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Why don't Exif tags contain time zone information?

EXIF v2.31 (p49) defined time-zone offset fields in 2016 and the XMP time-zone guidelines (p33-34) also consider time-zones. The implementation in cameras and programs is rather minimalist at the ...
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How can you write/convert Picasa's People tags to the EXIF data?

Good news, this is now natively supported in Picasa Just check Tools > Options > Name Tags > "Store Name Tags In Photo" You can also force Picasa to start the writing process using ...
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Why don't Exif tags contain time zone information?

CIPA DC- 008 is the standard for Exif 2.2. Of note it makes no mention of "timezone." "GMT" is also not mentioned either. The term "UTC" does appear but only specifies the GPS time is recorded as such....
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What photo editing software will keep tags (incl. face/people tags) with the file (EXIF/XMP)?

You are right that Faces are not part of EXIF but XMP. You can take a look at Daminion (where I work). It can import face information from Windows Live Photo Gallery and Picasa into the People tag. ...
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ExifTool command (Windows 10) to move files to a separate directory if the modified-date is later than the date-taken

Try this command: exiftool -d "%Y:%m:%d %H:%M:%S" -r -if "$FileModifyDate gt $DateTimeOriginal" -directory=/path/to/modified/ /path/to/source This checks the FileModifyDate to see ...
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Lightroom 6 - suggestions on how organize pictures

Lightroom is strongest in VIRTUAL organization. You have numerous choices, among them (and not mutually exclusive): You can physically (on disk) organize in any way convenient; I personally prefer ...
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What photo editing software will keep tags (incl. face/people tags) with the file (EXIF/XMP)?

digiKam (https://www.digikam.org) writes tags into the metadata of the image.
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Annotating scanned photos so that the results are portable

EXIF is mostly for technical details from the camera that created the picture, though there are some items such as GPS coordinates and date/time stamps that are appropriate to add such as in your case....
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Transfer Lightroom Classic colour labels to Mac Finder

There are multiple ways to do this, it depends on the type of photos (JPEG or RAW) and the desire to automate. Plugin This shareware plugin seems to do what you want. When exporting your images, it ...
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Inconsistent behavior when adding new hierarchical tags in Digikam

If I understood your question correctly, it might be the Toggle Auto setting of DigiKam. With the Captions pane open, right-click on any one of the tags listed, go down to Toggle Auto and choose ...
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How to retrieve tags from "Amazon Photos"?

I asked Amazon client support: it is not possible, but they "are glad to have received my request and have transmitted it to their team". I also asked on the Amazon developper forum (not sure it is ...
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How can I tag my images online?

From what I understand by reading your question it seems the main problem you have is of retrospective organisation of existing content incrementally and long term management of new inflowing content ...
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How can I tag my images online?

I was looking for something similar back in 2011-2012 (without the tagging capabilities) so this answer may not be the most up to date with today's new technologies. WARNING: The setup for this ...
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How can I avoid importing tag synonyms as new tags in Lightroom?

Where are the synonyms being stored in the exported images? In general on export Lr is gonna write all the keywords and synonyms into a flat list. IPTC provides for keywords, and that's it. Keyword ...
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What photo editing software will keep tags (incl. face/people tags) with the file (EXIF/XMP)?

If you are using Windows Photo Gallery (WPG), the "People Tags" are stored within the file as XMP Metadata using the Microsoft People Tag Schema. I you wish to move to another format, check out my ...
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How does XMP define the face region?

The XMP files created by Lightroom seems to follow the MWG description (website currently down), as it contains this link to describe its content : xmlns:mwg-rs="http://www.metadataworkinggroup.com/...
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How to find photos that do not have any keywords assigned to them in Adobe Bridge?

You can filter photos without a keyword in Bidge: Navigate to the folder that has the photos with and without keywords. Go to the Filter panel. If it's not shown, go to Window → Filter panel. Click ...
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Categorizing images using Exiftool

Based on my workflow (use Lightroom) I see keywords are stored in IPTC IIM variable Keywords. Also you can check for variable Subject (Lightroom store the keywords also there). Image Description is ...
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Migrating away from Picasa - "Write faces to XMP" changes the hashes of images

From your comments I understand you currently have an image library in Picasa, with photos which might become duplicated in the future (due to re-downloading). To ease the deduplication process you ...
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What photo editing software will keep tags (incl. face/people tags) with the file (EXIF/XMP)?

Picasa will write face data to JPG EXIF, you just need to enable the option under TOOLS | OPTIONS | NAME TAGS | STORE NAME TAGS IN PHOTO. Only problem is that it won't go back and update all your ...
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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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Do different software programs store meta keyword tags differently?

JPEG, TIFF, PSD, and other file formats can include numerous types of standards, so as long as your software can be written to detect and parse these standards, you should be able to extract the ...
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What photo editing software will keep tags (incl. face/people tags) with the file (EXIF/XMP)?

Photo Station for DSM (Synology NAS operating system) supports XMP Regions for tagging people (names), which is the same as for Windows Live Photo Gallery: "the Supports people tags from Windows Live ...
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Lightroom CC. Save photo keywords to the actual file

when you use File/Export..., and scroll through the settings, there is a block about 'Metadata'. Set it to 'Include All Metadata'. If you use a predefined Export filter, you might have to modify that ...
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Lightroom CC. Save photo keywords to the actual file

Here is a similar question, depending on what you want to do besides looking at the metadata it might be not really constructive to your workflow as mentioned in that answer. Adobe Help shows you how ...
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In Lightroom, where are the equivalents of the "Comments" and "Subject" tags from Windows File Explorer?

Jeffrey Friedl's Metadata Viewer plugin for Lightroom may prove helpful. It should provide you with a way to work with the fields that Windows allowed you to add your information.
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Moving from Light Room to Capture One/Media Pro or alternative

I dunno. I'm not sure if it's changed in v 8 but you're right, C1P's implementation of keywording was lame. Media Pro does have hierarchical keywords, but it's an organizer, and seems to be ...
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Photo organiser (for mac), hopefully free

If you don't have access to iPhoto (pre-OSX 10.10) or Photos (either of which should have come free with your machine, but apparently didn't), then a free package you may want to look into obtaining, ...
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Online photo management for non-profit organization

Check out a new service called Snapphound at www.snapphound.com. It has all of these admin features and more, plus allows you to further market and fundraise around your cause, among many other ...
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