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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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Can I batch set the date on Canon RAW files with a tool? [duplicate]

I have just noticed my cameras date has been wrong for the last month. However it is consistently wrong, so if I work out (or guess) the date and time of the first photograph, is there a tool that ...
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How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?

Here's a situation where I would like Lightroom to alter my master photos. I have some photos that I took on October 30, 2011 with the capture time at around 15:00 hours. The date is correct but the ...
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How can I get the image/sensor dimensions in mm to get Circle of Confusion from EXIF?

I need to get calculate some formulas based on Circle of Confusion and/or image dimensions (diagonal) in millimeters based on EXIF data only. IOW, I cannot say "this photo was shot with Canon 5D3 ...
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How can I prevent or undo Canon G12's auto rotate?

I'm using a Canon PowerShot G12 camera to take photos for vegetation analysis. The camera is looking straight down at the vegetation - or at least CLOSE to straight down. The autorotation function ...
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How to get settings of Canon camera in auto mode?

I want to learn photographing in manual mode. As the one of the way I wanna shoot in auto mode and then try to repeat it in manual mode. My question is how to know which settings of ISO, shutter speed ...
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What do these strange fractions in EXIF exposure values mean?

Sometimes I see in the Exif exposure value (from a photographic contests site) numbers like 10/4000 or 301/100000. I guess 10/4000 means 1/400 but what does 301/100000 mean? Is it due to some Exif ...
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Which IPTC title fields to use?

I decided to set the titles of my photos in Lightroom (via the IPTC metadata) instead of my web-based gallery software. However, I'm somewhat unsure about the proper usage of the various title-ish ...
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Is it possible to create Lightroom / Flickr captions in two languages?

I need to export images from Lightroom 5 to Flickr/Web with the captions in two different languages; English and Russian. Are there any methods/tools to facilitate this process without mixing two ...
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Can I programatically manipulate Lightroom's “rejected” flag in images?

Can I use a tool like exif2 or exiftool to programatically inspect and manipulate the flag used for "Rejected" in Lightroom? I can't find a field that seems to correspond to it. If not, is there ...
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Which exif tag to use to add filter data?

I've started using ND and polarizer filters in my shots. Since I'm learning to use them, I'd like to manually add this info to exif/iptc/xmp metadata of my shots, so later I can find images taken ...
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What does “Unique Id” in Picasa map to in EXIF?

In Picasa, in the Properties List, there is a property labeled "Unique Id". In the Exif spec, there is a field called ImageUniqueId. However, I have tried several Exif libraries/command line tools ...
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DPI in photos vs DPI in Printers/Scanners [duplicate]

When I look at the properties of a JPEG shot on my Canon 5D MkIII (set to the highest quality settings on the camera), i've noticed that the 'Horizontal/Vertical Resolution is 72 DPI' My only ...
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What metadata editor is capable of overwriting originals?

Photography workflows seem to be oblivious to version control systems like git. Instead iPhoto and Lightroom seem to expect you to keep multiple copies of edited/catalogued images. I simply want to ...
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Is there a glossary of camera metadata terms?

I'm trying to learn to interpret my camera's metadata (Exif) tags (if "tags" is the right word) as they appear in Adobe Bridge. I'm seeing some terms I don't understand and I was wondering if there ...
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How do I apply my copyright information from XMP automatically with DigiKam?

I have an xmp file with my copyright information provided by the Creative Commons license wizard. How can I configure DigiKam to automatically apply this information to every image I import?
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Where should I store the metadata for personal images?

I'm adding coordinates, location, country name, my name, url, and occasionally a description to my photos. They are all in the JPEG format. I use them mostly for personal use but give some away to ...
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How do I preserve commas when exporting metadata from Lightroom to csv?

I am using LR/Transporter to export metadata from Lightroom to a .csv file. For the most part this works flawlessly. However, if I have a comma in the Caption field anything after that comma gets ...
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What software should I use to batch cropping images from paper notes?

I am turning a scanning of a collection of notes with lots of pictures of inventions and mathematics and organizing it into a wiki. The notebook pages consist of blocks of text, images, and captions ...
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Is it possible to extract the IPTC information of many scans programmatically?

I have several hundred jpeg-scans of negatives. For some of these, I stored a textual description of the picture in the Caption-field of the IPTC metadata. (Whether it was a clever idea to store it ...
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How to add EXIF Lens data in Lightroom for unknown lens?

One of my prime lenses is non-electronic and so the photos EXIF data does not include any lens information. These show up in Lightroom 4.3 as "Unknown". I see no way through Lightroom to add this ...
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What software can I use to show the position and arc use for an image on a map? [duplicate]

I've recently bought a GPS for my camera and am trying to make the most of it. I've used the basic functions in Lightroom to show my images on a map, tag the city etc, but what I really want is ...
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Does lens metadata from crop-sensor cameras factor in the crop?

I use a Canon 60D, which is a crop-sensor DSLR. Does the metadata found in Lightroom or Bridge report the actual focal length or the crop-sensor equivalent? For example, if the metadata says the ...
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Is there a digital camera that is able to save people bounding boxes?

I am looking for digital cameras that are able to recognize faces(automatically or by user input) and save those as tags in XMP using either Microsoft Photo 1.2 Schema or Metadata Working Group - ...
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How can I measure luminance values from different cameras?

Calculating EV and then Lx is pretty simple. The problem starts when trying to calculate these by using EXIF data that come from different cameras. I tried capturing a static object in the exact ...
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What is “Image Unique ID”?

What is the Image Unique ID in Exif info? what is it used for?! It seems each system could use its own method, so is it still unique between different systems? Searching online I was able to find ...
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Can information like a signature, secret key or password be encoded in a photo?

I want to protect copyright of my photographs. So, I've decided I'd like to put some signature like information in my photos. According to my research, - I have copyright as default and I don't ...
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Photo Management software which stores Profile / Bio Info

Looking for photo management software to do the following: Image or multi images with the capability of adding bio/info for each profile. For example lets say we have a model, and would like to have ...
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How can I create a map with GPS data from EXIF?

I've been taking photos all over the country last year and now I want to create a map with all the places I've been. Luckily all my photos are geotagged which makes the whole process easier. The main ...
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Does Lightroom automatically save the date of printing events, or just the date a print is saved?

I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.
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How to add keywords to lightroom from a textfile (after import)?

I have a fairly large (20,000 photos) catalog. I'm trying to add keywords from the exif data that lightroom doesn't read, for instance any effects (like "pop color") applied to the photo. Using ...
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Does Lightroom export white-balance temperature and tint value to JPEG metadata?

When I export a JPEG from Lightroom 3.6, is the white-balance temperature and tint value written in the JPEG file somewhere? Could I later take that JPEG and see (in the EXIF for example) what the WB ...
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In Lightroom 4, how to apply same title and keywords to multiple photos?

In Lightroom 4, how do I apply the same title and keywords to multiple photos? Alternatively, how do I apply title and keywords of a photo to another set of multiple photos?
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How can I downsample high-resolution shots with Lightroom?

I have many casual travel shots taken with a high resolution camera. I want to take the shots with high resolution because I'm not sure on beforehand if I want to print big or crop. After reviewing ...
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How to change camera model with exiftool?

I bought a Nikon D600 only to realise that Lightroom 4 can't read the RAW format that it shoots in. I've done some research and found that some people use the Exiftool to change the model and then ...
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What does GPSInfoIFDPointer 5438 mean?

What is the meaning of GPSInfoIFDPointer in an image's EXIF meta data? Just found a "spec-type" description about "a set of tags ...", but have no idea what that is supposed to mean. Especially the ...
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What are some reasons to not display EXIF data when sharing photos online?

I notice that some photographers choose to deliberately omit the information pertaining to how the photo was taken when sharing online. There's a communal value in learning how other folks staged a ...
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How can I find out which camera mode I used for a photo?

I have a Canon 450D, when I want more information on what setting I used to take a photo, I can hit the display button and see that I took that particular picture in Auto Mode or TV Mode etc. Once I ...
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Is there a free program to (batch) change photo file's date to match EXIF?

Does anyone know of such a thing? I want to specify a directory and have the software find all the photos in the directory and its sub-directories, and if they contain EXIF date/time, it sets their ...
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Format for importing keywords into Lightroom from exif

I have my photos on disk and I want to import them into Lightroom. On each photo I have keyword information in the exif and when I import the files in Lightroom I can see the keywords appear in the ...
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How do I add watermark for photos already in Picasa web?

Is it possible to add visible/invisible watermark to photos already uploaded to Picasa Web/500px/Flickr? Do they preserve EXIF(metadata) of the image? I am looking for free tools/services. If ...
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Recommended XMP tag for “Scanner”

What XMP tag should I use to store information about the scanner that was used to scan the print? I don't see anything in the recommended dc, xmp, iptcCore and iptcExt schemas: ...
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Adding context to your images, specifically within Apple Aperture

I am an amateur photographer, and am looking to streamline my aperture workflow. Up till now, I have added specific "version name" metadata to all my photos, for example: "Exhausted after a long ...
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How can I share rating metadata between Aperture and PhotoMechanic?

Is it possible to have enable editing photo metadata (keywords, rating, stars, color) in both Aperture and Photo Mechanic if the files are stored in Aperture as "referenced" files? I did a quick ...
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How can I convert geotagged location to a collection of descriptive tags?

If I have a photo which has a geotagged location, is there a way of automatically converting this location to a collection or hierarchy of descriptive tags? For example, a GPS location near the ...
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Photos with EXIF data

Many of the blogs / Flickr streams do not publish images their EXIF data with the pictures - all I can see is the histogram. Can you recommend blogs / samples with EXIF data in them so that I may ...
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Can I add the filename as a tag to the image on Lightroom when exporting

Is there a way to add the filename as a keyword tag to the files being exported on Lightroom? I'm using LR 4.1, just in case. The thing is that after exporting, the files are renamed. Sometimes I ...
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Is there a free piece of software that will export metadata for a folder full of images to a table?

I have hundreds of thousands of images in a set of about 50 folders, each of the folders has a varying number of subfolders. I'd like to extract certain pieces of metadata (latitude/longitude, ...
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Photo and data sorting software

I would like to be able to have thumbnail images of my photographs with information next to them (Location, Photo ID #, Date Photo Taken, etc.) that I can sort according to the column headers (like in ...
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How do I see settings afterwards on my Nikon D5100?

I am quite new to DSLR photography. What I can't figure out is how to see the settings for the photo after I have taken it. For example, if I take a photo with 1/200, f5,6 and ISO 200. Can I see it ...
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Lightroom 4: How to export files as RAW/DNG with history?

Say I have a file with the following history: Export Crop White Balance: Custom Auto-Tone Import If I then import the exported file, the copy has all the changes but none of the history. If I don't ...