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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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How do I remove photo-editor metadata from a JPG file?

How can I remove the header information which shows the name of image editing software? I want to "clean" the metadata from a JPG file so that nobody knows that image has been edited and appears as it ...
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What exif tag to use for face tags and caption? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an EXIF standard for tagging people in photographs? What is the standard for storing face tags and captions in jpeg photos? i.e What exif fields should be used ...
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Can face detection information be extracted from the EXIF data on a Canon SX30?

I have been using an SX30 and they have a particular feature where each face has a bounding box when reviewing images taken with auto-focus set to Face Detect. There are two types of boxes: white ...
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How do I append tags to photos with existing tags in Lightroom 3?

Say my photos already have tags. I want to add one more tag to them, so I select them in Library, and in the Keyword pane I see those existing tags with asterisks (which means only some of the pics ...
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How do I use exiftool to update Lightroom's Hierarchical Subject?

I thought this would do it: $ exiftool -XMP:HierarchicalSubject="people|Test" Test.jpg 1 image files updated $ exiftool -G -j -n Test.jpg | grep Test "SourceFile": "Test.jpg", ...
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Can places be assigned to a whole folder (and subfolders) in aperture 3?

I recently took several thousand pictures in India. As a shot I was placing them in folders by location. When I retured home a started using Aperture 3 (first time with Aperture). I imported the ...
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Why doesn't the Nikon D90 record ISO in EXIF?

Why is there no ISO data in EXIF of images taken with Nikon D90? I'm using exiftool.
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How can I make ExifTool rename by camera model when the name contains a slash?

I use ExifTool to batch rename all of my pictures using the following two commands: "-FileName<${Exif:Model}-(%%f).%%e" -d %%Y%%m%%d-%%H%%M%%S-%%%%f.%%%%e "-FileName<DateTimeOriginal" This ...
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What is the purpose of storing orientation in EXIF data over just storing an image the correct way up?

Every time my father sends portrait photos taken on his iPhone to someone in the family that doesn't have an iPhone (eg. Android and Windows Phone 7 devices), they come through landscape. When we try ...
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How can I batch-remove the not-for-export flag on Lightroom keywords?

I've got a lot of keywords in my Lightroom setup that have been mistakenly flagged as 'not for export.' I'm having trouble finding a way of batch editing these (to change the flag manually in LR on ...
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How do I display all images missing a given piece of metadata in Apple Aperture?

I'm slowly working on cleaning up the metadata in all my old images that I imported into Aperture from iPhoto. I'd like to get a list of the images that I haven't added a certain metadata field to ...
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What format should I use to store photo copyright metadata in my JPG files?

What type of metadata should I add to my photos? IPTC, XMP, or EXIF? I want to add copyright info to my photos.
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Why does the “As Shot White XY” metadata tag change even when WB is set manually?

I am capturing raw images using N900 camera. It gives me DNG files. I have some question regarding the colour temperature of these raw images. Objective: I am trying to map the CIE-XY Camera white ...
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Is there any combination of camera, GPS and software which support the GPSDestXYZ exif tags?

As Patrick Kowalzick pointed out in a previous discussion, the EXIF standards since 1998 have included tags to document the destination point of a photograph. Tags include GPSDestLatitude, ...
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Should I geotag the location of the subject or the photographer?

If I take a photo of a distant object with a zoom lens, and then geotag it manually, would it be more useful to tag the location of the distant object (what is seen in the photo) or the location from ...
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How does Photoshop/Lightroom get the Colour temperature of a Raw image?

I captured a Raw image using my Canon 450D. When imported this RAW(CR2) file into Lightroom and Photoshop CS5, it showed the Temperature as 4900 and White Balance setting - "As shot". When I checked ...
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Lightroom Upgrade vs Lens Metadata

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 supports new lenses compared to earlier versions. I was hoping that it would change some of my lenses from 'Unknown Lens' to a specific model, but it did not. Synchronizing ...
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Does the dpi number reported by camera in JPG have any meaning?

I have two cameras, a 6mpix Panasonic FZ8, and 14mpix Canon A2200. When I compare shots from two cameras, one of differences I notice is dpi number that camera reports in JPG info: FZ8 reports ...
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What do the global angle and global altitude in the exif info mean?

While the meaning of most of the parameters in the exif info is decipherable, I didn't understand what do these two mean? Also, it would be great if someone can explain how are they measured. For an ...
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How can I disable EXIF auto rotation on a Nikon D7000?

In older Nikon DSLRs like the D70 there was an option to not add image rotation information to the EXIF data of the image. I can't find this option in a D7000. Can anyone please confirm that it is not ...
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How do I clean up keyword hierarchies in Lightroom?

I've been using Lightroom for a few years. At one point I kept keywords in a hierarchy, so I'd have something like: Animals > Birds > Eagles This worked well, I could include the option to export ...
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Where are 'People Tags' stored when edited with Windows Live Photo Gallery?

I know that WLPG embeds regular tags into the image files themselves, but does anyone know if "people tags" are stored in the photo as well? If so, can you provide a link to some kind of ...
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Aperture metadata preset with location

I like to include location data in my photos, but none of my cameras have GPS built-in. Since I shoot in a lot of the same locations (home, the park, my parent’s house), I was hoping I could create a ...
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Is there a good way to import XMP data into a spreadsheet?

I have 20,000+ images in Expression Media, which I also use to store the caption information. This information is compatible with Photoshop's IPTC information and is available in XMP sidecar files. I ...
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How to shift EXIF date/time created by time in days, hours, minutes?

I have two camera bodies, I was shooting while on vacation, when I downloaded the photos to lightroom, one body was set to the correct date/time, the other was off by 722 days, 4 hours, 32 minutes. ...
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Is there a way to export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are?

So, somehow I managed to erase folders containing some pictures. Now that I'm over my own stupidity, I ask, is there a way I can export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are? I ...
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Does a crop sensor affect closest focusing distance? Why does it not affect focal length in EXIF data?

Since I am considering to buy the Nikkor 105mm micro VR, I wondered if the cropped sensor does affect the closest focusing distance of 0.31m? Thinking about this, the following additional (and ...
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How should one best manage large collections of photographs?

With gigabytes of pictures accumulating over time, I'm wondering what systems (software, strategies, etc.) people are using to keep track of their collections? Let's say you remember a picture and you ...
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What software can show my most frequently used focal length?

Many people recommend a focal length of 35mm, 50mm, and sometimes even 85mm and upwards for those interested in purchasing a prime lens. I, however, would like to figure out what focal length(s) I use ...
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What tagging system do you use?

What tagging system do you use for your photo collection? I ask because tagging is the only way I can make sense of my large photo collection and I am trying to improve the effectiveness of my photo ...
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Should I tag faces in Photoshop Elements 9 if they aren't clear?

I just bought Photoshop Elements 9, and have never used it before. One of its highly touted features is face recognition/identification. According to ads, if you tell the program that a particular ...
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How can you write/convert Picasa's People tags to the EXIF data?

I use Lightroom for my workflow, and I tag photos with people's names so that I can find them faster. Since Lightroom doesn't have the "Faces" feature, I want to use Picasa's People feature for this ...
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Printing rotated pictures

this may sound as a very stupid question so please don't laugh at me. My old digital camera (Nikon Coolpix s6) was recording the EXIF orientation tag in the JPEG file, so my picture viewer software ...
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How can I get lightroom to sync datetaken meta data with other programs

I've recently switched from Picasa to Lightroom 3.3. Upon importing my pics into lightroom, there were about 500 that appeared at the top when sorted by date, despite being older pictures. Turns out ...
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Like XMP facial tagging, is there a way to visually tag other areas of the image as non-facial… notes, other items?

I'm looking for a metadata solution. My environment is Windows.
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What is the easiest way to strip 'iPhoto Original' and 'Faces' tags from photos?

When I switched to Macs a few years ago, I started using iPhoto to manage all of my digital pictures. I then moved on to Aperture, and now I've just gotten annoyed with the single-file-library thing ...
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What tool can visualize metadata from many photos on a Mac?

I have seen/heard about a PC/Unix (??) utility that goes through all your JPG/RAW pictures on your disk and shows you on a graph your most used lens, your most used zoom range, flash settings ...
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ExifTool Dates and British Summer Time / Daylight Savings

From my previous question I am using the following ExifTool command to add Exif Date info to some photo. exiftool -v "-FileModifyDate>AllDates" * However, since we went back to GMT from BST, if I ...
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image metadata - flash mode values

the 'flash mode' is saved in the image meta-data as a number, what does every value mean in words? How can it be parsed? is their any documentation for this?
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Best way to hardcode filename into EXIF metadata

I've got a collection of photos that I need to rename, however I want to keep track of their previous filenames. Thinking the best way to do this copy the filename into the EXIF header, possibly in ...
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Filtering by date in Lightroom

In Lightroom 3, using the metadata filter with one of the columns set to Date in hierarchical mode, I can easily narrow down the date range. I can easily get all photos from 2010, or all October 2010 ...
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How can I export EXIF metadata from Apple Aperture?

I'm trying to export the EXIF metadata from my photo archives so that I can do some analysis of which focal lengths I use the most. Aperture has a "File --> Export --> Metadata..." option, but that ...
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 500D/550D?

How can I get the actual shutter actuation count for a Canon EOS 500D or 550D (Digital Rebel T1i or T2i)? Two popular solutions for most earlier Canon cameras don't work: I peeked at location ...
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How do I go about editing the metadata of a PNG file?

How do I go about editing the metadata of a PNG file? Is there some free software I can use? Thanks in advance.
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Is there a software that make it possible to edit all exif values and add new paramerers?

A while ago I had the need to add cutom fields to my exif (some programming staff) I found out that most of the fields are locked and that I cannot add new fields Do you know a software that can 1. ...
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What is the best metadata editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding data to an EXIF file What is the best metadata editor? Edit: for (OS) Windows 7 Starter, for geolocation I'm thinking to use Picasa. But, what is the best and ...
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Is there a film scanner that can read the data from APS films and include it in the EXIF metadata?

I've a bunch of APS films that I'd like to scan but all the film scanners I've seen on the market today are 35mm scanners; and whilst some have little carriers to allow you to physically scan APS, ...
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Software for editing exposure mode exif data

Can someone please recommend software that enables editing for exposure mode exif data? I have tried with Picasa, but it doesn't support editing of this specific property. Thanks.
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Why employ the xmp sidecar file in Lightroom?

Currently I trust the catalog file to hold all of develop settings for my files. I don't use xmp/sidecar files. If you use them, why? I'm searching for a reason why I should use them.
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Is there any software which will set the EXIF Dates based on the file's modification date?

I have been using Exifer for many years to re-date and re-name my photos based on the EXIF dates from the camera(s). I have now started using some alternative camera apps available on the iPhone ...