Related to this topic, I’d like to read the modification time in the metadata of images. Right now I can do this by “shelling out” and using
exiftool. While this works, it’s painfully slow (when I need to process hundreds of images for instance). So I was wondering which of these two alternatives would be easiest for me to learn, and if you people have some pointers on how to get started on either:
- figure out how to not “shell out” and use
- rely on existing mechanisms in
ImageMagick.jland somehow write a function that extracts that specific field (modification time)?
I have to admit that both are beyond me, but I would love to be able to rapidly access that metadata. Any help is appreciated!