I shoot with Fuji (.RAF). I am currently having issues in changing camera model on Mac.

I tried using the command line

exiftool -Model="..." <filename>.raf

It says the file was updated, but the file cannot be opened in Lightroom at all. I tried checking the metadata with Adobe Bridge as well but it/s not showing anything. I assume the file itself has become corrupted or something?

I don't know anything about coding as well so this is new to me. I just want to change the camera model. I need it for my old camera profiles.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you explain the "need it for my old camera profiles" part? Why is that relevant to files from your new camera? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Jul 3, 2019 at 23:58

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You do not ever want to change the make and model of a raw file such as a .RAF (or .NEF/.CR2/3). Without this data, Lightroom (and other raw file processors) are unable to determine the proper way of rendering the image.

This is covered in exiftool FAQ #8.

The Make and Model tags are used by some image utilities (including ExifTool) to determine the format of the maker note information. Deleting or changing either of these tags may prevent these utilities from recognizing or properly interpreting the maker notes (which, for a RAW image, may mean that the image can no longer be properly rendered).


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