Last Updated: 25 Aug 2022 12:01 by James
Created on: 18 Aug 2022 14:02
Type: Feature Request
Accessibility Enhancement: Import AltText image description information from Exif image file metadata
I produce a lot of Accessible PDF documents that include many unique images - hundreds in most cases. Each image has alt text descriptions in it in the EXIF metadata of the image file itself. Most of the documents I generate a based on a one or two page template used for each record ID. The images are loaded programmatically based on the ID number for the template. Right now, with Accessibility Enabled, Telerik cannot read the image EXIF data. It would be ideal if it could be configured to pick up the descriptions already inside the image file itself. This applies to the stand alone Report Designer and the Visual Studio version.
Posted on: 25 Aug 2022 12:01
Thank you! Telerik will be a leader in accessible PDF generation. Power BI Report Builder, MS Word, and other solutions cannot read EXIF data, giving Telerik a competitive advantage regarding accessibility.
Posted on: 25 Aug 2022 11:49

Hi James,

Thank you for your feedback.

Considering the recent updates to the Photo Metadata Standard - IPTC Announces New Properties in Photo Metadata to Make Images More Accessible, this is a valid request and we will try to read the image EXIF data, when there is such, and output it to the 2 new properties according to the standard.

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