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medusa9

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Hi. I use XP - Media Center

I've been scanning a boat-load of my grandma's very old pics and wanted to use the right-click/Properties/Summary (simple) comment box to type what's written on the backs of them or special notes, etc., as many of her pics are 100 yrs old and have lots of details we'll want to know when she passes on.

I've tried everything I can think of to get the Summary tab (simple) enabled so I can type the info. No luck. And trying to search the internet (and this site) with terms like 'File comments' or 'enable summary comments' is a nightmare. :)

I want to burn these scans to data DVDs so all the info would be contained in 1 neat bundle and require simple instructions: "Set view to 'Details' to see info related to each picture." I could use external programs to keep the info, like my own Media Center, but all of my families' computers would have to use the same program, and that's a problem.

Does anyone know of a setting I've overlooked or a simple cheat to enable the info summary dialogs for BMPs? Or know of an alternative? Please...

-Lisa
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Neil Jones

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The Properties -> Summary details are usually added by the program you save the files with.
The editing of them through Windows does indeed work but I've only tried it on JPEGs. You'll do far better to convert the lot to JPEGs first and then the Summary details become available and editable. A program such as Infranview has a batch conversion option so you can convert the lot in one fell swoop.

Very novell cause for what you're trying to do by the way.
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Oh gee-whizzzz! Thank you so much!
I downloaded Infranview and used it to convert the files... It took 15 seconds flat and was FLAWLESS!
Now I can index everything!

Thanks again so, so, much.
I :) you! :)
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