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Questions tagged [metadata]

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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Is GIMP allow to add or change geo-tag localization in Exif data? Is there any plugin for that?

do you know is it possible to change or add geo-tag localization in Exif data of .JPG photos? Is there any plugin for that? I cannot find any clear answer is it possible from the graphical application ...
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Check if digital picture was taken today?

We're working on an app that registers the gasoline price at a gas station. We enter that information through digital pictures our clients send us; for example, Bob sent us a picture taken today from ...
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How to change Date Taken based in file name?

I have a huge collection of photos from 1999 to 2019 and many of them don't have "Date Taken" registry, but all of them have the date in file name, like YYYY-MM-DD and YYYYMMDD. But when I uploaded ...
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF “created date”?

I have around 3000 jpeg photos all with names like "DSC_0596". The metadata has the date the photo was created, which would be much more useful. Is there a way to extract the date from the metadata ...
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Does the EXIF data “DateTimeOriginal” get recorded at the start or end of the exposure?

I am working to determine the orbit of a satellite based on a long exposure photograph, and need precise observations.
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Why would a photo's meta data show a date years earlier than when it was taken? [duplicate]

Why would the metadata show a date of 1998 if it was taken in 2018? Profile Name: Photoshop ICC profile Profile Cmm Type: Lino Profile Version: 2.1.0 Profile Class: Display ...
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How can I use exiftool to conditionally modify tags?

I have used different Olympus digicams, but the "Make" EXIF field is not consistent in their images. This means certain image management software groups them into different manufacturers, such as "...
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Get original folder location from lightroom

So I made a big mistake, importing images into lightroom from my harddrive. I chose some option that moved the files into a date based folder and deleted them from the original location that was ...
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Which IPTC fields for Common name and scientific name

I'm a nature photographer and want to know how to identify the plant or animal within an image. eg Common name: Housefly Scientific name: Musca domestica Into which fields should the data in bold go?...
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Software with GUI to edit a .CR2's metadata

I have happily been using Microsoft's Pro Photo Tools for about 10 years to batch-add keywords, location etc. to my CR2 files. Late last year it stopped working and from what I see it is a problem ...
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Picture Metadata and Face Tags: What Software to Write them and Read them

These past 3 days were a nightmare to me as I was trying to find THE way to store picture metadata for my 5000 photo archive the correct way. Since I read this great blog post of Carl Seibert I found ...
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Why does my Nikon 12-24 1:4 G ED lens get recognised as Tokina lens?

I recently bought a used Nikon 12-24mm 1:4 G ED lens in almost mint condition. My camera is a Nikon D5100. I compared it to the similar spec Tokina 12-24mm by looking at a lot of different reviews ...
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How to get lens serial number from Exif?

I want to write down model name and serial number of my camera body and camera lens, in case they are lost or stolen. Where can I find those data? Lightroom provides all data but serial name of lens. ...
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Unsure about if the lens is genuine or not

So I just bought a lens [AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR] from Amazon and it came in clearly a repackaged box with the lens wrapped in bubblewrap, a milky white rear cap and lacking the lens ...
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What are the “picture control” values shown in EXIF info from Nikon D5500

Exif info for picture control sharpness and hue show large values as seen in attached : eg +-127 or +-124 etc Is this correct and what does this indicate
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Photo metadata possible in analog print?

A friend of mine had his passport photos rejected by a consulate on the grounds that they could "detect" that the photos were old. They did not see him in person, since the application was sent by ...
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Copying location EXIF data from phone to camera photos? [duplicate]

Fairly straight forward question and a fairly common scenario I would imagine. I have taken photos with iPhone and digital camera of the same subjects and locations, most of these groups of photos ...
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How to batch identify and keyword bracketed photos?

I would like to batch identify and keyword photos that have been shot with the bracket mode on the Fuji XT2 (although I'm sure this applies to other Fuji cameras) to potentially use in HDRs. When I ...
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How to use ExifTool to copy metadata from a group of PNGs to JPGs with the same base filenames?

I have a bunch of PNGs, which were sourced from scanned photographs with a creative-historical context. I converted them to JPGs so that I could write the DateTimeOriginal tag to them using ExifTool ...
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Can I see the specs of the memory card used within the metadata of an image?

I want to see the specs of the particular memory card (or serial number) I used on a particular image. Is this possible?
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How to distinguish images compressed by Google Photos vs the original using metadata?

I used Google Takeout to download all of my photos from Google Photos and realized that Google compresses these images 2-3x to give me free storage. This is great, but a lot of my images are stored at ...
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How can I batch edit metadata?

I have around 2500 photos from different devices, most of them had synchronized timestamps and properly saved metadata. One device had no option to save a timestamp and metadata (even the filenames ...
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Remove “quality” property from JPG

I noticed some photos missing "quality" information in their metadata using ImageMagick's identify command identify -verbose image.jpg How can one remove this info? This is one example
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ICC version predates ICC datetime [duplicate]

On my photo, the ICC version is 2.0, however the ICC datetime is 2009. Does this mean the device can not predate 2009, and that the photo must have been taken after 2009?
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How to determine whether a coordinate is inside a geotagged image?

I have a JPEG image with Exif data that I can use to get latitude, longitude, altitude. How can I determine whether a coordinate (latitude, longitude, altitude) is inside or outside the above image?
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Why did ExifTool move photos to a 'nocam' subfolder? [closed]

to clean up my photos before I move them into their final location I sort them. The intent is to separate original photos taken with camera/mobile phone from photos received by other means (WhatsApp). ...
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I deleted the EXIF data of my photo, just realised there also is IPTC data, can the date still be seen?

So I deleted all the EXIF on my photo, but found out I left out the IPTC data because never heard of it until I actually saw it still showed a ''date taken'' under the IPTC tab of software (Exifer) I ...
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Should I use the same IPTC title on multiple images?

Is it appropriate (acceptable practice; anticipated by the standard) to use the same IPTC title across multiple images? For example: if I go shoot a portrait session for a client, and I create 10 ...
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Google Photos high quality backup — how does Google achieve great compression and am I losing some data?

I'm sure that many of us have used Google photos high quality backup which allows us to store photos online without fees. Recently, I thought of testing just how high quality the uploads really were ...
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How to remove orientation attribute from the photo without touching other exif-data?

Removing exif-data via Windows file properties does not allow to delete only orientation attribute and removing all exif data removes GPS position also. Is there any way to remove only the ...
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Why is the field of view angle from exiftool different from Apple's official values?

I have two series of photos shot on my iphone 6s on 10.3.2. The first series is in the regular frame, and the second series is in the "square" frame. I'm using exiftool 11.01 on macOS 10.11.6. From ...
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Modify exif date/time created to increment photos in a folder by 1 second [duplicate]

I am wondering if anyone has any insight into if it is possible to change the time stamp on a batch of photos in a folder by 1 second. They originally came from a video that I extracted in virtualdub ...
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Which color space is used by my iPhone 8 photos?

While my old iPad mini photos say their color space is sRGB, my new iPhone 8 photos tell me their color space is "65535" ("unknown value"). Some sources say this value means "uncalibrated", but that ...
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I want to use picture's Metadata so I can search photos (ios)

So below is my original post on StackOverflow. Since I got no answers there I started looking around and found this site. I am pretty much a "photo newbie" . . . given this is a photo specific site ...
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Add copyright info on export in Lightroom

I usually prefer not to add copyright information directly when taking photos with my camera. However, when exporting JPEGs with Lightroom, I would like the photos to contain copyright information. I ...
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Add EXIF rating to NEF file

I shoot with a Nikon in RAW, which creates Nikon's NEF files. I wanted to rate these (from 1-5). Currently I use ApolloOne on macOS (due to its performance and ability to view both JPEG and RAW files ...
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Using copied pictures for website

I have take some before and after pictures for my business. After posting them on social media sites, I generally lose track of the originals that usually are around 4-5mb in size. If I want to use ...
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Do analog to digital lens adapters exist (to pass EXIF data to a camera)?

What I'm envisioning is a lens adapter that could be used for multiple (film-era) lenses on a modern digital camera, but would allow you to enter your custom lens info into the adapter so that, when ...
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Can I attach metadata to images as they are dropped into folders? I'd like the folder name to be attached to the “Description” field

I'd like to use folder actions to attach the name of the folder images are dropped into in the Description field as Photoshop sees it.
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Use phone location data for photos

I used a Canon 6D before which geo-tagged my photos, but switched to a 5D mk III for a while which does not have a built-in GPS. I miss this information a lot. Canon external GPS is expensive and ...
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What does the code on the back of this photo mean?

This is on the back of a photo and I'm just wondering what the numbers mean 01680010081001 Line [65] Qty-(1) 7039551 F33 WalMart.com
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Picture taken with phone and received from MMS has no metadata?

I received a MMS with a picture on my phone, and I was wondering if that picture was actually taken from my contact phone or something else (like downloaded from any site and then sent by MMS). It ...
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Search in metadata on internet

my Canon EOS was stolen and I know serial number. Is it some way how to search metadata serial in google because it is possible that person upload pictures from my Canon on fcb/net Thank you
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Why don't Exif tags contain time zone information?

There's no zone information in the capture timestamp. Why?
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How to delete unknown exif tags using exiv2

I use following command for remove unwanted exif tags using exiv2: $ exiv2 -M"del Exif.Image.LightSource" image.jpg But if I have unwanted tags that unknown, how can I remove it? I cannot use ...
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Do DSLR Camera's firmware date get set to UTC

I've started scripting the processing of images using EXIF 2.2.1 data. I noticed that all the date stamps are set to UTC (+0000). Today I set my camera to 2018-01-07 15:12:00 and captured an image. ...
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How can I prove an edited photo was taken on a particular date/time?

Please help explain this. I have a photo that has the filename containing the date taken. It looks like this when a photo is taken. Does an iPhone or Android automatically name the file with the date ...
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Where is a pointer to what metadata each photo editing package preserves?

I'm working on a script that will keep metadata in derivative files in sync with the master file or it's sidecars. One of the mechanisms for this is to give a unique ID to the master file, either as ...
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How to copy EXIF metadata on Android from one photo to another?

I'm looking for a way to copy some (say date, location, camera) or all EXIF metadata from one image to another image on Android, so I can restore metadata deleted by some photo editing apps. I ...
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How do I find raw files corresponding to selected JPEGS

I shoot RAW + JPEG on fujifilm cameras and 90% of the time I'm fully content with my jpeg images but a few could use some editing. To save time I would like to cull my photos into three categories: ...