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asked How much does a camera move in 1/250 of a second?
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comment How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
I say I created a new catalog and imported some new CR2 files because LR seems to remember what I have done previously to a file, i.e. if I have edited the metadata of that file, and then it shows this added or changed information after importing the same files all over again, even if I create a completely new catalog. Is this normal? Right now I have a catalog named Experimental 5 with 8 CR2 files in it. Now if I change capture time for these files from say 08:00 to 07:00, create a new catalog named Experimental 6 and import the same files in it, it would say "07:00" as capture time??... how?
Jul
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comment How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
If you go to Catalog Settings, then Metadata, there is this option: Write date or time changes into proprietary raw files. This seems about right. But what does it do? I tried enabling that, created a new catalog and then imported some new CR2 files. I then changed the date captured time and tried the Save Metadata to file option. It still spits out these sidecar files. It doesn't actually write this to the CR2 files. Or does it? Perhaps I am not seeing it in Windows Explorer? Like IPTC vs. EXIF? I'm not sure Windows reads both.
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accepted How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
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comment How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
I normally don't use the JPEG files. But I have them sitting on the disk anyway. They come in handy sometimes. I primarily use them for reference since Windows Explorer doesn't give me thumbnail previews of RAW files. They are good for mailing too. But why won't Lightroom save metadata changes to CR2 files? I hope it's not to force me to convert to DNG instead? The CR2 is more supported in Windows than DNG.
Jul
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comment How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
I tried converting the CR2 to DNG (Library menu, Convert photo to DNG). The capture time was already set right from previously, so I didn't have to make any new changes after converting to DNG. I got some new files. However, the "Date taken" field is blank if you view the DNG files in Windows Explorer. But I opened one up in PS and went to File, File info, IPTC. The new capture date and time was there.
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comment How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
I did some quick tests. What you say is true. Luckily I have both CR2 and JPEG files of these photos. I made a second copy of the folder holding the files. I made a new catalog in LR and imported both formats (Preferences, General, Treat JPEG separately). After import, I placed them in separate collections according to format. I then tried changing the capture time and then saving these changes to the original files using your instruction. It worked for JPEG but not for CR2.
Jul
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comment How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
Sorry about that. It's RAW.
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asked How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?
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comment How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?
What kind of flash did you use? And did you use the shutter release button inside Lightroom or on-camera or some trigger device?
Jul
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comment How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?
I was using burst mode, just for the test. I did not try normal (i.e. program) mode with flash. It could have to do with slow flash recharge rate, or perhaps some software/hardware bottleneck. When the computer or a given software gets slow it also sometimes helps to re-format and re-install the operating system if you have the know-how and the time to do it. This is especially true for Windows.
Jul
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comment How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?
I just tested low speed burst mode on my 50D and having the photos sent to Lightroom using tethered capture. The camera itself was able to take about 14 consecutive photos before it began to slow down, which of course is normal for burst mode shooting. All of the photos appeared in Lightroom with slight delay. Rendering previews is the worst part I think. Unfortunately you can't decide in Lightroom what kind of previews you want, or if you don't want them at all (option "None"). These options are not available for tethered capture. I'm sure rendering "Minimal" previews would make it faster.
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comment How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?
How quickly? Continuous high speed shoot (i.e. burst mode)? When you shoot tethered with Lightroom the photos are saved both in camera and in the computer. I imagine that if you use the shutter button on the camera for taking shots the writing speed should not be affected, i.e. the camera doesn't have to wait for the computer and Lightroom to write the file. The photo is first saved to camera cache memory, then to memory card, and lastly a copy is made in the computer and Lightroom adds it to catalog and lastly renders a preview. It will take time but it shouldn't skip any photos.
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comment How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?
This is why I think using the "watched" folder in Lightroom is not optimal, AT ALL! It never is! But I like your idea, I think it's very clever! It's just unfortunate that Lightroom doesn't understand what it means to "watch" a folder. In my book, watching a folder means monitoring the folder for changes, and as the changes occur making changes to the catalog or project, depending on the type of program you work in.
Jul
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comment How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?
This is so strange to me. I don't see how this is flexible and useful. Like I said, it works much like a slingshot. Maybe you create a new folder on desktop and then save or copy some photos from a memory card to this folder, and the next time you start Lightroom it sees the files and then moves them for you to your normal storage location for photos (E: in my case) and adds them to catalog. Why this detour? If I am saving or copying new photos outside of Lightroom I will copy them to my E:\ drive directly, I won't save them to desktop first to have LR move them later. I'm not that lazy.