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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XMP sidecar file editor

I'm looking for recommendations for an XMP sidecar file editor. That is, something that will let me edit standalone .xmp sidecar files, not XMP data embedded within an image. Ideally Windows and ...
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How to enter multiline caption in Lightroom metadata preset?

I want to insert a predefined image description (called "Description" in Adobe Bridge CS5 and "caption" in Adobe Lightroom). I defined a metadata preset with the relevant tags and ...
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How do I add multiple tags or keywords in Lightroom using a preset?

I want to add a set of keywords for certain types of photos - typically for a certain flower I want to add as keywords its scientific name, its vernacular name, and the tagד "flower" and &...
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DigiKam: Transfer XMP Data from grouped JPEG to RAW

i have a large image collection in DigiKam that consists of grouped JPEG and RAW images. JPEG images are the thing displayed by the group by default. I'm pretty sure that I configured digikam in a way ...
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Edit an image's data so that a digital camera can read it

Context I have a Polaroid PoGo Zink printer (link to manual) that I would like to print an image on. Unfortunately I cannot get the Bluetooth to connect succesfully to any of my devices, so I am ...
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Is there a tool to compare image EXIF data across folders, so I can eliminate duplicates?

Is there a tool that can take two folders of images files and give comparison (duplicates info) based on images' EXIF data, instead of comparing file size or file dates (which tend to be unreliable ...
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How do i use the exif tool to create folders on the camera model name?

Here's the deal, i'm an absolute beginner and i'd to do this. I'd asked chatgpt and it came up with this code. Somehow, it's not working. I'd check everything and it should be. I also want to make ...
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Adding same description to many files in Lightroom

How do I add the same caption/description to multiple files using Lightroom? I tried to select all the photos and edit the caption in the Metadata panel but it only applies the changes on a single ...
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Attributing as B&W in IPTC using Bridge

As an amateur I organise my photos in Bridge which does everything I require apart from one thing, I cannot find a means of attributing the color mode. It is visible but not editable under the file ...
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I have 1000+ photos with intact metadata. I want to list the dates taken

I have 1000+ photos with intact metadata. I want to list the dates taken in tabular form with the photo image included. How can I do this?
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A JPEG image EXIF Orientation problem

I have an image which it is strange, The EXIF Orientation tag is 8 (left bottom, i.e. rotate 270 CW) Image source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WQOuy4wZpofvSLu3p6TmiOQI-udN7ooS/view?usp=sharing I ...
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Wrong EXIF data when uploading directly from camera

Given a webform where I can upload a photo I have two different outcomes. 1 When uploading a picture that was taken earlier, the EXIF data of the uploaded picture contains orientation "top left&...
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How to find 360° images within a folder shared with many other images?

In the past years I've taken many 360° pictures. I used the Google photo sphere function in the camera app of my Android Pixel phone to do this. These images are now on my computer, mixed up with ...
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Samsung "Scene Optimizer" and EXIF data

Considering this earlier question Is it generally accepted that "Samsung 'space zoom' moon shots are fake" and that some cellphones (e.g. S20 Ultra) use AI to add features? Leaving ...
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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: ...
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Lightroom Classic v12.1 error: A change in Develope remove all Fujifilm metadata

Lightroom Classic v12.1 error: Any change in Develope removed all Fujifilm metadata (Exif tags) when saved. When comparing a jpg file from my X-H2s camera by ExifTool, the following where missing ...
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Lightroom Classic synchronize folder fails to import metadata

I have Lightroom Classic 12.4 on my laptop and desktop, and store all my photos on my Synology NAS. I edit my photos locally on my laptop using Lightroom Classic, then (when I'm home) I use Lightroom ...
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How can I extract just the value of a tag without the name using exiftool?

I am trying to save the camera make to a variable in my Bash script. If I use: exiftool -make x.jpg This returns: ...
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Suggestions on how to create a printout for capturing metadata?

I'd like to print a collection of digital images in a way that would make it easy for someone to manually annotate metadata (people, locations and events). I've scanned a large number of old family ...
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How can I determine if this image has been altered in any way?

I need help trying to see if this photo has been messed with in any kind of way. ...
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Obtaining original creation data of photo

I need to obtain the original creation date of a photo taken on a phone. This phone does not store any EXIF metadata. How can I get the date when the photo was originally created ?
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What might be the reason I cannot see the date a photo was taken in its metadata?

I was sent a .jpeg photo by gmail. It looks like it is pasted into the mail, but it also shows up as an attached file on the mail preview. Opening the mail however, the photo is in-line with the text. ...
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Breaking down the format of the "Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling" EXIF tag

When using exiftool to inspect various images, I've seen lots of different values for the Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling tag. A few ...
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How can I automatically add location from GPS log on my smartphone to SLR taken images?

What software is best for adding gps data to photos from gps log i run on my android device? I want to do as little manual labor as possible preferrably software does it all for me. Look at photo ...
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Image metadata contains Focal length and calibrated focal length but the values are different

I have a DJI drone image. When I use gdalinfo -mdd all myphoto.jpg at the command line I can read the EXIF and XMP tags for the image. I see there are two values ...
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Where are Samsung's "Gallery" app's automatic "tags" stored and how can they be used downstream (i.e. in non-Android photo mgmt / dam software)?

Samsung's "Gallery" does a fantastic job at automatically / on its own assigning "tags" to photos, making it easy to find photos with certain keywords (e.g. "sunset" or &...
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Managing time zone data in jpg files for use in Google Photos

I wish to create a Google Photos album which displays my images in the order that I dictate. My problem would not exist if Google Photos would offer the option of sorting images in an album by ...
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How can I use ExifTool to prepend text to image files' descriptions?

I need to prepend text to the description fields of a bunch of jpgs. I found discussions of appending text (e.g., here and here), but not of prepending text. My destination tag is ...
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How do I use EXIF tags to determine the length of an object in focus? [duplicate]

I have an image with EXIF information encoded into it. What I need to know is what information I can use to determine the length of a certain object. For example, are there tags that hold the camera ...
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Which JPG has better quality? And which Exif Byte Order is better?

I have two folders of "the same" JPG images that I made over 10 years ago, when I was a kid, but the size of photos in one folder is different than the other. The photos were made on my old ...
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How to print GPS coordinates on face of photo with caption/comment?

Is there an app/program that can display the following information on my photos (both when I display them on my Windows 10 PC and when I print them): The date the picture was taken The GPS ...
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What is Interoperability Index R98?

In the uploaded pictures from my mobile phone, I get a line with the following information: Interoperability Index = R98? What is this Index?
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Is there a free program to (batch) change photo file's date to match EXIF?

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 filesystem timestamp to match the ...
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How can I find detailed Sony Exif codes in a format that I can use

Summary Where can I find Exif codes of the type shown below that cover all features of my cameras? (I have mainly Sony cameras but a more general resource would be welcome). I have too many Sony ...
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Relationship between quad bayer sensor and the CMOS size

I have developed Python code to take an image produced by a DJI drone (and several other GNSS Cameras) and georeference the images. Basically the code reads the EXIF data from the individual images. ...
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propritery SANYO metadata

How does an old SANYO camera store proprietary metadata on JPG that are not part of the Exif section? Like if the photo has the correct date or if it was taken using the hand or smile detection or ...
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Picture Metadata and Face Tags: What Software to Write and Read them?

These past three 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 from Carl Seibert I ...
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Set Date Created from filenames

I have around 4k photos and 1k videos that have no date in metadata because I switched my phones. All of them have the dates in the filenames in the format - ...
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What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?

Whenever I share my photographs, I also share lots of information that I do not want to pass on: specific camera model that the photo was taken with exposure time focal ratio ... How can I remove ...
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Is there a common subset of exif metadata tags for scanned photographs?

I've recently been scanning a collection of photographs into jpeg files. I know how to use tools such as exiftool to examine and change metadata tags. But while I'm ...
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IPTC vs XMP: how do they differ

I am quite confused by what IPTC and XMP are used for. I understand that EXIF is for technical information about the image, while IPTC is for actual metadata (with respect to the image, not the file), ...
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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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Use DateCreated for DateTaken (CreationTime) on a PNG using ExifTool

I have a load of PNG's that my wife wants to keep that have been captured from our Baby Monitor. The files are named for the date they were captured: ...
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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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Copy DNG/XMP metadata

Years ago I scanned about 1000 negative photos. Now I have purchased a new negative scanner and rescanned all of my negatives. Is there any way to copy metadata from the old DNG/XMP files to the new ...
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How can put 2 jpg images side by side in a new jpg without losing metadata or image quality?

I have lots of photos with writing on the back. I've scanned the fronts and backs into jpgs, and now I want to create a single jpg for each front/back pair. The front and back images should go side by ...
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Incorrect exif orientation on Canon 80D/60D when upside down/180 degrees?

The EXIF orientation tag can hold 8 values for the orientation of the camera. One of the tag values 3, indicating that the camera was turned 180 degrees, i.e. held ...
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Why does Jhead with the -autorot option fail to fix my photos' orientation?

I have a lot of photos taken with an iPhone SE that are not displayed in the correct orientation when I view them using the Windows Photos app, XnView MP, or FastStone Image Viewer. I never modified ...
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What metadata fields are shown in the MacOS Preview Inspector TIFF tab?

If I view a jpg in the MacOS Preview app, I can use Tools>Show Inspector to bring up a More Info window. Its info tab (...
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How do I batch convert or view the XPComments in Windows Photo Viewer in another viewer?

I currently use Windows Photo Viewer to look at photos and I have typed comments into the XP Comments field in the Details tab in Properties. I would like to utilize a different photo tool, like ...

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