Altering info on metadata ??

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by ottor, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. ottor

    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Foolish question, cuz it's a 'non-issue- but it did peak my curiosity.. someome mentioned that you can change or alter the info on the metadata once the pic was taken... no idea why you'd want to , but ... can that actually be done?

    Can you tell that work's kinna slow this morning?.... :D
     
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    CxThree TPF Noob!

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    When you import photos in Lightroom, you have the option to add to the metadata. Some people use that option to add their copyright.
     
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    ottor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I knew you could 'add' info, however, I didn't know that you could to that in Lightroom.... but I think he was taking about actually changing info that was recorded when the pic was taken.. "Changing" the iso, aperature, camera type, etc..

    He musta' had a reason.... :confused:

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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Many times commercial photographers feel they would be giving away trade secrets were they to let all their metadata go in their images to their clients. So they make sure that doesn't happen.

    There are 2 kinds of metadata. EXIF and IPTC. IPTC metadata is where a copyright statement, contact info, or use license information can be added to an image. EXIF data is where you find focal length, aperture, shutter speed, camera make/model etc. written by the camera.

    IMO, one of the best metadata editors available is PhotoMe. PhotoME - Exif, IPTC & ICC Metadata Editor
     

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