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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Metadata: UserComment, ImageDescription, Description; what's their purpose?

$ exiftool test.jpeg | grep 'This is' Image Description : This is the 'ImageDescription'. User Comment : This is the 'UserComment'. Description : ...
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Why shouldn't raw files be rotated?

When I attempt to rotate a CR2 file in Photo Viewer, a message appears: That didn't work, RAW files don't rotate. Select edit to rotate and save it as a different file type. There are many tips to ...
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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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How can I edit EXIF Data based on the filename?

I've moved all the photos from my phone to PC (something that I did multiple times along the years from multiple phones) and the date taken is different from the actual date or doesn't exist at all (...
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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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Should I care about duplicates with different metadata?

I'm in photo-backup-deduplication hell. Thousands of folders organised in a different way, backups of backups of backups. There's no easy way to know what's latest/more important. I'm using dupeGuru ...
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How to store the back of a photo in metadata?

I am scanning old family photos. Any suggestions/best practice for storing the information written on the back of photos? When it's a name or location, for example, there are metadata tags, but often ...
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Retrieving the original date of a .JPG

I know a similar question was posted here before - which I will provide a link for below - but despite that, the exiftool.exe in the thread could not really retrieve the original date. The file in ...
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How can I rename a large set of photos using their modified date?

My problem is a little bit different from the other that I've seen here. The thing is that I have for example: DSCF0001, DSCF0002 and so on, as filenames with modified dates 2020/01/01 , 2020/01/02 (...
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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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Change EXIF and/or Creation date based on folder name

I have lots of photos with non-existent exif dates where the write date is not correct. The original dates disappeared during a hard drive replacement. But they are in folders with the correct date. ...
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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 easily able to learn the technical ...
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Is “Date Taken” Exif data possible on .PNG file, and is it possible to copy “Date Modified” to “Date Taken”?

I want to change the Exif data for some .PNG files so that they have the "Date Taken" tag. Is it possible to use that tag on .PNG files? Is it possible to copy the "Date Modified" date to the "Date ...
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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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How to add author and other properties to PNG files?

I am on Windows 7 and I can't 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 don't need. Why is this so? You can ...
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Windows-app to quickly enter iptc keywords

I have scanned thousands of slides. They have no metadata. Is there a windows application to quickly enter iptc keywords for each image? It should be keyboard-driven and have autocomplete suggesting ...
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Is it possible to edit metadata of images in a Mac OS Photos library?

I recently started using the Photos app built into the Apple Mac OS. I cannot find a way to edit the images' metadata except for Title, Description, and/or Keyword. And it seems that I can only do so ...
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How to extract depth information from JPEG files?

Some mobile phones support changing the depth of field using depth information calculated from dual cameras. If the depth information is stored in the jpg file, how can it be extracted?
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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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How to transfer Microsoft Photo Person tags to 'normal file tags'?

How to transfer Microsoft Photo Person tags to 'normal file tags'? For instance, I found a program called "TagThatPhoto" that has a video about MS Photo Gallery that says it can transfer ...
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How does Lightroom store data about photos?

I've seen numerous mentions of Lightroom's database, or catalog, and having to back it up. Being used to Bridge and Camera Raw, I'm accustomed to seeing sidecar .xmp files alongside my RAW files. ...
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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 supply metadata when digitizing a print, slide, and negative library?

A digital camera conveniently gives a file name, has an embedded data/time stamp, has the make model of camera and (usually) lens, aperture, shuterspeed. may have copyright, GPS, How do I add metadata ...
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How to efficiently stop metadata being in my photos?

For privacy reasons, I would like to ensure that any photos I publish do not have any metadata in them. At the moment, I'm deleting the EXIF data via copy-and-paste in Photoshop, which is a very ...
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Create folder from Exif metadata

Which program do you suggest to create folder based exif metadata? I already know ExifTools (difficult) and Amok Exif sorter (it do not manages dng file). I need a Gui based tool in order to read ...
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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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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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Ways to edit metadata of a PNG file?

How can I edit metadata of a PNG file? Is there some free software I can use?
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How to embed an ID in Pixel 3a EXIF data?

My wife and I both use Pixel3a phones so we are not always sure which one took which photo. Is it possible to embed some information into the exif data on one camera for use later as id. thanks
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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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Exiftool: batch change date to year specified in directory name

I have my old scanned photographs sorted in folders named by the year they were probably taken (1970, 1971 etc); the folder names are just the plain years without any other text. Is it possible to let ...
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What date would this be? 2010 February 12th or 2010 2nd of December? Fiji color Crystal Archive

What is the date on this picture (1129 2010100212 Walgreens)
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Lightroom “metadata changed” flag stuck for some photos

I'm using the latest version of Lightroom Classic (10.1) on Windows 10 but I think I've seen this issue in previous versions as well. Lightoom provides a "metadata has been changed" flag as ...
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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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Is exiftran still needed today for resetting the orientation of JPEG images?

Since more then ten years I use exiftran to rotate images after getting them from the camera. Is this step still needed today? Don't browsers and other image apps rotate the image correctly without ...
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How can I decode information on back of printed photo?

I am digitizing all of my old family photos and was curious if anyone knew how to interpret this code and figure out the date the photo was taken or printed. Either would be fine: Sample Code #1: ...
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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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Is there a digital camera that is able to save people bounding boxes?

I am looking for digital cameras that are able to recognize faces(automatically or by user input) and save those as tags in XMP using either Microsoft Photo 1.2 Schema or Metadata Working Group - ...
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How do I see an image comment added on a Nikon camera once I download a picture?

I have a Nikon D3200 and I have used the setting to add an image comment to my photographs. But, when I download the pictures to my computer (mac) and look at the photo info I don't see it. Have I ...
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Exiftool drops some EXIF tags [closed]

I am trying to copy all the exif information from Canon *.MOV video files into my *.m4a audio files. But some EXIF tags are missing: ffmpeg -i MVI_5918.MOV -vn -ac 1 MVI_5918_p1_mono.m4a exiftool -...
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Why does my phone intermittently add Title and Subject attributes?

I have taken a lot of photos, over the past couple of days, using the default 'Camera' App that came with my Huawei Mobile phone. I have since uploaded these Photos to my Computer, via Google Photos. ...
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What software can show my most frequently used focal length?

Many people recommend a focal length of 35mm, 50mm, and sometimes even 85mm and upwards for those interested in purchasing a prime lens. I, however, would like to figure out what focal length(s) I use ...
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Set “Create Date” to “Last Modified Date”

I have a few thousand photos in which I need to set "Create Date" to "Last Modified Date", is there any tool that can help me do it automatically?
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How do I use exiftool to strip all exif tags except rotation?

I need the exact opposite of How to remove orientation attribute from the photo without touching other exif-data? I want to keep the EXIF rotation data, but I want to strip the rest of the data. ...
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Random EXIF data with same camera settings

I have a few problems with exposition with my Canon 70D: with same camera settings I get random EXIF data for focal lenght and aperture. This is the setup Table with white paper as white background....
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Transfer EXIF data from Android to Windows

I have taken over 500 photos on my recent journey and I'd love to code a program that allows me to access the GPS location of every photo and, through GMaps API, show me where the photo was taken. ...
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Can I find out if two pictures were taken by the exact same device?

So, let's say I have two identical iPhones, both of them are the same model and are running the same iOS. I then proceed to have someone pull a random picture off of one of the phones without telling ...
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How to make a JPG files DCF compatible? (command line)

At the moment I use Sony’s Imaging Edge Desktop to make individual photos viewable in camera. However, this is cumbersome if there are many pictures. How can it be done from the command line? ...
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Why might an EXIF DateTimeOriginal be later than photo capture?

As it says in the title, assuming no hacking/malicious editing of EXIF. In my case DateTimeDigitized and DateTimeOriginal are the same if that makes any difference to the potential reasons.
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Annotating scanned photos so that the results are portable

I've scanned the almost-six-hundred photos in my Dad's family photo albums, but now I need to enter the notes he wrote next to each image, listing people, locations, (approximate) dates, and other ...

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