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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How do I display all images missing a given piece of metadata in Apple Aperture?

I'm slowly working on cleaning up the metadata in all my old images that I imported into Aperture from iPhoto. I'd like to get a list of the images that I haven't added a certain metadata field to ...
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How to extract all metadata from photos in subdirectories?

I have many thousands of images within a folder and its subfolders. Each subfolder contains other subfolders. In Windows, I'm using the command line and the exiftool to extract a few pieces of ...
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Add Image Geolocation

Is there a program that can batch process exif data? I'd like to add geolocations to my images and I have about 2000 pictures?
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Is it possible to embed a clickable url in an image? [closed]

Is it in any way possible to add URLs or hyperlinks to photos? It's for adding to a web page. I know there is an image map option. But is it possible using any tool to directly add it to the image?
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How to make Lightroom accept metadata added to photos externally?

I'm working on GeoTagger, a tool for geotagging photos based on the user's GPS position in the time of taking the photo (currently it uses GPS data from https://www.moves-app.com/). The process ...
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Why don't the Shutter Speed, Exposure Time, Lens Aperture, and F-Number metadata values from my camera make sense?

I was just looking at some digital image properties, and it did not seem to make sense. Shutter Speed: 1/16 sec. Exposure Time: 1/11 sec. Lens Aperture: F/1 F-Number: 2.8 I would have thought that ...
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What do these strange fractions in EXIF exposure values mean?

Sometimes I see in the Exif exposure value (from a photographic contests site) numbers like 10/4000 or 301/100000. I guess 10/4000 means 1/400 but what does 301/100000 mean? Is it due to some Exif ...
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How to sort photos by time, while ignoring date?

I'm an ecologist working with trail camera data. I have about 1 million images taken over a period of several months from multiple cameras that I need to sort through for pictures of animals, but ...
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Should I tag faces in Photoshop Elements 9 if they aren't clear?

I just bought Photoshop Elements 9, and have never used it before. One of its highly touted features is face recognition/identification. According to ads, if you tell the program that a particular ...
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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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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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Change JPEG ColorSpace Encoding value

I exported a photo to JPEG without realizing it had embedded Color Profile "ProPhoto RGB". When I opened it in a viewer that, presumably, assumes the sRGB ColorSpace, I really liked the effect. How ...
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ExifTool Dates and British Summer Time / Daylight Savings

From my previous question I am using the following ExifTool command to add Exif Date info to some photo. exiftool -v "-FileModifyDate>AllDates" * However, since we went back to GMT from BST, if I ...
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Can the date a jpeg was created be wrong — too early?

I have a set of jpeg photos that, according to the person who gave them to me, were taken in November 2016, of damages to a car that occurred in August 2016. The "created" date in the exif data is in ...
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Setting up Lightroom

I am about to launch my photographic collection into Lightroom but it is something I want to do correctly,and only once. I have a collection of several thousand images, presently foldered in Windows, ...
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Photo hosting solution with very specific requirements [closed]

I'm working on an archiving project in which I'm scanning hundreds of old family photos, retouching them, adding metadata, and eventually hosting them for other family members to browse. I've checked ...
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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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Standard for embedding time/location info into digital images?

I am developing a project that involves compiling in real-time photos taken over a large area submitted (semi-)anonymously (meaning it doesn't matter who submits pictures but a minimum of info is ...
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How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?

Here's a situation where I would like Lightroom to alter my master photos. I have some photos that I took on October 30, 2011 with the capture time at around 15:00 hours. The date is correct but the ...
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How to know when a digital photo downloaded from Facebook was taken?

A photo from Facebook. I am using MS Windows 7. I tried a few online EXIF viewers and downloaded a few. None of them show me the date the photo was shown, but some agree on the ICC profile data/time ...
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exiftool - rename using model only - not maker

I want to rename my files to include the camera model, but the full tag includes the make as well. exiftool.exe -d %Y-%m-%d_%H%M%%-c.%%e "-filename<${model;}_$CreateDate" -r DIRECTORY Creates: ...
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Why does Lightroom show the focal length of the Sony RX10 IV as 220mm, when it's marketed as 600mm?

I have a Sony RX 10 IV. I used maximum zoom, 600mm, but when editing in Lightroom in the details it gives the focal length of 220mm. Can anyone explain, please?
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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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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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Exif Data - identifiable fields

I'm currently working on some software to help identify fraudulently attributed images or ones that have been sent in with altered attribution. As such, I'm interested in working out which EXIF ...
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Lightroom 6 - finding multiple faces with metadata filtering

Is there a way to perform metadata filtering in Lightroom (version 6) that allows finding images that contain multiple faces? For example, I would like to see image where BOTH of my kids are in them (...
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Can I calculate my phone's sensor size from f-stop, focal length, max aperture, or other metadata? [duplicate]

Could I work out sensor size of my phone from these info: F-stop= f/2.6 , focal length = 3mm, max aperture = 2.8 and others info like: resolution unit, exposure time?
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How do I autofill the copyright metadata for the current Lightroom catalog?

When I was using Lightroom, I accidentally overwrote the copyright metadata to 2009. Is there any script or technique inside LR4 (or with some free software) so I can calculate and rewrite the ...
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Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords?

I got a lot of RAW files I want to keep as jpeg files. So I export them from Lightroom (use same folder like original file, add to this catalogue, include all metadata). My image has the single ...
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How to programmatically determine as-shot ColorTemp from NEF (RAW) file?

When shooting RAW images in AUTO WhiteBalance mode, the camera will somehow determine what it thinks is a good WB for the picture. In Photoshop (CS6), there is no way I can find to extract the ...
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Lightroom lens information incomplete for Sigma lenses

When I import my photos in lightroom, the ones taken with Sigma lenses does not show the exact model designation contrary to Canon lenses that are presented with the full information. On my sigmas ...
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How to store tilt/rotation and crop information in metadata?

Is there a standard or defacto-standard to store tilt (slight rotation for horizon correction like e.g. 2 degree) or crop information in a photo's metadata (EXIF, IPTC, ...), so it a) does not ...
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What does “Unique Id” in Picasa map to in EXIF?

In Picasa, in the Properties List, there is a property labeled "Unique Id". In the Exif spec, there is a field called ImageUniqueId. However, I have tried several Exif libraries/command line tools (...
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How to make Lightroom recognize geotags in NEF files?

I usually geotag my pictures with Picasa + Google Earth, while using Lightroom 3.4 for everything else. While this works fine with JPEG pictures, I've discovered that apparently LR doesn't recognize ...
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How can I export photo ratings, tags, etc. from Aperture for import into other software?

I am about to transfer all my photos from Aperture to Bibble Pro. I would like to retain all my ratings, tags, colors that I have attached to photos and then import it into Bibble. How would I go ...
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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 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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Can I transfer location from my GPS receiver to a Nikon camera via Bluetooth?

Is it possible to send location information (lat. and lon.) from a Bluetooth-equipped Garmin GPSMAP 64ST GPS receiver to a Bluetooth-quipped Nikon camera? If so, how? Thanks for the “track, time” ...
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Identifying image sequences in EXIF info of photos created by Panasonic cameras

My Panasonic GX-800 camera writes the MakerNote tag 0x002b Exif.Panasonic.SequenceNumber to the EXIF info. When I do exposure bracketing or make a burst of photos, I can get the ordinal number of each ...
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Do different software programs store meta keyword tags differently?

I run a popular sports photography site, and allow photographers to upload photos and then tag them to make it easier for the competitors to find their individual photos. Some photographers find it ...
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Auto White Balance data

I am a wedding photographer and work under a wide range of lighting conditions. I prefer to set my white balance with a Sekonic Kelvin meter and use this value in the Kelvin setting on the camera. I ...
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How can I convert a panorama to “Google Sphere” / Panorama for “Google Views”?

I have this panorama: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1e0qz92jsb4xibe/test-3000x1500.jpg?dl=0 I edited it in Photoshop and uploaded it to Google, but it isn't recognized as a panorama any more. That's why ...
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Geotagging a series of photos from a kmz file

I am looking for a fast and easy way of processing a kmz file (containing many kml's in one folder) to cross-reference the timestamp with that of a series and photos and fill in the missing geotag ...
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How to sync EXIF data and date information from iPhoto to Flickr

I've recently started a process of scanning old photo albums. I had settled into a nice workflow scanning a few images at a time and using iPhoto to add descriptions and change the dates, thinking ...
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Plugin Metadata in LR

I use J Friedl's plugin for uploading pictures to Zenfolio. This plugin adds two fields to the metadata - logical yes/no for uploaded and a field for the url. These are not editable inside LR. That ...
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Is it possible to record private comments in LR5?

Is there any way or place to add comments to photos in LR5. Not for clients to see but just additional info to remind me as to how the shot was taken? Such as "low sun over left shoulder"?
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How can I measure luminance values from different cameras?

Calculating EV and then Lx is pretty simple. The problem starts when trying to calculate these by using EXIF data that come from different cameras. I tried capturing a static object in the exact ...
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Does Lightroom automatically save the date of printing events, or just the date a print is saved?

I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.
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Adding context to your images, specifically within Apple Aperture

I am an amateur photographer, and am looking to streamline my aperture workflow. Up till now, I have added specific "version name" metadata to all my photos, for example: "Exhausted after a long walk"...

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