] == "\x1B%G")
$IPTC_Caption = utf8_decode($IPTC_Caption);

Of course, this will only preserve ISO-8859-1 characters.
For proper Unicode support, you should convert UTF-8 byte sequences into HTML character entities, or encode the whole web page in UTF-8.
michael wells
11 years ago
To import IPTC keywords (which are stored in an array) into a scalar, try this sort of approach:

$keywordcount = count($iptc["2#025"]);
for ($i=0; $i<$keywordcount; $i++) $keywords .= $iptc["2#025"][$i] . " ";

(you could strip the trailing space if you wanted).

If you are importing data from some Mac applications, they may put chr(213) into strings to access a closing quote character. This prints as a captial O with a tilde above it in a web browser or on Windows. You can fix this with:

function ConvertChars($in)
        return str_replace(chr(213),"'",$in);

We use aspects of this code at when parsing IPTC tags. XMP seems to be the better solution these days (being XML based is a great improvement!!).
tomasz at trejderowski dot pl
2 years ago
I've managed to update "pkrohn at daemonize dot com" array, after 12 years since initial publication.

If you want to change some of IPCT header-strings into something more human-readable, try to use array similar to this:

$iptcHeaderArray = array
12 years ago
View all availiable IPCT Data

function output_iptc_data( $image_path ) {   
    $size = getimagesize ( $image_path, $info);       
     if(is_array($info)) {   
        $iptc = iptcparse($info["APP13"]);
        foreach (array_keys($iptc) as $s) {             
            $c = count ($iptc[$s]);
            for ($i=0; $i <$c; $i++)
                echo $s.' = '.$iptc[$s][$i].'<br>';
pkrohn at daemonize dot com
14 years ago
This took me longer than it ought to to figure out. Very handy for handling a stream of photos where the info you want is in the IPTC header. This example passes by reference, for which PHP4 will yell at you. If your need to write into the header, check out the Image::IPTCInfo Perl module.

$size = GetImageSize ("$image_name",&$info);
$iptc = iptcparse ($info["APP13"]);
if (isset($info["APP13"])) {
    $iptc = iptcparse($info["APP13"]){
        if (is_array($iptc)) {
        $caption = $iptc["2#120"][0];
    $graphic_name = $iptc["2#005"][0];
        $urgency = $iptc["2#010"][0];   
    $category = $iptc["2#015"][0];   
    // note that sometimes supp_categories contans multiple entries
$supp_categories = $iptc["2#020"][0];
$spec_instr = $iptc["2#040"][0];
$creation_date = $iptc["2#055"][0];
$photog = $iptc["2#080"][0];
$credit_byline_title = $iptc["2#085"][0];
$city = $iptc["2#090"][0];
$state = $iptc["2#095"][0];
$country = $iptc["2#101"][0];
$otr = $iptc["2#103"][0];
$headline = $iptc["2#105"][0];
$source = $iptc["2#110"][0];
$photo_source = $iptc["2#115"][0];
$caption = $iptc["2#120"][0];    }}
evan at nospam dot ozhiker dot com
11 years ago
You might have noticed that several metadata fields in Photoshop are not available via IPTC.

I have written a library "PHP JPEG Metadata Toolkit" which fixes this problem as it allows reading, writing and interpreting of virtually any type of metadata, including these missing fields.

Try it out, and download it at:
13 years ago
If you are not sure where a particular value you entered into the IPTC block in photoshop or any other software is being stored, simply run a foreach loop thru the block and find out:

(Insert a new paragraph in the beggening of the first echo)

$size = GetImageSize ("testimg.jpg", &$info);
$iptc = iptcparse($info["APP13"]);

foreach($iptc as $key => $value)
    echo "<b>IPTC Key:</b> $key <b>Contents:</b> ";
    foreach($value as $innerkey => $innervalue)
        if( ($innerkey+1) != count($value) )
            echo "$innervalue, ";
            echo "$innervalue";
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