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Including EXIF data on photos as an overlay on export ?

Apr 19, 2012 12:31 PM

Hi.  Can someone please help?  I need to know how to imbed the EXIF data on a JPG export to show the data natively on top of the photo when the JPG is opened (top left for example).  It's nice to share photos with people that dont have Lightroom/post processing software, that can learn from the settings I used to get the shot.  It will be nice if they can open the JPG on their end and see the apeture, focal length etc on the photo?  Can someone point me in the right direction?  I did read something about creating a slideshow, but I'm not there yet nor do I want to do that.  I just wanted to know if it's possible to do this with a basic export.  Just like the Develop Module shows EXIF data on top of the photo when you press "I".  I just want that same EXIF data to always be on the photo when I open the JPG in other viewing programs.  Thanks in advance!

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    Apr 19, 2012 2:21 PM   in reply to MummelMacks

    If you want to use LR's native options, you could print to JPEG, using the Photo Info. But AFAIK, this will always put the text below the image, not inside. You can use the text template editor to customize what's shown. Example:



    As an alternative, there's the LR/Mogrify 2 plug-in, which allows you to put text overlays with metadata pretty much anywhere on the exported images.



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    Apr 19, 2012 2:49 PM   in reply to MummelMacks

    Go to the Print Module, and choose (or create) a layout that suits you. Select to print to JPEG file:



    Then check "Photo Info" in the Page section in the right panel and choose a font size:



    Choose "Edit" from the dropdown under Photo Info:


    The Text Template Editor will be shown, where you can compose what you'd like to see as Photo Info:



    Select "Save Current Settings as New Preset ..." from the "Preset:" dropdown and give the preset a name.



    The Print to JPEG will then use the tokens you entered in the Text Template.


    Click "Print to File" to generate the JPEG.



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    Apr 20, 2012 10:51 AM   in reply to MummelMacks

    MummelMacks wrote:


    ... Only thing that worries me is that the plugins may change the way the JPEGs are created (encoding size, IQ etc).  I'd rather stick to Adobes methods because being a noob, I may not realize I'm messing up my photos. 

    Don't worry about that when using LR/Mogrify 2. It's a very widely used plug-in.



    Any good websites that rank the top plugins that have been battletested? 

    I'm not aware of such a site, except The Lightroom Exchange. Ask here if anybody uses it if you're not sure and trust the regulars.



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