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raw files don't contain EXIF but their JPEG do (Fujifilm X100S)

I do not believe it is possible to have a raw file without any exif data. Besides things like camera make/model/settings, the exif contains the information required to convert the raw data into a ...
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Is there any photography website where I could find photos based on exposure time, focal length, ISO...?

Flickr has some options available. This blog post shows some hidden search options available. This app gives statistics for your Flickr photos. And I know that it's possible to filter based upon ...
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ExifTool does not extract corrupted EXIF metadata from jpeg file. How to repair it?

(In addition to Romeo Ninov's great answer) There is an Exiftool FAQ alternative, that tries to repair JPEG file-metadata and preserve existing tags: exiftool -all= -tagsfromfile @ -all:all -unsafe -...
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Search large collection of images for exif tags without lightroom/aperture etc

Geosetter is a very capable editor for photo metadata that is built on on top of Exiftool and can do this with a GUI. You can display your photos folder by folder (default) but you can also go to the ...
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Is there a way to know which camera captured images?

The images might or might not indicate a camera in Exif metadata. The software ExifTool can be used to check. However, Exif data can be added or removed arbitrarily anywhere in the chain of control ...
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Jpg thumbnail showing larger than the original picture

What can have happened is the original picture had a large thumbnail (the thumbnail is actually a JPEG-in-the-JPEG in the metadata) and that it was scaled down but with the metadata left in(*) , so ...
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Should I fix an image orientation when creating a thumbnail?

Do all three by adding a “remember my choice” check box Boolean to the dialogue of the second option.
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What is the best way to align several sets of photos metadata?

You want to identify exactly what is the time shift of one of your source (you may ask directly to the owner of the culprit device or trace it with what you think should be the correct timeline for ...
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Copying all photos with EXIF Rating >= 4 using ExifTool

First, you probably want to use -if '$Rating>=4' instead, as that is a numeric comparison while ge is a string comparison. It won't cause any problems for this command, but if you were, for example,...
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set EXIF date from filename (uncommon formats)

Exiftool would be the best for dealing with these varying formats. You would need to make sure that they're not all in the same directory to avoid mistakes. The easiest is the "yyyymmdd_HHMMSS&...
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How should I store "description" metadata for maximum consistency, visibility, and portability?

I would suggest not worrying about the details and use a Digital Asset Management (DAM) such as Digikam, Darktable, (both are free) or Adobe Lightroom (paid). Adobe Bridge is also free though it's ...
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Preserving Recovered Images: What is stored in the "UserComment" EXIF tag?

It's most likely junk. GPS data would have been stored in the GPS tags. Looking at a sample image using exiftool with the -v3 option gives a hex dump of the UserComment | | 17) UserComment = ASCII..V....
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Is there any photography website where I could find photos based on exposure time, focal length, ISO...?

Only does tags, aperture, and shutter speed, but you could use Shutterdial, which uses Flickr's API and images to show a filtered group of photos.
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What metadata fields are shown in the MacOS Preview Inspector TIFF tab?

I downloaded Carl Siebert's Metadata Test Image, which has unique values in many metadata fields, and I then edited it to have unique values in the timestamps for when taken and when digitized. For ...
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How to calculate object position (lat, long) given exif GPS location of camera phone?

N.B. All the below calculations are approximate because the distance is line, but it is actually arc and so on. First you need the distance between the camera and object d and also the angle between ...
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Copy DNG/XMP metadata

With exiftool: exiftool -TagsFromFile srcimage.jpg targetimage.jpg But your big problem will be to create the correspondence between the old scans and the new. Or did you manage to make them bear the ...
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How can I automatically add location from GPS log on my smartphone to SLR taken images?

I use GPSlogger. It starts and runs with the phone and will upload a GPS logfile to dropbox, google drive or a meriad of other options. You can find it via Fdroid, it is not in the playstore. I have ...
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Which tag to set in exiftool (for videos) in order to keep timestamps persistant for display on a (Android) mobile device?

If they all show up as the time that you synced the files, then the odds are that the file system tags, FileModifyDate and FileCreateDate are what the phone is reading. And it appear that sync isn't ...
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How does google photos get timezone and can I change it?

It seems to be a common annoyance with how Google Photos handles photos without GPS data from which it can derive timezone information. Here are some posts on this issue: Google support forum: The ...
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What is the best way to align several sets of photos metadata?

Personally I use Lightroom for this because of the UI and ease of use. Exiftool will get the job done but it has a much steeper learning curve and is less forgiving. With Lightroom I start with the ...
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Should I fix an image orientation when creating a thumbnail?

The answer of @bob-macaroni-mcstevens is wise, and a certain degree of editing before uploading is something I am considering adding to the features roadmap. However, I have discovered the problem, ...
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In LightRoom Classic how can I filter all photos which are part of a stack, but not on top of a stack?

John Ellies mentions on lightroomqueen.com an embarrassingly simple way how to do it natively in LR: Select a folder, collection, or All Photographs. Do Photo > Stacking > Collapse All Stacks. ...
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How to add "HDR" to EXIF in Lightroom Classic?

If EXIF is not a hard requirement you can store it in the IPTC metadata as a (hierarchical) keyword.
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Corrupted Date Taken

That DateTimeOriginal tag is located in an extremely old and outdated group, not in the EXIF data. Windows wouldn't know how to read the APP14 PictureInfo group and I doubt that there are many ...
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Is there a free program to (batch) change photo file's date to match EXIF?

Sorry for the late reply. You can use the "Bulk Rename Utility" and use the special function "Change file timestamps". You can set them all to created or modified date.
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ExifTool does not extract corrupted EXIF metadata from jpeg file. How to repair it?

Based on the discussion in comments seems like metadata of this image file is corrupted. What you can do is to cleanup the metadata and try again: exiftool -all= path_to_file Be aware this will ...
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How to filter photos in Lightroom 6 by EffectiveMaxAperture EXIF tag?

You can customize the Metadata panel to show the Max Aperture tag. In the Metadata panel, click "Customize" at the bottom. Select "Max Aperture" under the "Camera Info" ...
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Convert regular panoramic photo into google cardboard file

To add the right eye image, you shall add an additional Exif/XMP tag containing it. Using exiftool, this should be the needed commandline (not tested) for Windows Shell: exiftool -XMP-GPano:all^ -XMP-...
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