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Metadata is additional data related to a photo, this is usually written by the camera into the image file at the time of shooting but can be edited later. This metadata includes information such as the time and date of shooting, equipment involved and settings used.

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Standards or widespread guidelines for updating of Exif or other metadata when modifying photos or other images?

I'm working on software that allows users to upload photos (or, potentially, any image). The photos are scaled to a maximum size (to save space) and as part of that change to the image I want to copy ...
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How to remove 'Program Name: Adobe Photoshop' from the metadata?

I've tried all the solutions from here as well as from stackoverflow, the tool mentioned (ExifTool) won't remove the metadata. I'd like to remove all the Photoshop information from my jpeg, leaving ...
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Why I can See EXTRA info with the hex editor and not with an EXIF tool [duplicate]

How do I know my image is altered or not? Is there a tool or a method to know all the related stuff to the photo from Metadata or something else? P.S: Sometimes using a Hex Editor like Hiew will give ...
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Organizing photos for archival purposes, what format for metadata?

For long term archiving, what metadata format(s) are most likely to be readable in 10, 20, or 30 years? Currently I archive photos by directory in a tree structure starting with year at the top level. ...
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Convert Exposure Time in seconds to a fraction

I'm writing my own software to manage my photo storage. Within the EXIF data the camera stores it's exposure time in seconds. So 1/60 is expressed as 0.0166666666666667. Sites like Flickr are ...
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Set file timestamp (local time) from EXIF timestamp (UTC) [duplicate]

To avoid DST and time zone problems I set the camera time to UTC. My computer on the other hand is set to local time. There is an explanation for using EXIF metadata to set the file timestamp (set ...
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How can I recover my camera's main setting or mode from the EXIF data?

I have a couple of digital cameras which have in common a setting dial that includes such modes as AUTO, P (program mode), T (shutter priority), A (aperture priority), and M (manual). My more ...
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Is it possible to infer that an image is a photoshop if only one has “Original Transmission Reference” field?

If I have 2 similar images, can it be inferred as evidence that one is a photoshop of another if the first one has EXIF Original Transmission Reference field, while a second one does not? (the ...
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Why won't GIMP 2.8 open my long exposure shots?

I'm unable to edit some of my tripod and shutter release shots in GIMP 2.8.10. It only seems to affect the photos taken in bulb (full manual shutter timing) mode, where I have exposure times anywhere ...
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How to sync EXIF data and date information from iPhoto to Flickr

I've recently started a process of scanning old photo albums. I had settled into a nice workflow scanning a few images at a time and using iPhoto to add descriptions and change the dates, thinking ...
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EXIF Information that helps to detect doctored image

What EXIF information would be a good indication to know if an image has been doctored or not, and why is that information helpful? I think one of them is the aperture.
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How to share large number of photos for review by family, with comments saved with the pictures?

I have about 1000 old photos I need to scan and share with friends. Before burning them to disc, though, I'd like to post them so people can comment on the provenance and/or people in the pics. What ...
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How to get Ufraw to pass on EXIF data to Gimp

I cannot find EXIF data in Gimp using Ufraw as standalone OR plug in, even though I use the option save EXIF data - what could I be doing wrong?
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How can I copy all metadata, including color profiles, from one jpg to another?

I tried exiftool -tagsFromFile but it seems to skip color profile exif.
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Plugin Metadata in LR

I use J Friedl's plugin for uploading pictures to Zenfolio. This plugin adds two fields to the metadata - logical yes/no for uploaded and a field for the url. These are not editable inside LR. That ...
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Is EXIF:XPKeyword imported by Lightroom?

Is the EXIF tag XPKeywords (used by e.g. Windows 7 for tags) imported by Lightroom as keywords? If not, is there some more indirect way to import the data?
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Can Lightroom catalogs be created in any other program?

I would like to use a software such as Mosaic to view my photos on my iPad. However, I would prefer not to buy Lightroom, as I (currently) have no use for the RAW editing. So, can Lightroom catalogs ...
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What's a good EXIF metadata field to store a general URL about photo topic/content?

What is a good EXIF/IPTC metadata field to store a general URL about the topic or content of a photo. For example a photo showing the Eiffel tower might have the URL http://www.toureiffel.paris/. So ...
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Can't set Sony image ratings via windows explorer

I'm having issues changing metadata for photos from 1 camera. When I load photos from my camera (Nikon D7000) I can use the details bar at the bottom of windows explorer to add tags, change star ...
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How to calculate Hugin lens data for Aerial Photos

I have some aerial photographs from the 60s and 70s I want to stitch together. I known nothing about the camera that took these photos, and am not sure how to calculate the Focal Length or Horizontal ...
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Lenses on older canon bodies only shows up as focal range in Lightroom. Can this be fixed?

When using some of my older Canon bodies such as the 1Ds and the 1Ds mk II, the lenses only shows up as the focal range in the metadata when imported to lightroom. For example the Canon EF 24-105/4,0 ...
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Searching photos by metadata with Adobe Bridge not returning results?

I have a photo library tagged (IPTC) with titles and descriptions in the metadata. When I search in Adobe Bridge it only returns a few of the results. I'm using the proper search too, not the quick ...
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IPTC field for the lead image in a set

Is there an IPTC field which allows me to specify that an image is the 'lead image' from a set? Not necessarily the first image, but more like a manually chosen cover-image for an album?
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Precise focus information in metadata

I am trying to get the precise focal length used for a stack of photographs taken with various focal length. See the following link. My problem is that even if the photographs are obviously focusing ...
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Export metadata from one software and import into another

I'm planning to migrate from Lightroom (Windows) to AfterShot Pro (Linux). Is it possible to somehow export the metadata (is that the correct word when talking about the changes made in white ...
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Are there any known methods for resetting the shutter count?

When buying used camera bodies the shutter count gives you a good figure together with the external condition of what kind of usage the body experienced previously - assuming the shutter count is ...
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Does the manufacturer reset the metadata shutter count when replacing the shutter?

I've read about this across different forums but have not found a satisfying answer. Does the manufacturer (Canon in particular) reset the metadata shutter count when replacing a shutter?
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Adobe Lightroom - How to change metadata to make sorting in folders work?

When i am importing all my photos to lightroom i want to sort my 2000 pictures in folders by date. But i have two big issues. I only want folders per YEAR, not sub folders per month etc. Cant seem to ...
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How to erase ALL metadata associated with an image? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to get rid of ALL metadata associated with an image. What should I do?
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Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections?

Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections? In the export dialogue you can select to export everything, just copyright, just copyright and contact ...
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Is it possible to record private comments in LR5?

Is there any way or place to add comments to photos in LR5. Not for clients to see but just additional info to remind me as to how the shot was taken? Such as "low sun over left shoulder"?
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Can edits from multiple photo editing programs be saved in the same DNG?

When using the traditional sidecar approach, multiple programs can edit the same file as the edits are saved as instuctions outside of the RAW file itself. As long as the sidecar file isn't shared, ...
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How can I copy all meta tags, other than the thumbnail, from a source jpg to a destination jpg?

I just started to use the EXIFTool but can't figure out how to copy all meta info from one file to another without destroying the destination file's thumbnail image. Is there any way to do so ?
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Search large collection of images for exif tags without lightroom/aperture etc

Is there a way, possibly using exiftool, to quickly search an entire directory or disk of images for a certain exif/XMP/IPTC tag and maybe even give a summary of what the collection contains ...
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Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database

In my search for a perfect photo management application (I know :) I've been doing a bit of comparison between the few applications that seem attractive to me feature / cost wise. One of the more ...
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What metadata can I safely delete without affecting the appearance of an image?

I would like to remove as much metadata as possible from an image without changing its appearance. I have used exiftool -all= image.jpg and it works well most of the time, but quite often the colors ...
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What is the relationship between exif and xmp? Are they interchangeable?

I am writing an application which read/write metadata for an image (it converts a raw file into a jpeg/tiff) and I need to write metadata about camera/mode/...into the generated jpeg. I know that I ...
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Is there a well-known way to store a taxonomy hierarchy in XMP, IPTC or EXIF?

A client has an image bank with many pictures. They have categorised those pictures in a hierarchy. Now they want to move the pictures to a new image bank and I am asked to put this hierarchy into the ...
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Are there DSLRs that embed image stabilisation info in EXIF data?

Are there DSLR:s (or any other camera for that matter) that embed image stabilisation info in EXIF data? I can't recall I've ever seen that. If not — why not? It seems like a useful marker.
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Lightroom 5. “Convert photo to DNG” then “Save metadata to file”?

In my workflow, I import - select - keyword - retouch - rename - and convert .nef photos to .dng. Then I archive all images. If then I retouch again my dng in the develop module, do I need to ...
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Can a image have different XResolution and YResolution?

In EXIF data I see stuff like XResolution = 72 YResolution = 72 I'm trying to display that on a site, and I was wondering if I should display both or just a single "72dpi" ? Are there any cases ...
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How can I sync EXIF information when using a pre-saved PSD template?

I capture image in NEF format using Nikon D5100 and before posting on the net I make some changes, re-size it and move it on a pre-saved PSD file with water mark, nice border, ... And after saving the ...
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Is there a free tool that can set the file time to match the camera time in jpg meta data? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of pictures for which something went wrong during the import (I used Image Capture on Mountain Lion) went wrong and the file time is completely random. The correct time when the picture ...
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How do I see an image comment added on a Nikon camera once I download a picture?

I have a Nikon D3200 and I have used the setting to add an image comment to my photographs. But, when I download the pictures to my computer (mac) and look at the photo info I don't see it. Have I ...
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What does fixed EXIF mean?

I'm buying a lens adapter for my new Minolta AF 500mm reflex lens and one that I have found specifically states that the EXIF is fixed at 50mm F1.4. I'm not sure what this means for my photos in the ...
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Add Image Geolocation

Is there a program that can batch process exif data? I'd like to add geolocations to my images and I have about 2000 pictures?
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EXIF listing of all files in a folder [duplicate]

I have been using my 18-300 Nikkor lens and experimenting with it. I have taken more than 5000 pictures with it. I wanted to get statistics of these photos. Like what is the range of Focal length, I ...
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Copy keywords into description exif

Is there a tool that can batch edit the image's EXIF data and copy the keywords and put it into description field?
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Can I determine if an image was captured using Manual or Auto mode?

Is there a way to find out if a picture (once taken) was taken in Manual vs. Auto mode? My daughter is in a photography class and we both have taken images with the same camera. I sometimes put it ...
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Photo viewer for Windows that displays shutter speed/aperture/ISO?

Going through my own photos and looking at the exposure setting and composition is a good way of learning. Is there a photo viewer for Windows that shows you the exposure settings (shutter speed, ...