[Image-SIG] Patch for text chunks in PNGs

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 22:43:58 +0100

Andrew M. Kuchling <akuchlin@mems-exchange.org> wrote:
> Being able to add metadata to an image is of great importance to me;
> is there a list of which image plugins actually read in image metadata
> and write it out?  (Where the image format supports it, of course.)

image metadata is one big mess, and I'm afraid PIL
isn't doing much to make things better :-(

it would be great to do something about this in a
future version of PIL, but it's still just an item on
the (rather big) PIL wishlist...

until that happens, you may prefer to do like I do:
store the metadata *outside* the image file...