Where are tags stored in Gallery app?

louzer

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When I edit an image in the Gallery app and add tags, are the tags stored in the image file itself or in a separate index used by the Gallery app? If they are stored in the image itself, I wanted to know if the tags would be recognized in the Photos app on my PC.
 

louzer

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I did that. I tagged a pic on my phone, copied it to my PC, and the tag was not visible on my PC. Then, I tagged a photo on my PC and copied it to my phone. on the phone the tag wasn't visible. If the tags are embedded in the file, it's certainly not by any standard. I was looking for an efficient way to organize pics without having to reorganize on my PC (other than just by date).
 

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I did that. I tagged a pic on my phone, copied it to my PC, and the tag was not visible on my PC. Then, I tagged a photo on my PC and copied it to my phone. on the phone the tag wasn't visible. If the tags are embedded in the file, it's certainly not by any standard. I was looking for an efficient way to organize pics without having to reorganize on my PC (other than just by date).

I do believe it does work, but that your PC may need an app that reads the tags. Although it's been a while for me, I had a Kodak camera that tagged photos, but stock photo app on PC wouldn't read them, and I had to get another photo app.