Scott's JPEG Commenter

Copyright (c) Dr. Scott M Baker

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Scott's Jpeg Commenter is a tool that is designed to make it easy to view and edit comments in JPEG (or JPG) files. The comment is a special block of the JPEG file where you may enter text that is stored along with the image in the file. There might be many reasons for you to do so -- inserting notes on where a photo was taken, information about who or what is in the picture, a copyright, etc.

Overview - Using the software:

Scott's JPEG Commenter is designed to be easy to use. The interface works just like the traditional Windows Explorer. There is a folder and directory tree/list at the top of the main window. You use that to navigate to the JPEG files that you want to comment.

The bottom half of the screen is split into two parts: Preview Image and Comment Editor. The preview image is a simple thumbnail of the image that you've currently selected, and the comment editor contains the comments. Each JPEG image can have multiple comment blocks. You can use the "Next" and "Prev" buttons to navigate multiple comments, and the "New" button to create a comment.

Detailed Instructions:

Okay, let's say you have a file called "C:\my pictures\image.jpg" and you want to put the comment "Scott was here!" in that file. Here's a detailed tutorial on how to do it.

  1. If you haven't done so already, launch the program (click the icon for "Scott's Jpeg Commenter" that is on your desktop)
  2. Use the Directory explorer in the upper left of the main window to navigate to the folder you want.
    • In our example, this is "C:\my pictures", so we would click on "my computer", then "c:\", and finally "c:\my pictures" to get to the folder.
  3. Once you've opened a folder with some JPEG files in it, they'll be listed in the file list that is in the upper right side of the main window.
  4. Click on the file you're interested in
    • In our example, this would be "image.jpg"
  5. When you click on the file, the comment editor (the big white edit box at the lower right of the main window) will display any existing comments, or it will be empty if the file has no comments
    • Continuing our example, you'd type the phrase "Scott was here!" into the comment editor.
  6. Type your comments into the comment editor
  7. You're done. The comment will be automatically. saved.

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