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I made changes to my RAW images in Lightroom and exported them as JPEG to save on an SD card which I inserted into my camera. When I tried to show the pictures to my family and friends, I got the following error: "Cannot display this file".

I have read very simillar questions like this or that but am yet to figure a solution.

Has any of you overcome the problem and written correct metadata to the files?

Showing images directly from my Nikon D600 camera is much more convenient for me as I then do not have to lug my notebook around.

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What camera are you using to do this? –  Michael Clark Jun 7 '13 at 17:08
    
@mattdm No, I can't. I removed the TV part as it is irrelevant. –  Petr Újezdský Jun 8 '13 at 9:40
    
@MichaelClark I use Nikon D600, it is written within tags. I have updated question. –  Petr Újezdský Jun 8 '13 at 9:41
    
I would personally use a smartphone or tablet; the screens on modern devices really make photos pop. –  ElendilTheTall Jun 8 '13 at 11:48
    
@ElendilTheTall The original question said he wanted to output the images from the camera to an HDTV. Since mattdm complained the TV part was off topic he took that part out. –  Michael Clark Jun 8 '13 at 17:52
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It is likely the structure of the data in the JPEG file and not related to metadata or EXIF information.

I'm not fimiliar with lightroom specifically, but when you save JPEGs there are options for things like 'optimization', 'huffman encoding', 'progressive', etc. Try disabling all of those. Your camera probably only knows how to deal with a specific set of parameters for the JPEG. Lightroom will have used a JPEG formatting parameter that isn't compatible with your camera.

In Photoshop the 'optimization' option has to do with how it arranges the huffman codes. A non-standard set of optimized huffman codes can make the file smaller, but won't be compatible with some proprietary devices.

The only way to tell for sure is to experiment by saving various JPEGs to the card with different settings. Good luck.

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Thanks, you're right, the problem can be in these JPEG encodings too. I will hassle with these along with the metadata if anyone haven't found the solution. I just want to avoid this "try & error" :) –  Petr Újezdský Jun 8 '13 at 9:47
    
Or shoot a jpeg on the camera and find out what it uses, then you'll know for sure... –  James Snell Oct 20 '13 at 19:18
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Try using the Nikon software, rather than Lightroom, to convert the RAW files to jpeg. I would think there is a much greater chance those would be compatible with your Nikon camera.

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Tried Nikon software (ViewNX2) which has minor editing software and SORRY...any changes to the image and it will not display on the camera (S9100 or S9300) and gives error message that there is "no image data". I am shocked, surprised and disappointed in Nikon for not insuring that their editing software is compatible with camera display.. :-( –  pls022pat Oct 19 '13 at 5:58
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