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Geeqie is the successor of GQview.
I wrote a small Python script to edit Exif UserComment field. You can hook the script to the external editor commands of Geeqie, so you can launch it with a simple Ctrl+1.
The program allows multi line comments, uses UTF-8 encoding and allow you to edit and existing comment or add a new one. You can navigate in the directory tree and quickly add comments using just the jeyboard.
exif-comment-edit script uses the
exiv2(1) tool to actually read and write the comment, on a Debian system you must install the exiv2 and python-gtk2 packages.
The script is released under the GPL license, and you can download it here: exif-comment-edit.
To add the item to the Edit menu, just create a
$HOME/.config/geeqie/applications/exif-comment-edit.desktop file, with:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Edit Exif UserComment Exec=exif-comment-edit %f # show only if exif-comment-edit is installed TryExec=exif-comment-edit # Desktop files that are usable only in Geeqie should be marked like this: Categories=X-Geeqie; OnlyShowIn=X-Geeqie; # Show in menu "Edit" X-Geeqie-Menu-Path=EditMenu/EditSection MimeType=image/jpeg;
To bind the menu item to a shortcut key, open the Edit, Preferences, Keyboard dialog box and search the action you just added.