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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 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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How can I strip tags from a JPEG without removing the color profile?

For a while now I have used exiftool to strip away unnecessary metadata from jpg files (and to add copyright information) before uploading them: exiftool -all= image.jpg However, today I noticed ...
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How can I remove all keywords from Adobe Bridge?

I have started using bridge and in doing so reorganized my keyword list a number of times, without being aware that if all the files with that keyword aren't selected, you end up with duplicate ...
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How to programmatically determine as-shot ColorTemp from NEF (RAW) file?

When shooting RAW images in AUTO WhiteBalance mode, the camera will somehow determine what it thinks is a good WB for the picture. In Photoshop (CS6), there is no way I can find to extract the ...
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Is there a tool to compare image EXIF data across folders, so I can eliminate duplicates?

Is there a tool that can take two folders of images files and give comparison (duplicates info) based on images' EXIF data, instead of comparing file size or file dates (which tend to be unreliable ...
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Why does Photoshop say the f-stop is f1.6 in the summary but 1.4 in the details at the bottom?

Here is the picture; photo shot in RAW. Why is it that at the bottom it says f1.4, but the summary on top says f1.6? Plus, I am pretty sure flash fired too but again it is saying flash did not fire. ...
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Is there any hope for Exif TimeZoneOffset as a standard?

The TimeZoneOffset Exif tag was proposed as an ISO photography standard several years ago but never made it into the EXIF standard or MWG guidelines. I can write data to this tag using exiftool and ...
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Software to cross-check EXIF date taken vs date in filename?

I have a library of about 25,000 photos (JPGs). I have been maintaining the library so that the date taken in the EXIF data reflects the actual capture date, but I keep finding exceptions where I've ...
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How can I instruct Lightroom 6 to always save metadata to the file itself?

I know that I can store metadata in the file itself (or in an XMP sidecar file) by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+S. Or by choosing Metadata -> Store Metadata in File from the menu. I wonder why I need to choose ...
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Sync metadata - not overwrite between catalogs

During a folder overhaul between two catalogs I found myself ending up with around 7K images where the images lost their metadata. The metadata are still available in the old catalog, but the folder ...
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Looking for info on photographer/camera settings for AppleTV Stock screensaver photos

Is there a way to find out the lens and settings information for the default screen saver photos that come with the AppleTV? Some of those pictures are quite interesting and I'd love to find out who, ...
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Is “Date Taken” Exif data possible on .PNG file, and is it possible to copy “Date Modified” to “Date Taken”?

I want to change the Exif data for some .PNG files so that they have the "Date Taken" tag. Is it possible to use that tag on .PNG files? Is it possible to copy the "Date Modified" date to the "Date ...
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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How do I automate adding EXIF date information based on the photo's filename?

So recently i moved all my photos to Google Photo from a dropbox backup and while moving i realized i have around 1000+(out of several thousands of) photos which don't have valid created/modified ...
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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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Is exiftran still needed today for resetting the orientation of JPEG images?

Since more then ten years I use exiftran to rotate images after getting them from the camera. Is this step still needed today? Don't browsers and other image apps rotate the image correctly without ...
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Is it possible to save the ISO, aperture, and other settings along with the image? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have the ISO, Aperture, and other setting save with the JPEG or RAW image when taking photos? I have the Canon T5i, and I'm fairly new to photography. I can keep a log book with ...
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Why doesn't my camera produce usable EXIF data with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens?

I am using a Sony nex-5 camera with a manual Samyang 8mm fish-eye lens for panoramic photography. The image stitching application (Panotour 2.3) does not recognize the Exif data. How can I force ...
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What is the correct, standard EXIF metadata to add for Rokinon 8mm fisheye lenses?

I own a Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount. This is a manual lens not electrically connect to the Canon 60D body I use it with. With exiftool I want to add the correct ...
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Image Viewer With with Exif

Looking for something like windows photo viewer where I can open an image from a folder and page through the images in that folder using next, previous, but also have the EXIF info show up somewhere. ...
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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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Anyone know how to save a Photoshop file, naming it from metadata or exifdata?

Thanks for any feedback in advance. I have an action that retrieves an image from Aperture, manipulates it, saves it back to the Aperture library in tiff format, then performs a save for web with an ...
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Lightroom text/attributes not showing in Windows Explorer

I'm trying to switch from Picasa to Lightroom on the recommendation of a number of people. However, one major thing I haven't been able to figure out - in Lightroom (v6), whenever I add info like ...
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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 can I see the photo settings like f-stop, ISO etc. of a image?

I am new to photography and enjoying shooting with my Nikon D3200 camera. Once I take a photo, is there any tool by Nikon or a third party which can give me info like F-stop, ISO, Shutter speed, etc? ...
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How can I add/edit geotag data for one particular photo?

How can I geotag one particular photo? Or edit a photo with incorrect geo data? I'm using GPSLogger in my android phone to record GPS data and later sync them to my photos using GPicSync. But I ...
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Canon PowerShot S100 overexposing in Av mode with built-in flash

I use a Canon PowerShot S100. My question is, why did I get this (for me) unexpected overexposure? I was photo-documenting a project and wanted a close up with a good depth of field so I set Av ...
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Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords?

I got a lot of RAW files I want to keep as jpeg files. So I export them from Lightroom (use same folder like original file, add to this catalogue, include all metadata). My image has the single ...
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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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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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Standard for embedding time/location info into digital images?

I am developing a project that involves compiling in real-time photos taken over a large area submitted (semi-)anonymously (meaning it doesn't matter who submits pictures but a minimum of info is ...
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Can you estimate whether or not the sky is clear from a photographs metadata?

I am using remote sensing (satellite) images and am trying and differentiate (automatically i.e. using a computer and without viewing the image myself) between areas that fall under cloud cover (with ...
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Where can I find photos with EXIF data online for learning purposes?

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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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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How can I geotag images with location data in a CSV file?

I have a few folders of .JPG images that I need to geo-tag. I don't have a .GPX file or anything else that will let me use my usual tools (Geosetter or Photo Mechanic) to geotag the images, but I do ...
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Is it possible to export metadata, including facial tags, from Windows Live Photo Gallery to iPhoto?

I am moving my photos from my PC to my Mac. My photos are tagged using Windows Photo Gallery. I have tags for the photos and also some tags for people in the photos using 'People Tags'. Is there any ...
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Lightroom - How Do I find Photos that are Missing Copyright Metadata?

On my last import, I realized that my copyright information wasn't being applied automatically. I don't know how long Lightroom has been doing this, but I need to go back and apply the missing ...
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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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DSLR with bar/qr code scanner untethered!

I need a DSLR camera with a barcode scanner for on-site tours photography, which means it needs to be untethered! The image would have to contain the barcode scanned information in the image metadata ...
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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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Is the Canon 1D-X camera's slight angle of rotation stored in the metadata?

With a Canon 1D X, when I look through the view finder or look at the "Info" panel (having set up particular options), the camera knows if it is tilted slightly left or right and also knows if it is ...
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How can the aperture value written in Exif be larger than the nominal limit of the lens?

A photo shot with an 1:1.8 lens contains the following exif data: ApertureValue: 1695994/1000000 MaxApertureValue: 16/10 How is this possible? Both values are <1.8.
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Is the fact that in-camera HDR was used available in EXIF metadata?

I have a Canon SX60, able to generate HDR pics. I would like to know how can I detect a HDR image just checking the EXIF data, and if I can know about the different exposure details.
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How can I convert a timestamp in Lightroom's .lrprev files to an actual date?

I'm trying to recover some missing images en mass from Lightroom's preview data. Each .lrprev file contains a line similar to this: fileTimeStamp = 346514038.2051, I've already extracted all the ...
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How can I incrementally date photos?

I have a collection of photos that have no date information. They have no Exif data, and the file modification dates are all identical. The only sequence is in the file name: image-0001.jpg, ...
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How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file

I have a problem importing some P340 raw images into LR5. The issue is that the camera date appears to have been set wrong. (I say appears to as most images are correct, but some - around midnight ...
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Why does the exif data show a max aperture 1.6 when I am using a f/1.8 lens? [duplicate]

I am looking at exif data of one of my image that i took with Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens. While the exif information of my actual aperture is correct, max aperture displayed is 1.6 for the lens which is ...
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What software should I use to batch cropping images from paper notes? [closed]

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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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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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.