The caption field of Metadata automatically fills with OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA. How can I prevent this? How can I get rid of this on my 3000 pictures of Turkey without manually deleting each caption? I am new to Lightroom, and have version 4.1. I use an iMAC, OSX10.6.8. Thanks.
Select all the photos (Cmd-A), then go to the field where the caption is shown, and select the entire field and hit backspace.
I have no idea why the field is filled with OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, as I don't own one. Nevertheless, as you can see it is easy to fix.
Do other camera manufacturers do this?
My Konica Minolta 7D did. My Sony a77 does not. My wife's Canon IXUS 100 does not.
I guess you can write something else into the Caption field on all your future imports by creating a Metadata Preset in the import dialog. I have not tested it, but the Caption field is one of the metadata fields which are handled by a Metadata Preset.
Some camera manufacturers do write the camera type in the caption :
See this note by John R Ellis in his faqs for Elements:
"Some camera manufacturers insert the name of the camera in the caption field of a photo’s metadata, and when you import the photo into PSE, it shows up as a caption. To stop this from happening, uncheck the option Edit > Preferences > Files > Import EXIF Caption. To remove the caption from photos that have already been imported:
There must be an equivalent solution in LR ?
There is definitely a way to automatically remove "Olympus Digital Camera" from your captions...use a metadata preset. (excuse the late reply to an old thread)
In Lightroom 3 or 4, (and possibly earlier):
The annoying "Olympus Digital Camera" ITPC caption will be magically erased on import.
Hope this helps!