EXIF Edits

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  • Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    on: March 2, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    A couple of the lenses I use are manual, like the Laowa 12mm rectilinear. As such no lens information is transferred to the metadata during exposure. When I was using Lightroom I had a plugin called LensTagger that would allow me to edit the EXIF information to add in the lens data. I don’t necessarily need the focus distance, f/stop, etc. but lens information is one more way to sort images. If I have a bunch of images that simply have no lens information, they all get lumped together. Is there any facility in Capture One to edit the EXIF information – preferably in bulk?

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    Mike.

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    John Sadowsky
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    Re: EXIF Edits
    Reply #1 on: March 2, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    If I understand, you are you expecting to edit the EXIF info in the RAW files.  C1 likely does not do that, and I expect LensTagger was somehow storing this data in the Lr catalog, not in the RAW file.  (I could be wrong, but typically the RAW file is off-limits for software editing.)

    What if you just used a keyword to tag these lenses?  That can be done with batch processing.  Or am I missing something?  You could at least search, and if you found a better solution later – conversion would be easy.

    JSS

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: EXIF Edits
    Reply #2 on: March 3, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Hadn’t thought of using keywords for the lens information, so thanks for that. FWIW, here’s the link to the Lenstagger site:

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    Mike.

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    Dave Chew
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    Re: EXIF Edits
    Reply #3 on: March 4, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Hi Mike,

    Can’t remember if you are on a Mac, but I use Exif Editor. It is not a plugin, but an app from the App Store:

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/exif-editor/id477514607?mt=12

    Pretty easy to use and you can set up some presets for all your lenses to auto populate lens info.

    Dave

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: EXIF Edits
    Reply #4 on: March 5, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks, Dave. Windows 10. 🙂

    I still have Lr 6.14, so I imported the folder of images, ran Lenstagger (which writes out the metadata), then removed the images from Lr and imported them into Capture One. Not an elegant solution, but it works for now. Lenstagger uses a program called ExifTool, which I’ve downloaded but haven’t looked at yet. My programming days are twenty years old, but we’ll see.

    https://exiftool.org/

    Mike.

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    John Sadowsky
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    Re: EXIF Edits
    Reply #5 on: March 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    You know, C1 will import a Lr catalog, and that should bring all the Lr metadata into C1, like ratings and keywords – maybe lens tagged data?

    JSS

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: EXIF Edits
    Reply #6 on: March 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Hi John: Yes I am aware, but thanks. I still have Lr for legacy images but am trying to move away from it. I’ve downloaded ExifTool but haven’t looked at it yet. But yes, running LensTagger in Lr did add the lens information to the files and was read by Capture One.

    Mike.

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