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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Software for editing EXIF data

Can someone please recommend software that enables editing for exposure mode EXIF data? I have tried with Picasa, but it doesn't support editing of this specific property.
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Why won't GIMP 2.8 open my long exposure shots?

I'm unable to edit some of my tripod and shutter release shots in GIMP 2.8.10. It only seems to affect the photos taken in bulb (full manual shutter timing) mode, where I have exposure times anywhere ...
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Is there a software that make it possible to edit all exif values and add new paramerers?

A while ago I had the need to add cutom fields to my exif (some programming staff) I found out that most of the fields are locked and that I cannot add new fields Do you know a software that can 1. ...
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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 way to export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are?

So, somehow I managed to erase folders containing some pictures. Now that I'm over my own stupidity, I ask, is there a way I can export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are? I ...
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What is the correct, standard EXIF metadata to add for Rokinon 8mm fisheye lenses?

I own a Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount. This is a manual lens not electrically connect to the Canon 60D body I use it with. With exiftool I want to add the correct ...
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Filtering by date in Lightroom

In Lightroom 3, using the metadata filter with one of the columns set to Date in hierarchical mode, I can easily narrow down the date range. I can easily get all photos from 2010, or all October 2010 ...
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What delimiter to use with keywords?

I'm going through all my photos and one thing I'm doing is adding keywords so I don't need the file name to describe the photo. I don't understand if they should be structured in any sort of way. I ...
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Convert regular panoramic photo into google cardboard file

For a school assignment (innovative project) I want to create a sort-of infographic, but then in Google Cardboard. I've got a bunch of panoramic images (not created in Cardboard camera) but it doesn't ...
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Does the manufacturer reset the metadata shutter count when replacing the shutter?

I've read about this across different forums but have not found a satisfying answer. Does the manufacturer (Canon in particular) reset the metadata shutter count when replacing a shutter?
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How do I get Adobe Camera RAW to read the the in-camera settings from Nikon raw .NEF files?

I dislike the losing of camera settings when I shoot in raw (.NEF) in nikon. The colors become dimmed and the camera noise reduction is removed , so the the photos look very noisy compared with ...
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How can I see the photo settings like f-stop, ISO etc. of a image?

I am new to photography and enjoying shooting with my Nikon D3200 camera. Once I take a photo, is there any tool by Nikon or a third party which can give me info like F-stop, ISO, Shutter speed, etc? ...
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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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Software to cross-check EXIF date taken vs date in filename?

I have a library of about 25,000 photos (JPGs). I have been maintaining the library so that the date taken in the EXIF data reflects the actual capture date, but I keep finding exceptions where I've ...
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Is it possible to set the year instead of a complete creation date in a JPEG?

I use iPhoto to manage my pictures. Unfortunately I have many pictures from the 80s. These pictures are actually slides that I have scanned in during 2008. So my problem is that the creation date of ...
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Why can't I see the focal length (“zoom”) when I'm composing a shot?

My Canon 1300D DSLR stores the focal length used in the EXIF data of each photo, but there's no way to see this information while I'm composing the shot? Is there a technical reason why the focal ...
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Printing rotated pictures

this may sound as a very stupid question so please don't laugh at me. My old digital camera (Nikon Coolpix s6) was recording the EXIF orientation tag in the JPEG file, so my picture viewer software ...
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When using a teleconverter on a Canon DSLR, what happens to EXIF data?

When mounting lenses via a teleconverter like the Canon 2x, does the EXIF metadata record this information somehow? Will the recorded focal length be adjusted by the camera or the extender? Is there a ...
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How can I downsample high-resolution shots with Lightroom?

I have many casual travel shots taken with a high resolution camera. I want to take the shots with high resolution because I'm not sure on beforehand if I want to print big or crop. After reviewing ...
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How do I see settings afterwards on my Nikon D5100?

I am quite new to DSLR photography. What I can't figure out is how to see the settings for the photo after I have taken it. For example, if I take a photo with 1/200, f5,6 and ISO 200. Can I see it ...
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What is the easiest way to strip 'iPhoto Original' and 'Faces' tags from photos?

When I switched to Macs a few years ago, I started using iPhoto to manage all of my digital pictures. I then moved on to Aperture, and now I've just gotten annoyed with the single-file-library thing ...
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What do these six lenses in EXIF mean, for the iPhone 7 Plus?

The iPhone 7 Plus has two back cameras, but the lens field in EXIF has six different values: iPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 iPhone 7 Plus back camera 6.6mm f/2.8 iPhone 7 Plus back ...
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Convert Picasa stars to EXIF ratings?

Picasa is being phased out by Google. Unfortunately I have a lot of data in Picasa. Most important for me to preserve/export is the photos that have stars. Picasa stores this in a little text file ...
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Search large collection of images for exif tags without lightroom/aperture etc

Is there a way, possibly using exiftool, to quickly search an entire directory or disk of images for a certain exif/XMP/IPTC tag and maybe even give a summary of what the collection contains (...
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Which IPTC title fields to use?

I decided to set the titles of my photos in Lightroom (via the IPTC metadata) instead of my web-based gallery software. However, I'm somewhat unsure about the proper usage of the various title-ish ...
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If I transfer files from a CF card to an iPad2, will I lose metadata?

If I transfer a photo file from a Canon DSLR to an iPad2, will it lose any data or exif information? I was told the file will not contain as much information as if I would transfer the file to a ...
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How can I add/edit geotag data for one particular photo?

How can I geotag one particular photo? Or edit a photo with incorrect geo data? I'm using GPSLogger in my android phone to record GPS data and later sync them to my photos using GPicSync. But I ...
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Are there any known methods for resetting the shutter count?

When buying used camera bodies the shutter count gives you a good figure together with the external condition of what kind of usage the body experienced previously - assuming the shutter count is ...
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Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database

In my search for a perfect photo management application (I know :) I've been doing a bit of comparison between the few applications that seem attractive to me feature / cost wise. One of the more ...
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What does GPSInfoIFDPointer 5438 mean?

What is the meaning of GPSInfoIFDPointer in an image's EXIF meta data? Just found a "spec-type" description about "a set of tags ...", but have no idea what that is supposed to mean. Especially the ...
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What is the purpose of storing orientation in EXIF data over just storing an image the correct way up?

Every time my father sends portrait photos taken on his iPhone to someone in the family that doesn't have an iPhone (eg. Android and Windows Phone 7 devices), they come through landscape. When we try ...
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Is it possible to get the time a photo was taken (timezone-aware)?

This seems like a simple task that software accomplishes all the time, but I haven't found a reliable way to do it. There is the DateTimeOriginal EXIF tag, but that is in local time. And it seems ...
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What is the device with a file name prefix of win?

I have some photos that were sent to me and I was intrigued with the device that was used to take them. However the the EXIF data it's of no help. I know that I have the original JPEG file, with a ...
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Does writing EXIF tags influence jpeg quality?

If I understand well then the EXIF data is written in an extra space of the JPEG file. When I add or modify an EXIF tag does this leave the picture untouched? I searched for this and I was not able to ...
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Is the fact that in-camera HDR was used available in EXIF metadata?

I have a Canon SX60, able to generate HDR pics. I would like to know how can I detect a HDR image just checking the EXIF data, and if I can know about the different exposure details.
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How can I find out which camera mode I used for a digital photo?

I have a Canon 450D, when I want more information on what setting I used to take a photo, I can hit the display button and see that I took that particular picture in Auto Mode or TV Mode etc. Once I ...
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What is the proper exif tag to mark a lens as a fisheye?

I'm shooting panoramas with a manual 8mm fisheye lens on my Canon 60D DSLR (APS-C, 1.6x crop factor). Since the camera cannot talk to the lens, the exif data in the pictures is all wrong. I know how ...
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Aperture metadata preset with location

I like to include location data in my photos, but none of my cameras have GPS built-in. Since I shoot in a lot of the same locations (home, the park, my parent’s house), I was hoping I could create a ...
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Can I group photos in Lightroom into events as iPhoto does?

Now that I import a lot of photos, I want to know if it's possible during import to define an event or something, like the iPhoto way.
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What metadata can I safely delete without affecting the appearance of an image?

I would like to remove as much metadata as possible from an image without changing its appearance. I have used exiftool -all= image.jpg and it works well most of the time, but quite often the colors ...
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How to calculate Hugin lens data

I shot a bunch of pictures in order to create a panorama on my computer using Hugin. My camera is a Sony PowerShot DSC T-100. When loading images in Hugin, it asks me to provide some "Lens data" (...
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Format for importing keywords into Lightroom from exif

I have my photos on disk and I want to import them into Lightroom. On each photo I have keyword information in the exif and when I import the files in Lightroom I can see the keywords appear in the ...
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Which metadata field do I use for the photographer in Aperture?

I have a fair few photos in my Aperture library that have been taken by other photographers. I'd like to mark them with the photographer's name in a way that allows me to search easily, but I can't ...
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In Lightroom, where are the equivalents of the “Comments” and “Subject” tags from Windows File Explorer?

I wrote some info on a couple JPEGs using Windows File Explorer. In Explorer, I wrote info on the "Comments" and the "Subject" tags. However, when I import the JPEGs into Adobe Lightroom, I can't find ...
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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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What does a pair of numbers in parentheses mean as a focal length value in metadata?

I have extracted the metadata from an image. One of the values was: FocalLength: (3680, 1000) How can we read the above value?
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How can I get the image/sensor dimensions in mm to get Circle of Confusion from EXIF?

I need to get calculate some formulas based on Circle of Confusion and/or image dimensions (diagonal) in millimeters based on EXIF data only. IOW, I cannot say "this photo was shot with Canon 5D3 ...
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Can I “lock” copyright metadata in an image?

I'm going to be distributing some of my images as TIFF files and want to put my copyright and contact information into the metadata for the images in a way that prevents it being stripped or altered ...
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Where are 'People Tags' stored when edited with Windows Live Photo Gallery?

I know that WLPG embeds regular tags into the image files themselves, but does anyone know if "people tags" are stored in the photo as well? If so, can you provide a link to some kind of ...
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How can I geotag images with location data in a CSV file?

I have a few folders of .JPG images that I need to geo-tag. I don't have a .GPX file or anything else that will let me use my usual tools (Geosetter or Photo Mechanic) to geotag the images, but I do ...

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