4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2015 3:11 PM by johnrellis

    correct and update EXIF camera information

    louisd79464044 Level 1

      I have a number of pictures for which the EXIF data do not import fully. Although the EXIF data are completely visible in Canon DPP e.g the lens will not turn up in the exif data list in Lightroom.

      Re-importing the Original photograph does not work, even when I change the name.

      When I try a tool like Exiftool or lens tagger, it may change existing items, but missing lines like  that of the lens information will not be added when this is missing in the first imported photo.

       

      Because the lens data is not in the editable/synchronisable list of the EXIF data I do not know how to get the data in.

      Anyone who has an idea to get my EXIF list in Lightroom repaired ?

       

      I use Lightroom 5, single version, on Windows 7

        • 1. Re: correct and update EXIF camera information
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          What do you have selected in the Metadata area of LR. If you don't have Default, EXIF or EXIF and IPTC selected you might not see the lens info.

           

          To see if the lens data is there open the filter menu bar by hitting the \ key then the Metadata tab/section and look under the Lens section. If the lens is listed then it is in the metadata and whatever you have selected in the Metadata area isn't showing it.

          • 2. Re: correct and update EXIF camera information
            johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

            If Shootistbond007's suggestions don't help, then the most efficient way to troubleshoot this is to upload a sample problem pic to Dropbox (or similar) and post the link here.  Then we can look at the pic and see which fields aren't getting imported and why.

            • 3. Re: correct and update EXIF camera information
              louisd79464044 Level 1

              IMG_6837.jpg

               

              This is one of them.

              • 4. Re: correct and update EXIF camera information
                johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                I verified that in my LR 5.7.1, no Lens is displayed by LR for this file. However, it appears that the file has been manipulated by software other than LR, modifying to not strictly conform with the standards:


                1. Exiftool issues the following warning:

                 

                [ExifTool]  Warning : [minor] Adjusted MakerNotes base by 26
                [ExifTool]  Warning : MakerNotes pointer references previous MakerNotes directory
                [ExifTool]  Warning : InteropIFD pointer references previous InteropIFD directory
                

                 

                2. The file stores many tags in both the EXIF IFD (as it should) and in the Interoperability IFD (as it shouldn't). 

                 

                It's very possible that these nonconformities (especially the first one) are tripping up LR when it's trying to read the lens information.  What other software has manipulated this file?

                 

                Try importing a new photo directly from the camera into LR, with no other software for downloading from the camera. Does the Lens show up in LR's Metadata panel?  If not, then take a file directly from the camera's card using Mac Finder / Windows File Explorer, and upload it to Dropbox (not this forum, which sometimes in the past has modified posted images).  Then post the Dropbox link.