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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 can I two-way sync metadata between Lightroom 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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Exif data tool and profile color

I would like to know in a exif data what is the difference between profile CMM type lino and profile CMM type n/a What does it means Profile CMM type?
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Batch adjusting the date (but not the time) of photos imported into Lightroom?

I purchased a new camera during my vacation, but I managed to take a whole night worth of photos with the incorrect date. I purchased the camera July 18th, but managed to set June 18th as the date. ...
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How can I automatically create an image “key” with group photo silhouettes tagged with people's names?

From a group photo, I would like to create an image that identify each person with their names. My first idea was to create a silhouette image from the original one, put a number over each face, and ...
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How do I update Lightroom metadata after using ExifTool without wiping my edits?

I had to change the date/time of my photos to + 3.5 hours with ExifTool because Lightroom didn't allow me to input half an hour… I was using "exiftool -AllDates+=3.5" which is working nicely but ...
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What is the “Image Unique ID” EXIF field?

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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Why don't my photos have any data recorded? [closed]

I recently purchased a Nikon D5500 that I have been loving. However, on one occasion I used it as I always have, but when I imported the images into Lightroom for editing, they were horribly pixelated ...
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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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Searching IPTC fields in images over the web

If I embed IPTC data into images that I provide to clients (or anyone else) and assuming they don't remove that data, is it possible to search for the data in that image over the web using google or ...
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how can I copy custom exif fields from one image to another with exiftool?

I am trying to copy all metadata from one image to another, including custom exif fields (in this case absolute and relative altitudes present in images from my DJI drone) using the command: exiftool ...
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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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How do I get Exiv2 to apply metadata from a static XML file to several images?

Exiv2 seems to work quite well with batch operations by keeping any generated derivative files the same root filename with an different extension. My mission is to draw the meta information from a ...
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What do you wish you knew about Lightroom keywords when you started?

Having been a very sporadic user of keywords, and not structuring them in any sort of manner, I am binning my current keywords and starting again. The areas I would like advice in are: Creating ...
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Adjust photos created date-time in bulk [duplicate]

At first it looks easy or duplicate problem but I tried many things and couldn't find a solution. I shot many photos from mobile and copied to PC. Then photos Date-Time of creation is changed to the ...
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Why don't the Shutter Speed, Exposure Time, Lens Aperture, and F-Number metadata values from my camera make sense?

I was just looking at some digital image properties, and it did not seem to make sense. Shutter Speed: 1/16 sec. Exposure Time: 1/11 sec. Lens Aperture: F/1 F-Number: 2.8 I would have thought that ...
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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 Lightroom feature for ranking images collaboratively?

Say a photographer takes a bunch of photos and needs his teammates, who are geographically separated, to rank them so that the best of the best photos can be selected for post production. If it were ...
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How is actual focal length greater than focal range of lens?

This image (not shot by me) is shot using 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, but the EXIF shows the focal length to be 302 mm. How is it possible to be shot at a focal length (302 mm) greater than the ...
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What photo editing software will keep tags (incl. face/people tags) with the file (EXIF/XMP)?

I am evaluating Photoshop Elements and Lightroom for my photos. I store my photos in the cloud (currently OneDrive) and on a website (currently SmugMug). At the end of every year I like to go ...
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How to find the color profile/space used by a photo?

Some of my photos look different because I was not careful with saving with or without color profile. Now I would like to be able to find out what color profile is used by an image. Is there a simple ...
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is there a way to see how I edited an image that has already been changed to a jpeg?

I have an image that I can't remember how I edited and I no longer have the lightroom catalog. I thought there was a way to view the editing steps from the metadata, does anyone know how to do that?
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How can I better organise and file my photos?

At present I meticulously add metadata as EXIF tags to my photos using Microsoft Pro Photo Tools, which also lets me place them accurately on a map. The thing is I tend to leave photos in a folder ...
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In Lightroom, where are the equivalents of the “Comments” and “Subject” tags from Windows File Explorer?

I wrote some info on a couple JPEGs using Windows File Explorer. In Explorer, I wrote info on the "Comments" and the "Subject" tags. However, when I import the JPEGs into Adobe Lightroom, I can't find ...
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What is the best practice for setting JPEG metadata for CC-BY-NC licensed pictures?

I want to publish my pictures with a CC-BY-NC license but I could not find a tutorial how store this information with my JPEG metadata. Is there a best practice? Do services like Flickr, Google+ or ...
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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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How can I get barcode-scan information into my photo metadata, onsite, 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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How can I tell if two pictures were taken with the same camera without metadata?

Is it possible to identify images (without exif data) and link them to the exact same camera? If so, I'd like some software recommendations to get the job done. I have two photos that I'd like to ...
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When is each of these EXIF date & time variables created, and in what circumstances do they change?

Analyzing various EXIF data, one noticed there are several date and time data inside. [File] from what I understand is system data, just displayed there for convenience, not really part of EXIF data ...
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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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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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How can I force Lightroom to export metadata for all photos?

I created a temporary catalog for several shoots, but forgot to enable the (IMHO most important and should be enabled by default *shakefist*) check-box in Catalog Settings: Automatically Write Changes ...
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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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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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How to find lens information from image metadata?

Is there a way to find out using which lens an image was taken, especially in Ubuntu? I tried using exif utility which gives me following o/p: $ exif 20111030.JPG ...
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Do web-based photofinder services for stolen cameras work?

Unfortunately I've been robbed this week, and the thief stole my Nikon DSLR + Optics. I am considering registering in Stolen camera finder or CameraTrace, which browse the metadata of web pictures. ...
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What caused the EXIF data to be changed in these files I expect to be identical?

I have two folders full of images, folders 1a and 1b, that I took, and in the process of sorting them for backing up, I noticed they are not the same. The dates in Windows Explorer are all wrong, and ...
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Setting up Lightroom

I am about to launch my photographic collection into Lightroom but it is something I want to do correctly,and only once. I have a collection of several thousand images, presently foldered in Windows, ...
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How can I record the zenith angle of camera within the metadata of a photo from smartphone (iphone)

I'm taking a series of hemispherical (fisheye) photos while I ride my bike down city streets as a part of a project to explore the structure of city street trees. I'm planning on using my smartphone ...
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Does writing EXIF tags influence jpeg quality?

If I understand well then the EXIF data is written in an extra space of the JPEG file. When I add or modify an EXIF tag does this leave the picture untouched? I searched for this and I was not able to ...
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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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Does anybody know software that limits amount of keywords?

Does anybody know software that limits the amount of keywords in each photo, e.g. by discarding all keywords above keyword no. 50, for example? (Of course using the given sorting of keywords) If ...
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Any tool that would retrieve the ORIGINAL date a photo was created on even after it has been processed?

As mentioned in the title, sometimes the desktop or mobile application used to process/edit a photo, especially if it has been moved, copied, re-saved, etc.. would cause the very original date of the ...
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Can I calculate my phone's sensor size from f-stop, focal length, max aperture, or other metadata? [duplicate]

Could I work out sensor size of my phone from these info: F-stop= f/2.6 , focal length = 3mm, max aperture = 2.8 and others info like: resolution unit, exposure time?
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How do I import metadata from a filename?

I'm looking for a tool (freeware if possible) that can write the metadata of a picture by parsing its filename. Example: Filename: mySuperCoolPhoto_20150825.jpg Extracted Metadata: ...
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How to use exiftool to write date tags according to file path?

I need to set the exif date tag of a bunch of photos stored with the following hierarchy: YEAR/MONTH/DAY/IMG_something.JPG How could I do it easily with exiftool?
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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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How do I autofill the copyright metadata for the current Lightroom catalog?

When I was using Lightroom, I accidentally overwrote the copyright metadata to 2009. Is there any script or technique inside LR4 (or with some free software) so I can calculate and rewrite the ...
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How can I convert a panorama to “Google Sphere” / Panorama for “Google Views”?

I have this panorama: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1e0qz92jsb4xibe/test-3000x1500.jpg?dl=0 I edited it in Photoshop and uploaded it to Google, but it isn't recognized as a panorama any more. That's why ...
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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 ...