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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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Prevent Lightroom from discarding lens model from EXIF

I recently got a Tokina 10-17 mm F mount. Lightroom does not seem to be able to automatically recognize this lens based on NEF files. It does not automatically find the correct lens model for ...
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Software to view and add metadata (tags and note) to photos and save it to IPTC

Commercial softwares such as Adobe Bridge and Photo Mechanic allows you to easily browse your images and add metadata to them (eg tags and notes). This metadata will be save in the same JPEG file as ...
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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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Write IPTC “byline” to all images within a folder using Exiftool

I am new to Exiftool and have some experience with Mac Terminal. I am trying to add IPTC 'BY-line' meta to all images within a folder. This is what I have so far: exiftool -iptc:By-line='mybyline' ...
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Will a 7D II with a 100-400 I and 1.4X I Teleconverter show up in Lightroom

I'm looking at buying a 1.4X Mark I teleconverter (I already have a Tamron one that doesn't register) and was just wondering if anyone knows if the Canon Mark I makes itself known in the metadata
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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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How do I get Adobe Camera RAW to read the the in-camera settings from Nikon raw .NEF files?

I dislike the losing of camera settings when I shoot in raw (.NEF) in nikon. The colors become dimmed and the camera noise reduction is removed , so the the photos look very noisy compared with ...
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Convert Picasa stars to EXIF ratings?

Picasa is being phased out by Google. Unfortunately I have a lot of data in Picasa. Most important for me to preserve/export is the photos that have stars. Picasa stores this in a little text file ...
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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 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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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 to edit the shutter speed value in metadata?

I found ExifTool, which allows you to edit almost any piece of metadata from the command line. However if you try to edit the shutter speed (using exiftool file.tif -shutterspeed=1/200), it simply ...
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Is there any way in Lightroom to sort photos from multiple days based on time of the day?

I have a folder with holidays photos (7 days). I would like to make a collection witch would sort these photos based on time of the day, without considering the day. For example, all pictures taken ...
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What is the device with a file name prefix of win?

I have some photos that were sent to me and I was intrigued with the device that was used to take them. However the the EXIF data it's of no help. I know that I have the original JPEG file, with a ...
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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 to add author and other properties to png files?

I am on Windows 7 and I cant find how to add the author or any other properties for a png file I created. The only thing I can modify is the shooting time which I dont need. I have searched the entire ...
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Auto White Balance data

I am a wedding photographer and work under a wide range of lighting conditions. I prefer to set my white balance with a Sekonic Kelvin meter and use this value in the Kelvin setting on the camera. I ...
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How to recover original thumbnail of an edited image?

I would like to know if it is possible to recover the original version of an edited picture. The metadata of the picture in question indicates . "Hasthumbnail : False". So how is it possible to ...
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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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Lightroom - Focus point / length data?

I am building a visualization using Lightroom data (the catalog file) to extract information of my pictures. My Question: In Lightroom, how do i know what my focus length is (that dial which you turn ...
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Are colour profiles ever stored in RAW files?

Recently on a wildlife photography course, the leader asserted that using aRGB in the camera settings meant less loss of data in the RAW file than if sRGB were used. As I did not understand this I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...